SpaceX said a geomagnetic storm on 4 February, 2022, made the atmosphere denser, which increased the drag on the Starlink satellites, effectively dooming them
Starlink's services will compete with that of Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea in broadband and it will be a direct competitor to Bharti Group-backed OneWeb.
OneWeb is working to complete the construction of a constellation of low earth orbit satellites providing enhanced broadband and other services to countries worldwide.
This will be OneWeb's eighth launch and they will have a total fleet of 254 satellites in LEO.
The announcement comes as OneWeb gears up for its eighth launch on 1 July, delivering the much-anticipated Arctic region coverage down to 50 degrees latitude.
Backed by Bharti Group, OneWeb has completed the sixth launch with service ready to start by the end of the year.
The Space Surveillance Network is supposedly tracking over 28,000 pieces of debris, on top of the 3,600 working satellites in low-Earth orbit.
OneWeb launched the 36 satellites from a Soyuz launch vehicle, which began from the Vostochny Cosmodrome, in Russia.
Project Kuiper is supposed to have gotten its names from the region of the Solar System called Kuiper belt.
The US Space Command chief visited SpaceX’s Starlink factory in Washington but didn't elaborate on the Pentagon’s plans.
SpaceX's tweeted that it wants to 'update satellite software and triple-check everything again' before launch.
The Starlink satellites look snugly placed inside the Falcon 9's nosecone in Musk's recent tweet.
The first of SpaceX's satellites in the Starlink network were launched to orbit in February 2018.
Internet beamed from space is a priority for isolated zones more than cities & still at least 5-10 years away.
SpaceX has already produced a bunch of Starlink satellites and is on track to start launching them in May.
Amazon, too, will join many other big & small names in the race to provide global access to internet.
To blanket the world in internet, OneWeb means to send up about 650 satellites into orbit.
In December, SpaceX was reported to raise $500 million, taking its valuation to $30.5 billion.
OneWeb plans to create a network of 900 satellites, most of which it wants to send into orbit.
Russia is an important market for OneWeb’s project because it has many remote areas where high-speed broadband is not available.