SpaceX plans to launch dozens of demonstration Starlink satellites as early as May 15 and follow up with at least two more flights of operational spacecraft later this year, President and Chief Operating Officer Gwynne Shotwell said May 7. SpaceX last month won FCC approval to shift 1,584 satellites of its planned 4,425-member Starlink network from their previously approved 690-823-mi. (1,110-1,325-km) orbits to 342 mi., among other changes. The company is requesting approval from the ...


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