Starlink, a satellite project for broadband Internet that SpaceX is envisioning, originally envisioned 7,000, but later increased the number to 12,000. However, according to reports, according to the latest plan, SpaceX has applied for permission to use radio waves for the new Starlink satellites, which again increased the number to 30,000, to the International Telecommunication Union ITU.
The ITU and the FCC of the Federal Communications Commission have already licensed 12,000 bands. However, this application contains an additional 30,000 wireless communication devices. The FCC has filed an application for permission to use all 20 radio waves with the ITU and requested permission to fly 1,500 satellites in low Earth orbit. SpaceX plans to deploy these satellites at an altitude of 330 to 580 km.
Of course, there are also concerns about using the satellite communication band. One expert pointed out that although it is the emptyest at altitude, it is also the location where manned spacecraft, including the International Space Station ISS, fly well, so the movement of numerous satellites here will also affect manned flight in the future.
However, it is not known whether the Starlink project will launch 42,000 satellites altogether, as it has requested permission for an additional 30,000 satellites. Some say that this application was originally intended to simplify the time-consuming application process for the use of radio waves if a mass agenda was submitted to the ITU.
SpaceX launched its first 60 Starlink satellites earlier this year and plans to send 60 to orbit next month. These are likely to be hundreds to 1,000 or more in the future. Related information can be found here .