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SpaceX readies two broadband satellites

By Chris Forrester February 13, 2018
Adhering to on from final week’s Falcon Large start, SpaceX is generating ultimate preparations for the launch on February 17th for the initial pair of prototype satellites for Elon Musk’s big “Starlink” constellation of broadband satellites.
These initial two, dubbed Microsat 2a and 2b, will be orbited on a Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Air Drive Foundation in California.
These two modest satellites will be secondary cargo on the start. The main passenger is a Spanish Earth observation satellite.
SpaceX will use the small prototypes to test transmission and signal relay characteristics.

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