SpaceX Expands Starlink Network, Adds Laser Links

SpaceX Starlink
Credit: SpaceX
The first of a new generation of SpaceX Starlink satellites reached near-polar orbit on Sept. 14, adding a second orbital shell and intersatellite laser communications links to the growing broadband constellation. The 51 new Starlink spacecraft rode aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket that launched in...
Irene Klotz

Irene Klotz is Senior Space Editor for Aviation Week, based in Cape Canaveral. Before joining Aviation Week in 2017, Irene spent 25 years as a wire service reporter covering human and robotic spaceflight, commercial space, astronomy, science and technology for Reuters and United Press International.

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