MicroSat 2a & 2B on adapter [SpaceX]
Starlink is SpaceX's 4425-satellite low earth orbit constellation to provide broadband Internet access.
The 387 kg mass-produced spacecraft carry a communications payload using the Ku and Ka frequency bands. The satellites will employ optical inter-satellite links and phased array beam forming and digital processing technologies.
The first 1584 Starlink satellites are to operate from a 550 km orbit. Later sub-constellations are planned for 1200 km and very low 340 km orbital altitude.
The first launch is expected for May 2019 on a Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) booster, carrying a unspecified number of satellites.
|Type / Application:||Communication|
|Power:||Solar arrays, batteries|
|Orbit:||550 km × 550 km, 53° (typical)|
|Starlink 1||-||2019||CC SLC-40||Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5)||with Starlink (unk. number)|
|Starlink ...||-||2019||CC SLC-40||Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5)||with Starlink (unk. number)|
|Starlink (unk. number)||-||2019||CC SLC-40||Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5)||with Starlink (unk. number)|