Starlink terminals deployed in Ukraine

Jay Hennigan jay at
Tue Mar 1 00:35:43 UTC 2022

On 2/28/22 16:17, Michael Thomas wrote:

> As a practical matter how does this help? You need to have base 
> stations/dishes, right? Can they be beefy ones that can pump out 
> gigabytes that would be capable of backfilling the load? Or would it 
> need to be multiple in parallel? Wouldn't that bandwidth be constrained 
> by the number of visible satellites in the constellation? I wonder if 
> they've ever even tested it with feeding into an internet facing router. 
> Could tables on the satellites explode?

If there aren't fixed Internet-connected earth stations line-of-sight to 
the satellite that's serving the remote terminal, Starlink will relay 
satellite-to-satellite until a path to an Internet-connected earth 
station is in reach.

 From the linked article:

"Musk has previously stressed Starlink’s flexibility of Starlink in 
providing internet service. In September, Musk talked about how the 
company would use links between the satellites to create a network that 
could provide service even in countries that prohibit SpaceX from 
installing ground infrastructure for distribution.

As for government regulators who want to block Starlink from using that 
capability, Musk had a simple answer.

“They can shake their fist at the sky,” Musk said."

Jay Hennigan - jay at
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