SpaceX Wants Starlink Satellites Closer To Earth For Faster Internet Speeds And Lower Risks During Failures



Elon Musk‘s rocket manufacturing company SpaceX is seeking regulatory approval to position some of its second-generation Starlink satellites closer to Earth in a bid to enhance the quality of service.

What Happened: SpaceX on Tuesday submitted a request to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to place a few of its next-gen Starlink satellites at altitudes in the 340 km to 360 km range. The company said in the letter that it believes lowering the orbital altitude will enhance the quality of service for consumers, businesses, and emergency services alike.

“Operating at these lower altitudes …

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