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SpaceX revises internet satellite launch plan to minimize space debris

8 days ago   |   By Engadget

For the past few years, SpaceX has been working on its Starlink project, the goal of which is to launch thousands of low-orbiting satellites that will provide high-speed internet to people around the world. In February, the company put two prototype...
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SpaceX wants to fly some internet satellites closer to Earth to cut down on space trash

SpaceX wants to fly some internet satellites closer to Earth to cut down on space trash

8 days ago   |   By The Verge

SpaceX is revising its satellite internet initiative, Starlink, and it now hopes to operate some of its spacecraft at a lower altitude than originally planned. In a new filing to the Federal Communications Commission , SpaceX is asking the agency to modify its license so that more than 1,500 Starlink satellites can operate at an altitude 600 kilometers lower than the company originally requested.
SpaceX argues that this change will make the space environment safer, as it will be easier to get rid of these satellites at this new altitude when they run low on fuel or can no longer function...
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