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SpaceX Analysis of the Effect of Terrestrial Mobile Deployment on NGSO FSS Downlink Operations

Press Release From: SpaceX
Posted: Tuesday, June 21, 2022

In case you missed it: https://www.starlink.com/resources

 

The 12 GHz band has become one of the most important and intensively used spectrum bands for Americans who depend on satellite services, including Starlink users who rely on 12 GHz to download content. However, DISH Network has been attempting to claim new rights to the 12 GHz band, implying that these new rights would have no impact on existing users.

Despite technical studies dating back as far as 2016 that refute the basis of their claims, DISH has attempted to mislead the FCC with faulty analysis in hopes of obscuring the truth. If DISH’s lobbying efforts succeed, our study shows that Starlink customers will experience harmful interference more than 77% of the time and total outage of service 74% of the time, rendering Starlink unusable for most Americans.

You can read the details of the study here, as well as SpaceX’s letter to the FCC regarding this issue.

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