Disclosed details of the work of the global Internet Ilona Mask

SpaceXengineersheldaquestionandanswerconferenceatReddit (AMA, Askmeanything). Aspartoftheseries, representativesofIlonaMaskCorporationspokeaboutthedeviceoftheprojectofglobalInternetStarlinkandrevealedsometechnicaldetails.

Havingstudiedhundredsofquestionsfromusers, SpaceXemployeesansweredseveraldozensofthem. Analyzingsafetyissuesinthecompany, engineersstressedthatthecorporationusesaspecialtoolformodelingemergencysituationsandcompilinganyflightprograms. Therearemanysafetyprotocols: forexample, iftheStarlinksatelliteslosecontactwiththeEarth, theywillgointohighaerodynamicresistancemodetoescapefromorbit.



RepresentativesofthecompanydisclosedtheamountofdatageneratedbyStarlinksatellites. Itturnedoutthatthesatellitestelemetrytransmitsaboutfiveterabytesofdataperdayincomparison, theCrewDragonmissionequipmentgeneratesseveralhundredgigabytesofinformation. TheStarlinksoftwareisupdatedapproximatelyonceaweek, withthesamewarningsysteminstalledonStarlinkandCrewDragon.

EngineersalsoreportedthatStarlinksatellitesareclosertodatacentersthantospacevehiclesintermsoftechnicalcontent. “Eachbatchof60Starlinksatellitesisequivalentto4,000Linuxcomputers,” saidMattMonsonofSpaceX. Healsosaidtherearenowabout30,000LinuxbasepointsinEarthorbit.



Inearlysummer, SpaceXhassuccessfullylaunchedanadditional60StarlinkglobalInternetsatellitesintoEarthorbit. Amongthebatchofequipmentsentintospacetherewasatestsatelliteequippedwithdimmingpanels, whichpreventthereflectionofsunlightfromthebodyofthedevice. Attheendofthemission, thetotalnumberofStarlinksatellitesinorbitwas480.