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Why audio/video on the Dragon Capsule are on separate streams / limited bandwidth? @uhoh's answer gives insight into the practical reasons for separating audio and video streams. An apparent example of these broadcast characteristics can be seen in the Inspiration 4 live orbit broadcast starting at about 10:17 I have not ...


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What are the particular reasons that the Dragon Capsule is not communicating via Starlink... As @JörgWMittag points out the capsule orbited at an altitude higher than the Starlink satellites. The Starlinks currently have three types of internet-related communication: downwards with customers fixed on the Earth's surface below the satellites (except an ...


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The trick in this question is the term "theoretical", which the OP left open for you to show the "limit" (if any). "Theoretical" could mean: At any cost. Then you can try to increase the satellite antenna gain (in future Starlink generation(s)) to compensate for the loss of gain in the user terminal (as suggested in comments ...


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It's all a matter of link budget. Globalstar, for example, has satellites at 1400 kilometers, usable from a satellite phone with a low-gain omnidirectional antenna, as are Iridium's satellites at 780. Both provide narrowband to midband internet access. Inmarsat, Thuraya, and plenty of others have satellites in geostationary orbit at 35,786 kilometers that ...


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