More than 40 satellites are expected to lose orbit due to a geomagnetic storm.

2022-05-13 0 By

As many as 40 of the 49 Starlink satellites SpaceX launched last week are expected to lose orbit due to a geomagnetic storm, according to an update on the company’s website On Tuesday.As the cost of producing Starlink satellites continues to fall, the accident may not be too costly in monetary terms, but it could be a big blow to SpaceX’s Internet constellation ambitions.On the afternoon of February 3, a Falcon 9 rocket lifted 49 Starlink satellites into low-Earth orbit from The Kennedy Space Center in Florida, according to information previously released by SpaceX.According to a 2020 report by Aviation Week, Musk said the marginal cost of reusing falcon 9 would be about $15 million.Musk has also previously been reported to have suggested that a single Starlink satellite would cost far less than $500,000 to build.These lost satellites are the third batch of Starlink satellites launched by SpaceX this year, and the 36th batch of Starlink satellites deployed on a special network.Since launching the program in May 2019, SpaceX has launched nearly 2,100 Starlink satellites, with more than 1,800 still in orbit.When many netizens saw this scene, many netizens said: Musk’s Starlink satellite is too big a threat to China’s space station!Scrapping 40 is definitely a good thing!Many netizens said that the most valuable thing is not only the star chain, but also the orbit. If someone wants to launch a satellite and lacks a suitable orbit, they can only buy it from Musk.I wonder what you think of this matter?Thank you for your reading, if there is something wrong, please leave valuable suggestions!(Original title: Magnetic storm destroys SpaceX’s 40 Starlink satellites just 1 day after launch)Hereby declare: this article is reproduced for the purpose of passing on more information.If there is a wrong source or accidentally violated your legitimate rights and interests, please contact the author with proof, we will make corrections in time, thank you.Email: Editor: XJ