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Wednesday, June 16, 2021

SpaceX has more than 1,000 satellites beaming high-speed internet to Earth, but China promises to offer higher speeds with the launch of what it calls the world's first 6G satellite. Here's how both are on a quest to build powerful internet networks in space.



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I'm going to start the Trumper topic right off:

While Trumpers are whining around about everything Biden, the rest of us are moving onward into the 21st century with American entrepreneurship, ingenuity, and the idea of a better future.

None of this will come without consequence, which is where I am interested in more thoughts.

#1 | Posted by horstngraben at 2021-06-16 01:13 AM | Reply

Good try, but SpaceX is run by a red pilled Covid-denier.

#2 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2021-06-16 08:35 AM | Reply

Space junk polluting the night sky to deliver slow internet is the worst idea ever.

#3 | Posted by qcp at 2021-06-16 03:03 PM | Reply

#3 I tend to agree. There's already a bunch of crap up there that we'll have to deal with.

#4 | Posted by horstngraben at 2021-06-16 03:33 PM | Reply

There's already a bunch of crap up there that we'll have to deal with.

Yeeeeah, but that's why they call it space: Because there's a lot of it. [Steven Segal's Under Siege 2 reference]

#5 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2021-06-16 08:37 PM | Reply

#3 - So far the speeds are better than a significant portion of Americans receive currently. Time will tell, but this isn't the satellite internet of the early 00s.

I agree about the space junk. Hopefully they have been regulated into having mitigation methods for satellite retirement.

#6 | Posted by ND_Perspective at 2021-06-17 01:08 PM | Reply

Who would trust China to provide them internet services?

#7 | Posted by jakester at 2021-06-17 01:53 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

the speeds are impressive, but what have they done for the inherent lag? I'm thinking that physics dictates it will never be good enough for gamers.

#8 | Posted by kwrx25 at 2021-06-17 08:05 PM | Reply

The market is not for gamers, but rather applications in rural or isolated areas. People in poor areas that lack infrastructure for internet, farmers or other people working in remote areas. However slow, its better than nothing.

This is the biggest pro of the effort imo.

#9 | Posted by horstngraben at 2021-06-17 08:44 PM | Reply

#10 | Posted by qcp at 2021-06-18 08:31 AM | Reply

This thread is about SpaceX and China. But thanks for bringing up the Trump name, keep it relevant!

"I'm going to start the Trumper topic right off:"

#11 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2021-06-18 12:11 PM | Reply

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