Air Force C-12 Testing SpaceX Starlink Service

Credit: C-12: U.S. Air Force
A U.S. Air Force C-12 aircraft is testing high-speed connectivity with SpaceX’s Starlink satellite network, with additional inflight demonstrations aboard a C-130 and other aircraft on tap, SpaceX revealed on Oct. 22. The project, called Global Lightning, is run by the Air Force Research Laboratory...
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.

Subscription Required


This content requires a subscription to one of the Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) bundles.

Schedule a demo today to find out how you can access this content and similar content related to your area of the global aviation industry.

Already an AWIN subscriber? Login


Did you know?  Aviation Week has won top honors multiple times in the Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Awards, the business-to-business media equivalent of the Pulitzer Prizes.