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Watch | What is Starlink?

Starlink is a network of satellites that provide internet. It’s being built by SpaceX, Elon Musk’s aerospace company.

The satellite network operates at 550km above the Earth’s surface in low Earth orbit, unlike conventional internet satellites that are positioned much higher, at over 35,000km.

Also Read |SpaceX launches its 13th Starlink mission. What does the company plan to achieve?

SpaceX’s first Starlink mission was launched on May 24, 2019, which carried 60 satellites. The company has approval to launch 12,000 Starlink satellites, and it has requested the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to approve launch of another 30,000 satellites.


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