SpaceX: We performed 2,219 Starlink collision-avoidance maneuvers in the six months ending May 31

by Peter B. de Selding

DEGAGNAC, France — SpaceX performed 2,219 collision-avoidance maneuvers on its Starlink broadband constellation in the six months ending May 31 in what the company said is less a measure of the dangers at a 500-km orbit than of SpaceX’s self-imposed standard for when to conduct such maneuvers.

SpaceX said it will move a Starlink satellite if there is a greater than 1-in-100,000 chance of a collision with a piece of orbital debris or with another company’s satellite. The common threshold is one in . . .

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