SpaceX says recently-launched Starlink satellites will be destroyed

SpaceX confirms up to 40 の 49 Starlink satellites launched on February 3 will be DESTROYED following an intense geomagnetic stormbut reassures there’s ‘zero collision risk

  • Elon Musk’s firm launched another 49 Starlink satellites into space on February 3
  • But it said up to 40 will re-enter or ‘already have reentered Earth’s atmosphere
  • They were hit by a geomagnetic storm, a disturbance of Earth’s magnetosphere
  • The storm caused increased drag, preventing them from entering low Earth orbit
  • SpaceX has confirmed that up to 40 600馬力以上 49 Starlink satellites launched on February 3 will end up being destroyed following an intense geomagnetic storm.

    In an update, イーロン・マスク‘s firm said the satellites will burn up in Earth’s atmosphere rather than entering low Earth orbit to join the 2,000-strong Starlink constellation.

    To assuage worries, SpaceX also said the deorbiting satellites pose ‘zero collision riskwith other satellites, so no satellite parts will hit the ground or cause injury.

    ザ・ 49 Starlink satellites blasted off from the Kennedy Space Center in フロリダ で 18:13 GMT last Thursday (2月 3).








    別の 49 Starlink satellites were launched aboard on a Falcon 9 rocket at 1:13 PM from Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center on Thursday, 2月 3, 2022

    別の 49 Starlink satellites were launched aboard on a Falcon 9 rocket at 1:13 PM from Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center on Thursday, 2月 3, 2022

    今, SpaceX says up to 40 of the Starlink satellites launched on February 3 'will reenter or already have reentered the Earth’s atmosphere'. Pictured is a view of the Falcon 9 rocket carrying the satellites just after blast-off

    今, SpaceX says up to 40 of the Starlink satellites launched on February 3 ‘will reenter or already have reentered the Earth’s atmosphere’. Pictured is a view of the Falcon 9 rocket carrying the satellites just after blast-off

    WHAT IS A GEOMAGNETIC STORM?

    A geomagnetic or solar storm is a major disturbance of Earth’s magnetospherethe area around Earth controlled by our planet’s magnetic field.

    It occurs when there is a very efficient exchange of energy from the solar wind into the space environment surrounding Earth

    Earth’s magnetosphere is created by our magnetic field and protects us from most particles the sun emits.

    ソース: NASA

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    A geomagnetic storm is a major disturbance of Earth’s magnetosphere – the area around Earth controlled by the planet’s magnetic field.

    「残念ながら, the satellites deployed on Thursday were significantly impacted by a geomagnetic storm on Friday,’ SpaceX said in its update.

    ‘These storms cause the atmosphere to warm and atmospheric density at our low deployment altitudes to increase.

    SpaceX also said the satellites had an issue with atmospheric drag, the force that acts opposite to their relative motion.

    Atmospheric drag hinders an object exiting the atmosphere as it pulls orbital objects back towards Earth.

    Onboard GPS has suggested that the escalation speed and severity of the geomagnetic storm caused atmospheric drag to increase up to 50 per cent higher than during previous launches, SpaceXは言った.

    The Starlink team commanded the satellites into a ‘safe-modeso they would fly edge-on like a sheet of paper to minimise drag – to effectively to ‘take coverfrom the storm.

    But the increased drag at the low altitudes prevented the satellites from leaving safe-mode to begin orbit raising manoeuvres.

    People watch from Canaveral National Seashore as a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches from pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, フロリダ, 2月 3, 2022

    People watch from Canaveral National Seashore as a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches from pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, フロリダ, 2月 3, 2022

    ここに, 60 Starlink satellites can be seen stacked together over Earth before their deployment on May 24, 2019

    ここに, 60 Starlink satellites can be seen stacked together over Earth before their deployment on May 24, 2019

    RECENT STARLINK LAUNCHES

    2月 3, 2022: 49 衛星

    1月 18, 2022: 49 衛星

    1月 6, 2022: 49 衛星

    12月 18, 2021: 52 衛星

    12月 2, 2021: 48 衛星

    11月 13, 2021: 53 衛星

    9月 14, 2021: 51 衛星

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    このために, まで 40 of the satellites ‘will reenter or already have reentered the Earth’s atmosphere’, SpaceXは言った.

    Starlink is a constellation of satellites that aims to provide internet access to most of the Earth, particularly underserved rural areas.

    As part of its beta service, Starlink internet is already available in 23 世界の国々, 英国を含む.

    しかしながら, next-generation Starlink constellations could have a whopping 42,000 Starlink satellites in low-Earth orbit, Musk hopes.

    先週、イーロンマスクの衛星ベンチャーは、1月の壊滅的な火山噴火と津波のために遮断されたトンガの遠隔地の村を接続するために、無料の高速インターネットサービスを開始しました。 3 打ち上げ, 感情 2,091 スターリンク衛星は2月の最初のカップルから打ち上げられました 2018, although many have failed or been decommissioned in space.

    1月に 18, SpaceX marked its 2,000th Starlink satellite launched into space with another batch of 49 衛星.

    These all successfully deployed shortly after launch, SpaceX confirmed at the time.

    Another four Starlink launches are set for February alone; the next one, 二月に 14, will send 51 satellites into orbit, while the other three will each send 49.

    Next-generation Starlink constellations could have a whopping 42,000 Starlink satellites in low-Earth orbit, hopes Elon Musk (写真)

    Next-generation Starlink constellations could have a whopping 42,000 Starlink satellites in low-Earth orbit, hopes Elon Musk (写真)

    Musk seems to be doubling down on his plans for the constellation, despite ongoing criticism related to the project.

    Many of the satellites launched during the Starlink project’s history have stopped working and are now just obsolete space junk in low Earth orbit, at risk of crashing into other spacecraft.

    12月中, Musk was criticised by China over two ‘close encountersbetween his satellites and Beijing’s new space station, Tiangong.

    Tiangong had to perform ‘evasive manoeuvresto ‘prevent a potential collisionwith two Starlink satellites launched by SpaceX on July 1 と10月 21, the Chinese government said in a December 6 complaint to the UN.

    China accused the US of ignoring its space treaty obligations to protect the safety of the Tiangong station’s three-member crew after the two ‘near misses’.

    Josef Aschbacher, head of the European Space Agency, has also said that Musk was ‘making the rulesfor the new commercial space economy.

    Musk since said that ‘tens of billionsof spacecraft can orbit close to Earth and rubbished claims that his firm is squeezing out rivals in space.

    スターリンクアンテナは言った

    スターリンクアンテナは言った 2,000 スターリンクアンテナは言った’ space internet satellites into orbit.

    スターリンクアンテナは言った.

    The constellation, known as Starlink, is under development at SpaceX’s facilities in Redmond, ワシントン.

    Its goal is to beam superfast internet into your home from space.

    スターリンクアンテナは言った, スターリンクアンテナは言った.

    スターリンクアンテナは言った. SpaceX says putting a ‘constellationof satellites in low earth orbit would provide high-speed, スターリンクアンテナは言った.

    The billionaire’s company wants to create the global system to help it generate more cash.

    ムスク氏は以前、このベンチャーにより、現在インターネットにアクセスできない30億人の人々に安価なオンライン接続方法を提供できると述べています。.

    ムスク氏は以前、このベンチャーにより、現在インターネットにアクセスできない30億人の人々に安価なオンライン接続方法を提供できると述べています。.

    ムスク氏は以前、このベンチャーにより、現在インターネットにアクセスできない30億人の人々に安価なオンライン接続方法を提供できると述べています。.

    The company has previously filed plans with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to launch 4,425 satellites into orbit above the Earth — three times as many that are currently in operation.

    ‘Once fully deployed, the SpaceX system will pass over virtually all parts of the Earth’s surface and therefore, in principle, have the ability to provide ubiquitous global service,’ 会社は言った.

    ‘Every point on the Earth’s surface will see, 常に, a SpaceX satellite.

    The network will provide internet access to the US and the rest of the world, 追加しました.

    It is expected to take more than five years and $9.8 十億 (£7.1bn) of investment, although satellite internet has proved an expensive market in the past and analysts expect the final bill will be higher.

    Musk compared the project to ‘rebuilding the internet in space’, as it would reduce reliance on the existing network of undersea fibre-optic cables which criss-cross the planet.

    アメリカ合衆国で, the FCC welcomed the scheme as a way to provide internet connections to more people.

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