FCC accepts to modify SpaceX’s Starlink license – SpaceWatch.Global

Jessica Rosenworcel, FCC. : FCC

Luxembourg, 28 April 2021. – The Federal Communications Fee (FCC) within the U.S. accepted to change ’s Starlink license within the low Earth (LEO), the fee mentioned.

Topic to a few situations, the FCC granted SpaceX to vary the first operational altitude for 2814 satellites from the unique 1100 to 1300 kilometer vary to the brand new and decrease 540 to 570 kilometer vary.

“(We) conclude that this modification doesn’t create vital interference issues”, the FCC mentioned, and denied petitions “to disclaim or defer” from Viasat, , Kepler and Kuiper.

The situations the FCC set out embody that SpaceX stories twice a yr on the operations of its Starlink satellites and potential “conjunction occasions”.

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