SpaceX plans to fit laser links to its Starlink satellites so they can beam the internet to planes for in-flight WiFi
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upfront, plus $99 a month for a subscription.SpaceX plans to use airline antennas, which work in a similar way to existing user terminals but have"obvious enhancements for aviation connectivity," Hofeller said. The company would design and build tech specific for aircraft, he added.
SpaceX would start connecting each Starlink satellite with laser links that don't need to bounce off ground stations. This would mean airplanes flying over remote areas, such as oceans, can still offer in-flight internet."The next generation of our constellation, which is in work, will have this inter-satellite connectivity," Hofeller said during the summit, per The Verge.
Hofeller said that low-Earth orbit satellites, including Starlink's network, would outperform existing geostationary satellites."It's going to be up to the individual airline whether they want to be responsive to that, or if they're okay with having a system that is not as responsive to their customers' demand," he said. headtopics.com
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The lasers aren't to beam it to aircrafts though. That's for intersat links. The satellite and plane will communicate using RF like their present customers. As much as people hate him elonmusk is the Man ! you only hate him, because you're ain't him. truestory That becomes weapon.
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