The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved SpaceX‘s request to deploy over 7,000 satellites for its Starlink constellation, which aims to provide broadband internet services. The Commission granted SpaceX’s application with certain conditions, authorizing SpaceX to construct, deploy, and operate this new very Low Earth Orbit (LEO) constellation using V-band frequencies.
The Commission also granted SpaceX’s request to add the 37.5-42.0 Gigahertz, and 47.2-50.2 GHz frequency bands to its previously authorized Non-Geostationary Satellite Orbit (NGSO) constellation. The Commission’s action provides SpaceX with additional flexibility to provide both diverse geographic coverage and the capacity to support a wide range of broadband and communications services for residential, commercial, institutional, governmental, and professional users in the United States and globally. [Read more]