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Why doesn’t SpaceX use Falcon Heavy to launch Starlink satellites?

They are both volume and mass limited on the Falcon 9. The fairing is just not big enough for too many more Starlink satellites. There is definitely room for some more in the fairing, but considering ...
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Why doesn’t SpaceX use Falcon Heavy to launch Starlink satellites?

That chart likely doesn't account for the fairing reuse. The standard fairing halves are now routinely recovered and reused. There is an extended fairing in development for Falcon Heavy, but it may ...
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Why will Starlink Gen2 be so big and heavy?

"Just a Flying Router" This is... not the half pound plastic wifi router in your house. I don't think there are firm numbers out yet, but the speculation I've seen is that bandwidth on a ...
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Weaponizing the Starlink constellation

In June, a Chinese research group led by Ren Yuan-zhen published a study1 — or rather: a study proposal — about strategic risks posed by Starlink as perceived from a mainland Chinese perspective. They ...

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