Reply to post: Re: Sat Comms.

Elon Musk snowed under with Googley dollars for Space Internet

Rustident Spaceniak

Re: Sat Comms.

Well, your Telstra sat is a geostationary one that's about 40000km away from you in ME - in very rough numbers. Elon's sats will be in low Earth orbit, about 1200km or so, and probably no more than 4000km from you while you have contact with any individual one - rather less. That allows you to get your ping ten times faster, and to use a much simpler antenna into the bargain.

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