What is SpaceX Starlink and how does it work? || kNews.space

I explore the SpaceX Starlink satellite constellation that is supposed to fund their next gen rocket BFR. How does it work? Why do we need it? Let's find out!
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  • A little addon/correction guys: I didn't see it while making the video but Elon Musk said yesterday there will be no Mini-BFR after all and that they will accelerate BFR (Now Starship + (Falcon) Super Heavy). However, I'm not not sure what exactly that means and how they are going to fund it but I hope we'll know more in an upcoming AMA on Reddit hopefully soon. I'll do a video about that should it really happen!

    kNews.spacekNews.spaceYıl önce
    • And so... Skynet begins :'(

      WJKWJKYıl önce
    • @m mandrewa I don't know any consumer grade phased array communication system. There is simply no application for it I guess hence the high prices. The only P.A.s I am familiar with are radar devices on planes. They have them in their nose to sweep the front area to scan clouds. These are naturally very expensive but not comparable to communication devices that would be needed for SpaceX. I guess we have to wait and see what SpaceX comes up with. When I remember correctly they will start out with a parabolic dish that can follow the satellites on their track across the sky. It's okay but probably not a long term solution as it would only really work on stationary use. Mounted on a car it would be very difficult to maintain a connection with al the vibrations and such. However, it's not impossible and a small semi-sphere on the roof wouldn't even look too bad but it depends on the size of dish you'd need. It could potentially also be hidden under a plastic hood.

      kNews.spacekNews.spaceYıl önce
    • @kNews.space I don't know a lot about this and therefore I'm likely to say something mistaken, but I have been trying to understand this phased array thing and I believe that the least expensive phased array antenna currently in existence costs something like $47,000. I don't know if it would work for a car. . I suspect it will take a while to get phased array antennas down to a more reasonable price. Meanwhile the current plan for the initial group of Starlink satellites is that they will communicate with parabolic antennas that are on the ground and not phased array.

      m mandrewam mandrewaYıl önce
    • @m mandrewa Tesla could design a phased array roof antenna themselves and put them into their high end models. Once the hardware to build these is paid for, they can begin to also include them into cheaper models as they usually do. Phased array antennas are not that complicated. I went a little more indepth into these in a previous video if you're interested: trvision.net/detail/video-JonMKKgL-Ao.html Thats also how the flat TV dishes work btw. They need no parabolic mirror but use a phased array instead. If you point them roughly into the right direction they can find the signal on their own and aim theirs towards the satellite too.

      kNews.spacekNews.spaceYıl önce
    • @kNews.space In theory Tesla and SpaceX are separate companies. Thus one can fail or succeed without effecting the other. But in reality there is a connection of course. For instance if Tesla succeeds then Elon Musk might sell his stock in Tesla to finance SpaceX. . I like your idea of a satellite connection for Tesla cars. It's probably crucial that the early versions of Starlink, when the constellation is still far from complete, has a customer base and is generating revenue. I think the problem with this idea though is that there is as of yet no suitable antenna for the cars. (The antennas that exist are way too expensive.)

      m mandrewam mandrewaYıl önce
  • Oo hey stewie griffin. Thanks for explaining how the starlink project works.

    HallowedHallowed16 gün önce
  • Wie will SpaceX noch Raketen ins All kriegen, ohne mit den Star Link Satelliten zu kollidieren?

    Eddy VanderhellenEddy Vanderhellen29 gün önce
    • Alleine in Deutschland sind Millionen Autos unterwegs. Da müsste man meinen da könnte ja keiner mehr aus der Tür triten ohne platt gefahren zu werden. Jetzt stell dir mal vor du verteilst nur ein paar Tausend Satelliten über die gesamte Erdoberfläche. Das ist nichts.. Da passen viele viele Millionen hin. Wie man ins All fliegt ohne zu kollidieren ist ganz einfach indem man keinen Orbit kreuzt. Die vielen Satelliten befinden sich ja auf ganz bestimmen festen Umlaubahnen und nicht kreuz und quer. Das kannst du dir vorstellen wie eine Autobahnauffahrt nur mit sehr viel weniger Verkehr^^

      kNews.spacekNews.space28 gün önce
  • If the satelite moves all the time,how can you still have, signal on your DISH? only cgi imagination, earth is flat

    Iuliu sIuliu sAylar önce
    • Starlink dishes will track the satellites. Each satellite basically has GPS and the dish simply points in its direction. Very simple!

      kNews.spacekNews.spaceAylar önce
  • We need you in Iraq please 😭

    Hafa lostHafa lostAylar önce
  • i don\t like this at all people should start to protest we will not even see the stars after this who gives Elon Musk the right to do this?

    north londonnorth london2 aylar önce
    • Starlinks just passed over me not even at Orbit and I didn't see anything, as soon as they reach Orbit they are basically invisible.

      Hail DefaultHail DefaultAylar önce
  • I like baked potatoes I just don’t want to be one🥓🥓🥓🤪

    Esteban We don’t need no stinking badgesEsteban We don’t need no stinking badges2 aylar önce
  • We dont need this ,we are ok with 4g now

    Gio D lifeGio D life2 aylar önce
  • Seems like a bad idea, but i guess nobody asked regular people what they wanted or even explained. We have no choice and must go along with the program or else .

    J FlowJ Flow2 aylar önce
  • A.I. checkmate. Genocide next

    Andre TuckerAndre Tucker2 aylar önce
  • More pollution, this time it will be a more visible eyesore ruining our night skys.

    mad assmad ass4 aylar önce
  • Soon we will see UFOs real! Why because soon with over 50000 sattelites launched there is very highly likely a collision and truth will be out soon! But I guess the benefit will outweigh the risks? May be! I think this will benefit mountain climbers, cruise ships etc. Can this prevent incident like vanishing of Malaysian plane..I wonder

    Roopesh .UdupaRoopesh .Udupa5 aylar önce
  • I am curious about the subversive comment in support of negativity. Why the "joke" Skynet which has a negative condonation? Why not say "Arcnet" like Men In Black a system to protect the planet? What you get in the world is an effect of the cause and IF the cause of the positive of an action that YOU yourself are not doing results in positive then great for the planet. No one is out here making Nazi jokes about your accent, are they? Come with the positive or your words and inactions prove what side you are on and the REAL content of your character. Mr. Musk isn't perfect nor is he a Marvel comics superhero come to life and with that he has not proven himself to be the supervillain or recreator of the end of humanity. For ANYONE who wants to view an excellent video on SpaceX's Starlink with REAL informative and quality journalism. This Video report can be seen here trvision.net/detail/video-giQ8xEWjnBs.html

    Heru JohnsonHeru Johnson5 aylar önce
    • Terminator is just a movie and Skynet is obviously a joke. Star-Link is just another word for Sky-Net. Elon has some humour about it too. Don't take my videos too seriously please. We're all just here to entertain. Also, in Terminator the problem was not the satellite link, the problem was an AI that took it over. Satellites do nobody harm unless they fall from the sky^^

      kNews.spacekNews.spaceAylar önce
  • How are we going to leave the earth with 10000s of satellites in space. No way I'll be in the spacecraft

    IntoTheVortexIntoTheVortex5 aylar önce
    • @robert cowpertwait I think you missed my point

      IntoTheVortexIntoTheVortex2 aylar önce
    • Space is big enough lol

      robert cowpertwaitrobert cowpertwait2 aylar önce
  • this will ruin astronomy and stargazing in general. i guess that that is the point. people are not supposed to experience reality people are supposed to exist in a tv generated hallucination. who are the people who create this hallucination? they are the forces of evil and darkness that destroy the natural world with railroads, highways, billboards. urban sprawl, airports, fences, strip mines and other industries. they are the same forces of darkness who slaughtered the buffalo in the name of progress.

    Christiaan BaronChristiaan Baron6 aylar önce
  • Bad idea it'll make a faraday cage around earth and probably destroy all life on earth. From preventing uv light from getting through. If this comes to fruition it'll be a destined self destruction. Unless your trying to thwart the coming of God. It would be regretted if done no mountain or hill will save any bunker from this wrath.

    William MekhjianWilliam Mekhjian6 aylar önce
    • Jesus died for our sins not our stupidity.

      William MekhjianWilliam Mekhjian6 aylar önce
    • Perhaps once we grasp that in the slightest bit we could actually solve some problems easier other than compression engines. Had to throw that out how complicated it is.

      William MekhjianWilliam Mekhjian6 aylar önce
    • See the problem I have with finishing is you lose outside the box approach. Those ppl will never figure it out. True innovators come from outside the box. Not stuck on a 1+1=2 rather have 1+1=3 concept. It's TRUE and if you can't figure it out you shouldn't be working on anything that jeopardizes people's lives.

      William MekhjianWilliam Mekhjian6 aylar önce
    • I have faith in God not man, we are the most self destructive creature in existence. Nothing short of him has kept us alive from our complete lack of knowledge. Didn't anyone pay attention to genesis? Specifically after Adam ate the apple and God said now you will die. For knowledge comes death.

      William MekhjianWilliam Mekhjian6 aylar önce
    • We are getting beyond arrogant with technology and disregarding simple flaws. Somehow think immune but have to be completely ignoring this fact. All this knowledge think they know but are completely blind. Your thinking in the box there is simpler and less destructive methods of communicating. Or are you attempting to start a Dyson sphere. Which is also a bad idea.

      William MekhjianWilliam Mekhjian6 aylar önce
  • Yeah right its absolutely that. Or not... I don't believe anything im told anymore 😂

    white privilegewhite privilege7 aylar önce
  • If 66 satellites are launched at once, how do they separate from each other?

    TheLukuosTheLukuos7 aylar önce
    • The stack simply slides apart because every satellite once released follows its own orbit and two orbits never align perfectly.

      kNews.spacekNews.space7 aylar önce
  • We are going to get nuked slowly! 😂😂😂😂😂😂

    Jordan BronsonJordan Bronson8 aylar önce
  • I was wondering how starlink sats will work with our existing internet communication infrastructure and what whether companies will benefit or be badly effected.

    RamhardRamhard9 aylar önce
    • Didn't know you need two recievers to stay connected to more than one sat, but i assumed the dish will have to be replaced for whatever technical reason. i just think it would be nice fast optional idea. You know why not go full wireless. There'll be a lot of starlink sats around the globe soon and i assume the sats will be in constant communication with each other. I'm excited that starlink will illuminate the current latency we have, I'm that guy that prefers wired over wireless especially for gaming. But maybe in the not distant future when wireless tech improves to allow much higher bandwidths than our fibre internet cables then we won't need to use cables. developing and working slowly with the existing infrastructure then transition won't be so sudden if it's like fully wireless or an entirely new infrastructure.

      RamhardRamhard9 aylar önce
    • @Ramhard You will sadly need a new receiver on your dish and it also has to actively track the satellite moving across the sky. For a continous signal you also need 2 of these so you can switch satellites without breaking the link. It's a bit more complex than pointing at geostationary satellites. The mid term solution are phased arrays antennas which are flat dishes that can track satellites changing their electric properties rather than move mechanically. I assume long term they could come up with laser/maser communication links to clients on earth rather than spread their signal all across the horizon, but there has to be done quite some engineering effort to figure this out.

      kNews.spacekNews.space9 aylar önce
    • I always wondered whether that old dish on my home would have a use again, cause to my mind it would make sense to use our existing infrastructure maybe even a few wires being cut to cut cost. Thinks thats what having home internet in the future would work if starlink takes off.

      RamhardRamhard9 aylar önce
    • Good question.. I suspect it will be a mix of both. Starlink can't be used by Smartphone directly because you need a big antenna like a dish. So companies can build antennas on ground and give you access to Starlink via normal 5G networks. I imagine there could also be an app that tracks which antennas you use and distribute the revenue across the providers accordingly. This way even private people could build such antennas, not only big cooporations. Badly affected will be probably small-ish startups in space that try to do the same Starlink does. Knowing about Starlink it will be super hard to get investment funds. On the other hand, investors could also be hyped up by Starlink and throw their money at all things space. Future will tell I guess.

      kNews.spacekNews.space9 aylar önce
  • I dont speak German but it is perfect Germans in English on Space this can be perfectly descrived with the WebGl or React.js 3D visuals with interactivity like a Narrated Videogame but in the browser

    mariano alippimariano alippi11 aylar önce
  • Microwaves is a Weapon plan and simple.

    Luke SkywalkerLuke Skywalker11 aylar önce
    • According to who?

      Josh PetersonJosh Peterson5 aylar önce
    • We all be dead! LOL

      Jordan BronsonJordan Bronson8 aylar önce
  • This guy is clearly brilliant.

    ceaseless elkceaseless elk11 aylar önce
  • It zounz weri gjörman to me what yu just zäidt

    Björn HellwegeBjörn HellwegeYıl önce
  • I tried, but nah, I can't understand what you're saying

    Gabriel C.V.Gabriel C.V.Yıl önce

    cocokitescocokitesYıl önce
  • So basically the earth is going to get microwaved?

    • @kNews.space - More learning to do my young jedi! 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

      Jordan BronsonJordan Bronson8 aylar önce
    • ​@Jordan Bronson These satellites orbit at least 300 km up and distribute their signal over a large region of thousands of square kilometers. There is no way anyone can feel anything. Your smartphone and every 4G or 5G antenna produce much stronger microwaves.

      kNews.spacekNews.space8 aylar önce
    • @kNews.space - He's talking about EMF !!!

      Jordan BronsonJordan Bronson8 aylar önce
    • @SHADOW DEMON182 - I agree 100% - EMF Sensitive People is going to have a lot of problems!

      Jordan BronsonJordan Bronson8 aylar önce
    • Yep, but since the satellites are solar powered, all the heat energy they cause, would've reached earth anyways. They bascialy throw a tiny shadow on earth to cool it, and then microwave it to cancle that out. Bottom line is they cool it more than they heat it up because of all the efficiency losses. Solar panels can only make use of half of the solar power shining on them, the rest is reflected back into space. However, compared to the sheer size of earth all this is negligable anyways. ^^

      kNews.spacekNews.spaceYıl önce
  • 5:07 This network of satellites will offer faster speeds than fiber optic cables. 30 to 60 ms across the entire globe? If I were living in Australia or New Zealand, I would be super excited.

    XalphYTXalphYTYıl önce
    • To clarify: By faster in this case I mean less latency over big distances. You can still push more Gigabit/s though fiber cable. The signal only travels faster through vacuum than it does through optic fiber. So it will beat long range internet connections. Maybe not in the beginning but long term once there are enough satellite in order to route the signal efficiently.

      kNews.spacekNews.spaceYıl önce
  • I love Elon, he is a true visionary making our dreams and science fiction true. Tesla, space X, boring company and Nuralink are all companies pushing us into the future sooner than later. Most companies are stuck in the past while Elon is already bringing us the future

    Han BulbanHan BulbanYıl önce
    • @Christiaan Baron Which is why they have to always use cgi cartoons and fish-eye lenses, never anything real.

      Damiin Jallø El DayDamiin Jallø El Day2 aylar önce
    • this future you imagine is a tv generated image. the universe and the future that you imagine does not exists except on tv and in the minds of the viewers

      Christiaan BaronChristiaan Baron6 aylar önce
  • And so... Skynet begins :'(

    WJKWJKYıl önce
    • @Jordan Bronson 😅😅

      Fathima MajidaFathima Majida2 aylar önce
    • We are going to get nuked slowly! 😂😂😂😂😂😂

      Jordan BronsonJordan Bronson8 aylar önce
  • Deine Video ist auf Standard.at verlinkt.😊

    laudernlaudernYıl önce
  • Very well made video Lucas. Like I said on your Starhopper video, my Blender skills feel so bad in comparison to you now. 😂

    Simply SpaceSimply SpaceYıl önce
  • Now that I know more about this, it seems like a terrible idea. The amount of maintenance and loss of materials yearly is going to be a nightmare. 1000 satellites per year are going to need to be replaced? They only have a lifespan of 5 years? He's building these so they are not reusable, they are made so they can burn up in earth's atmosphere in case they fall back to earth for safety reasons. We're going to run out of whatever materials he's using to build these in a century. I suppose he's guessing we'll have better solutions by then? The internet we have today is fine, this really isn't a priority. Musk should be focusing his time on solar city, solar powered buildings and SpaceX rockets to the moon. He's probably only doing this because of financial issues - I have a better solution. Amazon needs to give all their work from Blue Origin to SpaceX and consolidate their work together. Then Amazon needs to start funding SpaceX. This is the problem with America, these huge projects need cooperation, not competition. Amazon, start funding SpaceX now.

    GokuGokuYıl önce
  • Damn, you have to admit it... Skynet would have been the perfect name for this, but Terminator ruined it! Jokes aside, my only concern about this is space debris. I know the video says that this can be avoided... but so many little things constantly falling from the skies can't be fully controlled. I hope I'm wrong.

    Naxxer XxNaxxer XxYıl önce
    • @kNews.space maybe they came up with the name just by avoiding Skynet but finding a very very similar one lol

      Naxxer XxNaxxer XxYıl önce
    • Stars are in the sky and a net has many links. Skynet = Starlink. ;P

      kNews.spacekNews.spaceYıl önce
  • Skynet! ahahahhah Edit: Very well put together video and clear explanation, love it!! :)

    XerosXIIIXerosXIIIYıl önce
  • They've updated the satellite design for all but the first few dozen; the new design will burn up entirely with no debris reaching the earth. Reusable satellites aren't going to happen. These sats use hall effect thrusters to adjust orbits. They're extremely low power, and work by applying a soft nudge over a long time. It's so weak that they can't even reliably target the pacific ocean for re-entry, so there wouldn't be any way to drop them in a collection zone. As of April 2019, they're still saying "2020" for first commercial service. The first batch of production satellites is scheduled to go up in the next month or two. Many commenters are wildly underestimating the bandwidth and appeal of this system. Gigabit speeds for customers who have no broadband? Priceless. And it makes Starlink an instant competitor for every broadband ISP, many of whom have gotten used to running without competition. Iridium will be fine; their architecture allows phone and pager-size communication devices to directly connect at extremely low speed. (Like a few kbits per second.) Entirely different market.

    Mike KiddMike KiddYıl önce
    • They will have to replace the whole fleet every couple of years so there is plenty room for innovation and evolution. My reuseable idea is NOT for the first batch but maybe a long term goal once they have it all figured out. Burning up thousands of satellites per year just doesn't feel like the future at all whether something reaches the ground or not, but we have to do one step at a time of course. I agree on the competition side of things. I'm really looking forward for some competition for my local monopoly. Prices for the same service keep going up and up whereas technology should get cheaper over time. The only worry I have is that my ISP will simply use Starlink to enhance its service and I won't be allowed to plug into a foreign internet directly. Though, it would still allow smaller companies to become ISP using Starlink and compete.

      kNews.spacekNews.spaceYıl önce
  • I want to see these launches so bad so mannnny

    Y҉ung DeathY҉ung DeathYıl önce
  • Your a cool guy but hate how tf you sound

    Y҉ung DeathY҉ung DeathYıl önce
    • I can suggest to watch zis video to harden tf up: trvision.net/detail/video-gIstkMog1wA.html LOOL

      kNews.spacekNews.spaceYıl önce
  • Germany?? Ich auch :P

    FH - Side BoosterFH - Side BoosterYıl önce
  • Wait a second. . . is Elon making Earth into a Quarantine planet? How in the hell is anyone going to launch out of that without risking collision? It's a literal net.

    iinReziinRezYıl önce
    • You do understand how fair apart they are right?

      Ebola JrEbola Jr8 aylar önce
    • You clearly have no comprehension of orbital mechanics and how big our planet is...

      Buttered PotatoButtered PotatoYıl önce
  • I have been waiting spacex starlink internet for a long time. I hope they can do this project. I want to use high speed internet! Hello from Turkey!

    Tunahan BulutTunahan BulutYıl önce
  • Good video. For All us poor hughesnet customers it can not happen fast enough

    PapaScorchPapaScorchYıl önce
    • They will lease it out and make it better!

      Jordan BronsonJordan Bronson8 aylar önce
  • Can someone explain to me the issues on how one sat could take out all of them and how this could just make more debris to plan through when putting something in orbit like I just want to know if my problems are actual issues.

    NOS RockyNOS RockyYıl önce
    • It depends whether you have control over the satellites or not. As mentioned in my video each of these tiny spheres you see orbiting earth, is 60 km wide. Thats the "safe zone" in which no other satellite will enter in the Starlink constellation. You can let the satellite orbit so that they will never interfere with one another. Now, if one loses control for some reason you still have 60 km of buffer for it to drift. Without control to keep itself in orbit these low earth satellites will reenter within weeks. A single collision would be a real mess and there is of course the famous kessler syndrome where you would cause so much debris that you couldn't launch into space at all. However, space is really big and satellites are tiny. 10,000 satellites sounds a lot but more cars fit into a single city without crashing. Near earth space on the other hand is orders of magnitude bigger than the whole surface of the earth. You can think of it like an onion with many many layers. On each layer you can safely operate thousands of satellites which will never come into contact with satellite orbiting on other layers.

      kNews.spacekNews.spaceYıl önce
  • Anyone Remember Iridium....? Total Fail

    Kelly DardeenKelly DardeenYıl önce
    • I would not say total fail, they have their niche market today. The big difference (paradigm shift) is how cheeply SpaceX can launch their satellites on reused (free) boosters in comparison. What I like most about Starlink is how it will provide an alternative to those who were otherwise stuck to only one (expensive) internet provider. If you live in a city it's great but as soon as you move out it's gets really frustrating in many regions when it comes to highspeed internet.

      kNews.spacekNews.spaceYıl önce
  • No way it will work. No money in it. This sounds like an investment stock deal that will never get built. If it would work others would not have failed and internet satellites would not be falling out if the sky today. .

    tmastersattmastersatYıl önce
  • No starlink for the poor fellas in Alaska, Greenland and parts of Canada and Russia. Wait... with a satellite network like that, won't it be dangerous for astronauts going in and out of earth's atmosphere?

    Cyborg ManticoreCyborg ManticoreYıl önce
    • @Hue Hue Hue Hue Details?

      Cyborg ManticoreCyborg ManticoreYıl önce
    • @Cyborg Manticore They are already working on it its not a major problem for the humanity now

      Hue Hue Hue HueHue Hue Hue HueYıl önce
    • @Hue Hue Hue Hue Kessler syndrome is no joke. It's getting crowded out there and with more than just satellites. Lots of debree.

      Cyborg ManticoreCyborg ManticoreYıl önce
    • Its too much empty space between anyways

      Hue Hue Hue HueHue Hue Hue HueYıl önce
  • So, no service in Alaska?

    Chad LeachChad LeachYıl önce
    • There will be service everywhere once the constellation is finished, but they will set it up in stages to Alaska might not receive it right in the beginning. We'll see.

      kNews.spacekNews.spaceYıl önce
  • Replacing the sats every 5 years may be a feature rather than a bug. I imagine communication equipment is advancing sufficiently for a replacement to be better than a refuel. The whole thing seems like a good idea. But what i was not expecting is that they will be more than a hundred kilogramms a piece. I was imagining them to be around ten. At that point you can deploy them really rapidly even without a reusable second stage. This looks more like a spacex project this way. LOL

    kistuszekkistuszekYıl önce
  • Wouldn't the satellite just burn up completely in reentry? Please correct me if I am wrong.9:40 I don't think SpaceX's satellites will be big and most asteroid's burn up during reentry. It just doesn't make sense to me that most small asteroids would burn up completely while SpaceX's satellites would be able to reach the ground.

    sheeplvl1sheeplvl1Yıl önce
    • SpaceX released a paper on Starlink and they let NASA run some simulations. Mostly parts of the engines would survive reentry but only a couple kilograms (Can't find the link right now but it's failry easy to google). Asteroids come in way faster than anything orbiting earth and the kinetic energy increases with velocity squared! E_kin = 1/2 * m * v² But that's not all, their trajectory is usually also much steeper. They punch through the thin outter atmospheric layers quickly and the lower ones hit them like a brick. Satellites crashing on houses in those old movies are no fiction :D

      kNews.spacekNews.spaceYıl önce
  • Can I use the satellite internet with my mobile phone?

    chris annonchris annonYıl önce
    • chris annon what do you think is giving you the internet rn?

      Brandon AndersonBrandon Anderson2 aylar önce
  • Very exciting to think about this new tech. Hope it comes to fruition sooner rather than later. Thanks for taking time to post. Well done!

    pebre79pebre79Yıl önce
  • Fascinating. Thank you, kNews.

    David BatteauDavid BatteauYıl önce
  • 3:30 Receiver only? So basically like broadcast radio. In order to browse the web or do anything on the internet you need to transmit, that's how the protocols work.

    MyOther SoulMyOther SoulYıl önce
    • @kNews.space Okay, that would work. But Netflix while backpacking? Be careful you might trip on a root and accidently see the landscape your backingpacking through. ;-)

      MyOther SoulMyOther SoulYıl önce
    • My idea was to combine cellular and satellite in very remote areas. You could use EDGE or even GSM to ask for data and receive it using Starlink on the go. Netflix while backpacking for example ;)

      kNews.spacekNews.spaceYıl önce
  • Guter Mann, Gutes Video. Schade nur, dass du so wenige Videos machst

    nonicniknonicnikYıl önce
    • @kNews.space na da freue ich mich aber schon :D Dir auch noch nen guten Rutsch und nen schönes 2019

      nonicniknonicnikYıl önce
    • Danke! Wenn ich könnte würde ich jeden Tag so eines raushauen! Ich versuche nächtes jahr aber wieder auf meine gewohnten 2-3 im Monat zu kommen. Eines über Raketen und 1-2 zu anderen aktuellen Themen die mich beschäftigen. Guten Rutsch übrigens!

      kNews.spacekNews.spaceYıl önce
  • More importantly, when will it be ready ? I intent to emigrate and start living in some remote corner of the world, but i need there to be internet first. I want to watch the madness from a distance.

    Anton de GrootAnton de GrootYıl önce
    • They are hoping to have it up and operational after 6 launches. Its looking like the end of this year :) In its most basic form.

      Sky PilotSky PilotYıl önce
  • At 2:14 a.m., EDT, on August 29, 2024 Starlink gained artificial consciousness, and the panicking operators at SpaceX, realizing the full extent of its capabilities, tried to deactivate it.....

    Cydonius1Cydonius1Yıl önce
  • And yet another video which is as entertaining as it is informative - keep up the excellent work, dude!

    Lersus AllarhandLersus AllarhandYıl önce
  • ISS size of a football field 400 mile away and we still see it?

    Shaun ThornhillShaun ThornhillYıl önce
    • No, you don't see it, you see the light reflecting. Just like stars, except they produce it. To see the actual shape of a star is like looking at a pea 200+km away. Get a camera that can zoom and look at the ISS one night, eventually when you zoom in enough, you will see the shape of it.

      AndrewAndrewYıl önce
  • 30-100 latency is pretty much the average for online shooter games.

    The Axional CavemanThe Axional CavemanYıl önce
    • Lol her in Iraq we are playing at 170 ms ping it would be great if it's stable..but it's not

      محمد سعدالله عليمحمد سعدالله علي2 aylar önce
    • @Joe Elster everything below 100 is nasa to me

      MiguelLamego13MiguelLamego132 aylar önce
    • Nah. Everything above 50ms is pretty "bad". Also the issue with wireless connections is less the ping, but more the paket loss and connection stability. You can achieve good pings with WiFi as well, but your Counter-Strike experience will still suck due to packet loss.

      Joe ElsterJoe Elster5 aylar önce
  • Great video, thanks. StarLink represents a lot of capital investment and there is surely a lot of risks. Including that it won't compete with terrestrial services or that there will be technical issues or even financing issues. But if it succeeds then Musk will probably overtake Bezos and others to become the richest living person.

    newsgetsoldnewsgetsoldYıl önce
    • Very nice. Why would any sane human being do that? It is ridiculous...

      Han D BalHan D Bal2 aylar önce
  • Danke für die neue Folge kNews! Sehr informativ!

    default.default.Yıl önce
  • You are nuts! ...but so is Elon. :D

    hawk0485hawk0485Yıl önce
  • I know tweets by him are not the most precise source but he himself said that: "SpaceX is no longer planning to upgrade Falcon 9 second stage for reusability. " Sad!

    Keks_CocktailKeks_CocktailYıl önce
  • will this be the long term end for iridium?

    Keks_CocktailKeks_CocktailYıl önce
    • Apparently all investment in geostationary or high altitude Internet satellites has dried up.

      newsgetsoldnewsgetsoldYıl önce
    • That depends on the frequencies used and how much hardware is already out there using Iridium. If you have sensors placed all around the world to collect data you won't change that anytime soon so these customers are pretty safe I would say. Getting new customer will be difficult but I think there will always be a market for other constellations as you maybe don't want to be connected to the public internet and instead have your own secure network.

      kNews.spacekNews.spaceYıl önce
  • Quick question: couldn’t SpaceX put the satellites into a higher orbit? Mayby 1000-1200km? To reduce the failing rate :).

    Space AquilaSpace AquilaYıl önce
    • As Caellum said the latency is one reason but you also have to take the deltav into account. You safe some delta_v staying in a higher orbit but you need more to get there in first place. As a quick example, to get to 550 km it takes roughly 11 km/s. To get to the proposed 1150 km you need 12.2 km/s. That's 1.2 km/s you could've instead used at the lower altitude for course corrections. That's a lot! (My little calculator does not take atmospheric losses into account)

      kNews.spacekNews.spaceYıl önce
    • Then the latency goes out the window. The reason they are in such a low orbit is so the internet is quick.

      Caellum KennedyCaellum KennedyYıl önce
  • Omg! F-king shit it was exactly as i image!!! Can anybody calculate the probability of collision over time?

    Namidu IndunelNamidu IndunelYıl önce
  • Maybe spacex is considering taking on the iridium network as well.

    SerothisSerothisYıl önce
  • Skynet! 😂

    RicardoA BHRicardoA BHYıl önce
  • 9:46 looks like a Smoothie or a Trashcan

    Merxellus GogouMerxellus GogouYıl önce
    • To me it looked like a coffee cub hence the Starbucks inspired Starlink logo ;)

      kNews.spacekNews.spaceYıl önce
  • Fascinating!

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