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Elon Musk's SpaceX has launched more than fifty mini-satellites for Starlink

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Elon Musk's SpaceX has launched more than fifty mini-satellites for Starlink

SpaceX, the founder and chief engineer of which is the American entrepreneur Elon Musk, launched 54 mini-satellites into low Earth orbit for the Starlink Internet network.


The launch of the Falcon 9 rocket took place from launch pad 39-A at the John F. Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 16:32 local time (00:32 Moscow time Sunday). According to the company's management, the deployment of all 54 satellites was successful.

It should be noted that Starlink is a global satellite system project launched by the American company SpaceX in order to provide the inhabitants of the Earth with high-speed broadband satellite Internet access in any corner of the planet. To deploy this network, devices weighing 260 kg are used. In the long term, the company plans to launch 11 satellites, and $10 billion is earmarked for this purpose. The speed of broadband Internet will reach 1 gigabit per second, which is comparable in scale to a 5G network.

Recall that in the last 3 years alone, SpaceX has already managed to launch more than 3 thousand Starlink satellites into orbit. Today the company acts as the largest satellite communications operator in the world. The Internet of the Starlink global satellite system is successfully used in 41 countries, extending not only to the Americas, but also to Europe, Southeast Asia and Australia. The broadband Internet is actively used by the American and Ukrainian military. Moreover, Musk has repeatedly demanded that the Pentagon pay for the provision of such opportunities to the Armed Forces of Ukraine, since the company cannot afford to turn a blind eye to the Ukrainian debt indefinitely.
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  1. YOUR
    YOUR 19 December 2022 11: 11
    -8
    Send your satellite into these orbits, with a net and a bucket of nuts. Let them fly.
    1. 28st region
      28st region 19 December 2022 12: 33
      +1
      There was such a proposal for the fight against satellites. The Americans and we developed a metal net that was fired by a satellite at the edges of the weighting balls, when meeting with an enemy satellite, it tore it apart, or there were just such proposals to create garbage barriers from "nuts", figuratively speaking.
      Now there is no war, and we have nothing to do with what Musk’s satellites will run into.
    2. Fizik13
      Fizik13 20 December 2022 01: 32
      0
      Quote: YOUR
      Send your satellite into these orbits, with a net and a bucket of nuts. Let them fly.

      Nuts separate from the bucket? Or is the bucket separate from the nuts?
      1. YOUR
        YOUR 20 December 2022 02: 44
        +1
        Doesn't matter. The main thing is that on the trajectory of the movement of Elon Musk's satellites there should be
  2. oleg-nekrasov-19
    oleg-nekrasov-19 19 December 2022 11: 12
    -1
    In Russia, tests of the Borshchevik mobile complex, designed to detect Starlink terminals, are being completed. It was developed by the private company Sestroretsk Arms Plant. The Borshchevik mobile direction-finding complex can detect the location of Starlink terminals at a distance of up to 10 kilometers with an accuracy of 60 meters. We are waiting for: "Borgshchiv" vs "Starlink"
    1. krex pax
      krex pax 19 December 2022 11: 40
      +3
      Something I do not see much achievement in this. So we found the terminal and how can we suppress it? 60 meters is a very large spread. At the first artillery attack, they will turn it off and change their position. And the artillery still needs to shoot, but they don’t hit right away.
      1. Vladimir_2U
        Vladimir_2U 19 December 2022 15: 40
        0
        Quote: krex pax
        60 meters is a very large spread.

        If you work in conjunction with the Grad, then it's fine. It is more important here that the distance of 10 km is a maximum range of 8 km from the front line, and the detection time is 15 minutes, the first is small, the second is a lot.
        But a start has been made.
        1. krex pax
          krex pax 19 December 2022 16: 28
          +1
          I specifically went online to look about starlink. In short, this is a small satellite dish antenna and Wi-Fi routers included. Logically, this antenna cannot stand on the front line. It is in the trenches that there will be routers connected to the tablets. Antennas can distribute data to a large number of routers. Everything costs a penny. Even if the plate is damaged, a new one is put in. Can be placed in any attic or on any tree. Even if they are detected with an approach of + - 60 m, it is almost impossible to destroy. 10 km detection range is also clearly insufficient
  3. APASUS
    APASUS 19 December 2022 11: 12
    -3
    The Armed Forces of Ukraine are slowly dragging Musk into credit bondage. He has a lot of money
  4. Boniface
    Boniface 19 December 2022 11: 12
    -8
    again threw a bunch of "garbage" sad
    1. skeptick2
      skeptick2 19 December 2022 11: 17
      +2
      Quote: Boniface
      again threw a bunch of "garbage"

      You take an interest in the effectiveness of this "garbage" with our military. They have a lot to say about this topic.
      1. Boniface
        Boniface 19 December 2022 11: 20
        -6

        Testing of the Borshchevik mobile complex, designed to detect Starlink terminals, is nearing completion.
        The mobile direction finding complex will be able to detect the location of terminals at a distance of up to 10 kilometers with an accuracy of up to 60 meters
        1. skeptick2
          skeptick2 19 December 2022 11: 25
          +4
          We can make machines for detection and destruction.
          Create is even a semblance of Starlink able?
          About the "Sphere" is not necessary. I am not only up to date, but in the subject even more than this course.
          1. Vrotkompot
            Vrotkompot 19 December 2022 11: 38
            +3
            I wonder how you need to destroy the terminal, knowing that you will be mistaken by at least + -60 meters? ))) FAB3000 aerial bomb? )))
            1. Blackmokona
              Blackmokona 19 December 2022 14: 11
              +1
              Quote from Vrotkompot
              I wonder how you need to destroy the terminal, knowing that you will be mistaken by at least + -60 meters? ))) FAB3000 aerial bomb? )))

              Considering that Musk, even during the delivery of the first batch, said that the plate should be moved away from the military forces, the exchange would be very unprofitable. One FAB3000 costs much more than a plate, and if you also take into account the departure of the aircraft and other things, it becomes completely unprofitable.
          2. Ilgizl
            Ilgizl 19 December 2022 14: 36
            +1
            to create something new, you need to change your thinking and a lot of things, don’t you understand yourself.
  5. skeptick2
    skeptick2 19 December 2022 11: 14
    +3
    Yeah...
    According 36 hours three times launching a Falcon 9 into space with a total of 110 spacecraft into orbit is awesome. Spaces really have no equal.
    1. Pulkovo1942
      Pulkovo1942 19 December 2022 11: 23
      0
      Spaces really have no equal.

      Rocket lab in the future may try to lick the heel.
    2. Infinity
      Infinity 19 December 2022 11: 34
      +4
      It was also the 58th Falcon 9 launch this year, and the 192nd in Falcon 2019 history. The Falcon Heavy was also launched, for the first time since XNUMX. There could have been two, but the launch of the AMS Psyche and two Janus probes was postponed along with it.
    3. Vrotkompot
      Vrotkompot 19 December 2022 11: 39
      +5
      But how Rogozhin laughed at them))) and as a result, Musk continues to launch satellites, and this one runs in armor)
    4. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 19 December 2022 12: 33
      +7
      SpaceX had another record: one of the first stages flew with cargo into space
      15 times!
      On the same engines, without replacement.
      An "end" has been put to the dispute about the single-use and reusability of commercial missiles.
  6. I dare to_notice_
    I dare to_notice_ 19 December 2022 11: 20
    -1
    Elon Musk's SpaceX has launched more than fifty mini-satellites for Starlink
    This is not good.
    Totally.
    1. skeptick2
      skeptick2 19 December 2022 11: 29
      +2
      Quote: I dare_notice_
      This is not good.
      Totally.

      Output?
      It's in my above comments. Maybe it is necessary to work not on the creation of technologies and machines for destruction, but on creation? After all, catching up will always be behind the one in front.
      1. Myths
        Myths 19 December 2022 11: 45
        -3
        Something not very noticeable is the creation from the United States. Everything that is created is dual-use.
        1. skeptick2
          skeptick2 19 December 2022 11: 57
          +2
          Quote from Mitos
          Everything that is created is dual-use

          Right. Especially in space.
          But nevertheless, there are civilian Starlink terminals, they exist. And Russia does not even have their likeness. That's what it's about.
          But in the future, broadcasting the Internet from space directly to smartphones. Is anyone here thinking about this?
          1. Myths
            Myths 19 December 2022 20: 01
            0
            What for? earlier: we will buy everything. And now: well, it was necessary ... and starlink is not a civilian purpose at all, although marketing says otherwise. When it is necessary to cut the Internet that is not pleasing, and it does not matter if you are a partner or not.
  7. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 19 December 2022 11: 27
    +4
    Wow - "minisatellites"!
    Each weighs 260 kg, and is larger than a solid kitchen table.
    And with deployed batteries - a surface area of ​​​​more than 25 m2
    1. ALARI
      ALARI 19 December 2022 12: 04
      +3
      The main thing is that they make these satellites in a conveyor way. This means that reliability and simplicity of design are very high.
      1. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 19 December 2022 12: 27
        +3
        There are many interesting additions.
        Self-diagnosis. If a satellite says "I'm going to break down soon", then it can de-orbit itself with a small engine. Operatively.
  8. krex pax
    krex pax 19 December 2022 11: 31
    +4
    In the satellite industry, we are hopelessly behind. And this is intelligence, target designation, communications. Just before this news, I read an article that 70 percent of our launched satellites stop working. And we launch them one by one. And at the moment we have only 12 functioning reconnaissance satellites. How sad this is.
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      1. skeptick2
        skeptick2 19 December 2022 12: 02
        +1
        Quote: Nastia Makarova
        COMPARE US MILITARY SPACE BUDGET AND RUSSIAN BUDGET

        Compare the number of nuclear warheads in the United States and Russia.
        And for some reason, with such a huge military (and not only) budget, the United States does not seek to achieve huge superiority in these same warheads.
        Maybe we're looking in the wrong direction? And don't we do it?
      2. krex pax
        krex pax 19 December 2022 12: 12
        +4
        And what about the budget. Musk is private. We will never have such private traders. The system will not miss.
        1. Nastia makarova
          Nastia makarova 19 December 2022 15: 46
          -2
          a private trader who sits on the US military budget
  9. flyer
    flyer 19 December 2022 11: 35
    +1
    Space belongs to the romantics, but if we, in a country that has given the world so much knowledge in the field of space exploration, no longer have Tsiolkovsky and Korolev, then the heroes must have really died out.
  10. nickname7
    nickname7 19 December 2022 12: 19
    0
    Today the company acts as the largest satellite communications operator in the world.

    Another company, or maybe even a corporation, was created from scratch, this is how capital works in the west. At the expense of capital, they seek to create a new business, new structures or industries with the help of which they will increase capital, while jobs are created that did not exist before and taxes are paid. This is in contrast to the Russian oligarchs who, like hamsters, seek to grab and save capital by buying real estate abroad and increasing the capitalization of Western banks and developing their construction. The oligarchy practically does not invest in Russia, does not create jobs, does not pay taxes.
    1. Blackmokona
      Blackmokona 19 December 2022 14: 15
      +1
      Quote: nickname7
      Today the company acts as the largest satellite communications operator in the world.

      Another company, or maybe even a corporation, was created from scratch, this is how capital works in the west. At the expense of capital, they seek to create a new business, new structures or industries with the help of which they will increase capital, while jobs are created that did not exist before and taxes are paid. This is in contrast to the Russian oligarchs who, like hamsters, seek to grab and save capital by buying real estate abroad and increasing the capitalization of Western banks and developing their construction. The oligarchy practically does not invest in Russia, does not create jobs, does not pay taxes.

      This is how you do your company, and then the state comes and wrings out. What's the point of doing? Vkontakte was squeezed out, and now Kudrin drove into Yandex to manage. The push has also been completed successfully. Try to do it and be glad that at least they won't put you in jail for your successes.
      1. nickname7
        nickname7 20 December 2022 13: 28
        0
        Vkontakte squeezed out

        UDurov was not taken away, but bought Vkontakte
        If Musk, like Durov, refused to cooperate with the authorities of his state, then Musk would also be squeezed out. In the West, there are many cases when the founder of the company is expelled by the shareholders, this happens because the founder is not able to cope with the increase in scale.
        Kudrin came to Yandex

        He was hired as a well-connected private person, Apple hired one of the former British prime ministers.
        I partially agree that the crime rate in the Russian Federation is high, but the oligarchs have sufficient strength so that they are not afraid of spins but do not spend money even on the development of old privatized factories.
        1. Blackmokona
          Blackmokona 20 December 2022 14: 28
          0
          1. How was Apple squeezed out after refusing to provide access to iPhones from the FBI?
          2. He was appointed by Putin, on the reform which Putin personally approved.
          1. nickname7
            nickname7 21 December 2022 18: 29
            0
            How was Apple squeezed out after refusing to provide access to iPhones from the FBI?

            Apple cooperates with all interested parties and leaks information about customers. Since patriotism is high in the states, it is not customary to show blows to the state. Durov stood in a pose and they bought from him and did not squeeze him out.
            Putin appointed him

            Well, this is the president, he has the duty to appoint.
            1. Blackmokona
              Blackmokona 21 December 2022 19: 04
              0
              Quote: nickname7
              How was Apple squeezed out after refusing to provide access to iPhones from the FBI?

              Apple cooperates with all interested parties and leaks information about customers. Since patriotism is high in the states, it is not customary to show blows to the state. Durov stood in a pose and they bought from him and did not squeeze him out.
              Putin appointed him

              Well, this is the president, he has the duty to appoint.

              1. As you can google in the media, it doesn’t merge much.
              2. To a private company? wassat
              1. nickname7
                nickname7 21 December 2022 19: 30
                0
                In the US, security is very influential with them to cooperate better.
                To a private company?

                And he definitely appointed him directly, maybe Kudrin was invited, given that the bureaucrat with connections is a valuable employee?
    2. Tommy Calhoun
      Tommy Calhoun 19 December 2022 16: 42
      +2
      So maybe in order for a business to invest, you need to create conditions? Low interest rates on loans, an independent judiciary, protection of private property, fair elections, preferential taxation... A thousand times already, economists have written about problems that can not lead to development. But for 20 years we have been sitting, building "stability", we have built stability, but everything is consistently bad, and in the meantime the rest of the world has not stood still, as a result we have what we see today.
      1. agond
        agond 19 December 2022 18: 20
        -1
        Quote from Tommy Calhoun
        Low interest rate on loans, independent judiciary, protection of private property, fair elections, preferential taxation..

        Business is constantly asking, then remove the progressive scale of taxation - they removed it, then give a tax amnesty - they gave it, then it’s allowed not to use cash registers, it was allowed, then reduce checks, they reduced it, then tax holidays, then preferential loans, one-day firms, the export of capital, which is just not came up with a business for thirty years, ,. "No matter how many aolka do not feed, he steadily looks into the forest" - an old folk saying.
  11. Moneron
    Moneron 20 December 2022 01: 42
    -1
    it's time to stop producing projects ... and face harsh realities.
    the answer is that there is simply SOMEONE to make a mask in our country .... the titans are gone .... only the pygmies remain.
    you will have to grit your teeth to fight with what is in the army .... even if it is cable field phones (but the enemy will not drown out such a connection)
    1. nickname7
      nickname7 20 December 2022 13: 31
      0
      it's time to stop producing searchlights ... and

      The Kremlin must force the oligarchy to devote 80% of its profits to the development and renewal of the funds of its own factories.