WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The air force, with the help of the SpaceX young, a satellite network, testing of encrypted internet services to a number of military aircraft, the space company’s president said on Tuesday, in which the results are to the initial customer of Elon Musk’s planned configuration of thousands of broadband-beaming satellites in the sky.
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“We are providing a high bandwidth in the cabin, the air force aircraft,” SpaceX President and Chief Operating Officer Gwynne Shotwell said on Tuesday. “At the moment we are just testing the capability and have to figure out how to make it work.”
SpaceX’s so-called Starlink sign of the zodiac, is a planned network of up to 30,000 satellites in a low orbit around the Earth is referred to as a bundle of high-speed internet around the world, it is essential for the generation of funds to finance the development of the Mandarin’s use of a heavy-lift Mars rocket is called the Future.
The Air Force’s program, known as “Global Lighting” began to test by SpaceX in the beginning of the end of 2018 and used in Starlink is the first of two test satellites in orbit to beam clamps attached to the C-12 military transport aircraft, in-flight, showing the internet speeds of up to 610 megabytes per second, as SpaceX’s Senior Vice-President-Tim Hughes said. That is, it is fast enough to download a movie in less than a minute.
SpaceX launch in May, the first batch of 60 operational satellites in low-Earth orbit and the launch of a 60-in November of an Air Force station in Florida.
Shotwell said the program, which is part of a $28-million Pentagon contract awarded to SpaceX by the end of 2018, is underway, and is expected to test Starlink, with “a number” of additional military aircraft types. The contract also includes the testing of the communication between satellites in orbit.
The U.S. military is becoming more and more dependent on satellites in order to determine the action to be performed on the ground, and the guiding of ammunition and space-based lasers, and satellites, as well as the securing of such assets, and satellite jamming technology from Russia and China.
The head of the US Space Command, General John, Raymond, told reporters in September that he was one of SpaceX’s Starlink plant in Redmond, Washington, but it didn’t get all the details on the Pentagon’s plans.
Starlink is not to compete with Softbank-backed OneWeb, which aims to get millions and millions of people in remote and rural areas, high-speed internet, taken from space, and it has already started, with a party of six satellites. Raymond said that he also visited the OneWeb is the new satellite production at the kennedy space center in Florida.
(This story was refiled to spell megabits in accordance with paragraph 4)
Report by Joey Roulette; Editing by John Mitchell and Sandra Maler