FCC approves SpaceX’s plan to deploy Starlink satellites for space based broadband services

Elon Musk's SpaceX had asked the FCC for approval to fly 2,824 satellites at a lower orbit as part of the plan to provide high-speed broadband internet services to people who currently lack access.

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The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) said on Tuesday it had voted to approve a SpaceX plan to deploy some Starlink satellites at a lower earth orbit than planned as part of its push to offer space-based broadband internet.

Elon Musk’s SpaceX had asked the FCC for approval to fly 2,824 satellites at a lower orbit as part of the plan to provide high-speed broadband internet services to people who currently lack access.The change in altitude would improve space safety, reduce power flux density emissions to improve the interference environment, and lower “elevation angles to improve the customer experience,” SpaceX told the FCC.The FCC’s decision to grant the approval includes a number of conditions to ensure the plan’s safety.

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