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Starlink

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.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: SpaceX
Contractors: SpaceX
Equipment: Ku/Ka-band payload
Configuration:
Propulsion: ?
Power: Solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: 387 kg
Orbit: 550 km × 550 km, 53 (typical)
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
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)

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