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Starlink 3078

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2021-082E

Description

Starlink is SpaceX's 12,000-satellite low earth orbit constellation to provide broadband Internet access.

The 51 satellites launched Monday will begin populating a new shell within SpaceX’s Starlink network. SpaceX completed the fleet’s first orbital shell after a series of dedicated launches from Florida over two years between May 2019 and May of this year.

The Starlink satellites launched so far give the network reach to high latitudes, but don’t provide global coverage.

The next phase of the Starlink program, beginning with Monday’s launch, will expand the coverage to the polar regions.

Alternate Names

  • Starlink3078
  • 49134

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2021-09-14
Launch Vehicle: Falcon 9 Full Thrust
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States

Funding Agency

  • Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) (United States)

Discipline

  • Communications

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

 
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