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SpaceX Aims to Test Cellular Starlink System With 840 Satellites
« on: December 01, 2023, 12:09:47 am »
PCMag  By Michael Kan November 30, 2023

The company wants to test the satellite connectivity with 2,000 test devices across 13 different locations in the US, but it needs FCC approval.

SpaceX is hoping to test its cellular Starlink system as soon as next month through 840 satellites, according to an FCC filing.

The company filed the application for the experimental license this week as the FCC continues to mull whether to give SpaceX full authorization to operate the satellite-to-cellular communication service amid concerns about interference.

According to the filing, SpaceX is requesting “special temporary authority” to conduct the test starting on Dec. 10 through a period lasting 180 days. The goal is to test out the system in partnership with T-Mobile using the carrier’s licensed radio spectrum to beam the satellite connectivity to 2,000 test devices.

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