SpaceX Space Internet Journey and how its effect on Space Congestion


The first artificial object was sent to space in October 4th 1957 and this opened the way for astronomers and space scientist to keep sending things to outer earth orbit. Currently, UNOOSA (United Nation Office for Outer space Affair) said there are about 8378 satellite in space with 4994 are orbiting around earth, 7 are holding other celestial bodies and from this, only 2218 satellites are in perfect conditions and operational. This satellites looks like they are overcrowding the earth orbit you will say but there are still 18,000 artificial objects being tracked by NASA around the earth orbit. From this, I could say that the earth orbit is crowded but is it for some people who want to change the world? Although so many commercial space companies and telecommunication company has sent satellites into space for internet connection, some countries still send a lot of satellites into space like the US and China sending spy satellites into space and some other countries still send satellite to space.

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On May 24, 2019, Elon Musk’s SpaceX launched their first batch of Starlink’s satellites which was a combination of 60 satellite for the first batch and will still be sending 12,000 satellites for faster intenet speed which he calls space internet. A telecommunication firm in the UK known as One Web plans to send 20,000 satellite into earth orbit for 5G connection. The Satellite numbers in space are increasing and it is causing a lot of concern but with private space companies bringing a new world to the industry instead of for war purposes which has been the main reason why most countries put in satellite to space, this companies want to make human lives better from space.

Starlink with the goal of creating unending, uninterrupted internet to the world has decided to send its first batch of satellite to space orbit and the company manufactures a minimum of 6 satellites daily which will be sent to space in earth orbit for internet connection. It is believed that about 4 billion people in the world are without internet (I am sure Africa has the highest numbers, just a guess because I know how Africa is underdeveloped). SpaceX wants to bring faster and uninterrupted internet connection that which network provider’s fiber optic cable which goes through the Atlantic Ocean and other surfaces can’t do with latency issues causing network interruption. With SpaceX, all the latency and distance issue van be solved by SpaceX satellite sending seamless beams of data to earth with no ground interference.

Is SpaceX going to contribute to Space Debris?

The 4994 working satellites in space have become over 30,000 satellites and although SpaceX has done its first launch, the company will still bending more satellite up to 12,000 satellites and will still get as many as 30,000 satellites approval in the future. What will happen to the earth’s orbital space following all these launches, and will SpaceX not be contributing to the waste on space?

SpaceX says that when their satellites use up their lifespan, they will be utilizing their Falcon 9 to de-orbit the satellite and keep space clean within few months but if that fails, the satellite will burn up within 5 years which means the space will be free again.


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well SpaceX is a smart alternative, I hope they can really be removed to end of its useful life, I still think that these objects produce pollution,moral, mental and social, that type of contamination s it's hard to remove bar but sure Elo you have already thought about is

22.05.2020 12:06
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Maybe there is going there is going to be a way to salvage the pollution or on another note maybe that is the reason why he is really pushing that humans relocate to mars because he knows that earth will be completely polluted.

27.05.2020 08:11
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@futurekr spacex is future company of the space we will see a huge change in technology , they can do what ever they want to do.

22.05.2020 14:27
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Hmmmm we just watch and see what new inventions they regularly come up with.

27.05.2020 08:12
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Hi, @futurekr!

I love space posts. I really had no idea that there were so many satellites orbiting our planet and so many that are out of service. We're surrounded by space junk. But what's impressive is the amount they want to keep creating. Fortunately, they seem to have a plan to avoid congesting space in the long run.

Thank you for sharing ^_^

27.05.2020 03:10
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Thank you for reading my blog.

27.05.2020 08:13
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You're very welcome

30.05.2020 13:24
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