SpaceX lowers orbiting height for internet satellites

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The Federal Communications Commission has allowed SpaceX to run 1,584 of its satellites at a lower altitude than previously approved going from 1,150 kilometers to 550 kilometers, despite fear of interference and collisions with other satellites operating at the same altitude.

According to a statement released by the FCC, they have also allowed the company to reduce the number of satellites in its home broadband constellation from 4,425 to 4,409.

SpaceX's satellite internet network project, Starlink, plans on deploying thousands of satellites that will connect with one million ground stations on Earth, providing internet access worldwide.

According to the FCC, permitting these changes make it easier for SpaceX to deliver internet services in remote areas more quickly and efficiently. Half of the satellites are expected to be launched by 2024 and the official rollout of all satellites is expected in three to five years.

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1. SpaceX Starlink satellites connected around Earth
2. SpaceX authorized to lower the number of its satellites
3. SpaceX lowers orbiting height for internet satellites
4. SpaceX Satellites connecting to remote areas; roll out date

VOICEOVER (in English):
"SpaceX's satellite internet network project, Starlink, plans on deploying thousands of satellites that will connect with one million ground stations on Earth, providing internet access worldwide."

"According to a statement released by the Federal Communications Commission, SpaceX has received authorization to reduce the number of satellites in its home broadband constellation from 4,425 to 4,409."

"The FCC also allowed the company to run 1,584 of its satellites at a lower altitude than previously approved going from 1,150 kilometers to 550 kilometers, despite fear of interference and collisions with other satellites operating at the same altitude. "

"According to the FCC, permitting these changes make it easier for SpaceX to deliver internet services in remote areas more quickly and efficiently. Half of the satellites are expected to be launched by 2024 and the official rollout of all satellites is expected in three to five years."

SOURCES:
Federal Communications Commission
https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-19-342A1.pdf