SpaceX sends FCC two Starlink Gen 2 modifications, one requiring Starship rocket, for denser coverage from inclined orbit

by Peter B. de Selding

LUBY-BETMONT, France — SpaceX has asked U.S. regulators to approve modifications to its proposed second-generation Starlink constellation that offer higher-density coverage to rural areas from inclined orbits without additional satellites.

SpaceX is proposing two mutually exclusive constellations to get the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) started on a review before SpaceX decides which to pursue.

SpaceX said neither option requests additional frequency rights, nor do they pose new frequency-interference issues with competing low-orbit constellations of broadband satellites either in . . .

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