Peter Fairbrother peter at
Fri Jan 5 17:44:08 PST 2024

On 05/01/2024 20:07, notmotor wrote:
> Hello everyone.Elon Musk has announced the launch of 6 Starlink 
> satellites that will work directly with smartphones, and smartphones do 
> not need to buy new ones. How does it work?

Pretty much just a cellphone tower with a phased array antenna, I think. 
Nothing too absurd or new.

There are only 6 of them up as yet, so coverage is minimal - they need 
30,000 for global coverage. 
shows the antenna. The top six are cellphone sats, the rest are standard 
Starlink V2 broadband.

Peter Fairbrother

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