Implemented by Elon Musk’s space transport company SpaceX Starlink project, was put into practice about two years ago after being developed under prying eyes for a long time. Within the scope of the project aiming to provide fast and uninterrupted internet service all over the world, more than a thousand Starlink satellites have already been sent to orbit. SpaceX is in orbit for now Permission to send 12 thousand satellites.
However, there are serious criticisms against Starlink. Competitor companies, especially the pollution created in orbit and security risks for criticizing SpaceX. SpaceX has an overly ‘reckless’ attitude to this. Some statements from competitors are remarkable.
‘Launch first, then develop’ logic poses a risk in orbit:
Rival companies, including Viasat, OneWeb Global, Hughes Network Systems and Boeing, blocking the signals of its own satellites claims. On the other hand, the pollution of the 12 thousand satellite permits that the company currently holds in orbit is highlighted. Moreover, SpaceX is now 30 thousand extra satellite rights is also pending approval. Ultimately, only SpaceX is planned to have 42,000 satellites in orbit.
At the same time, another important argument is that Starlink satellites’ throw first, then develop ‘to be produced with the logic. Commenting on this issue, OneWeb official Chris McLaughlin said, “ Each of our satellites is like Ford Focus; tested and works. Starlink satellites are like Tesla. They throw them and then upgrades, fixes, even complete replacements is required ” used expressions. Although some such events have occurred at the beginning, according to the latest data, the failure rate of Starlink satellites is currently 3 percent. This causes SpaceX to be comfortable with these allegations.
Mark Dankberg, the founder and chairman of the board of directors of Viasat, another competitor, is on this subject. You must have fewer satellites and more capable “criticizes the same policy as his statements. Dankberg had made some warnings on this issue in the past, drew attention to the satellite traffic that Starlink would create. But these warnings were not taken very seriously. Musk, in response to these warnings.” Starlink, Viasat’s earnings, it’s more like this’ ‘.
There have been risks of collision with different companies’ satellites:
The point where the allegations are taken one step further in the collision of sectoral competitors is the possibility of some accidents. On April 2, a Starlink satellite allegedly hit the point of colliding with another satellite operated by Oneweb. OneWeb official McLaughlin, meanwhile They contacted Starlink engineers but to avoid collision in response nothing can be done
He said they got the information . To prevent the accident, the Oneweb satellite had to maneuver.
A similar incident report came from the European Space Agency (ESA). In the incident in 2019, the Starlink satellite was about to collide with an EU operated satellite. Stating that there were problems in contacting Starlink and that they could only reach them via e-mail, ESA officials received the same response; nothing to do.
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