Партия спутников Starlink непосредственно перед запуском на орбиту

SpaceX has matured the second version of Starlink satellites, the company is looking for a specialist to test them


According to network sources, the American company SpaceX is preparing to begin production of new generation Starlink satellites designed to provide Internet access. This is indicated by the description of the vacancy that was opened by SpaceX to find a qualified software engineer to test related equipment.

A batch of Starlink satellites just prior to launch into orbit

A batch of Starlink satellites just prior to launch into orbit

According to reports, Elon Musk’s company is interested in hiring a software engineer to test Starlink equipment, as well as to “define the plan and lead software testing for Starlink 1.5 and Starlink 2.0“. SpaceX officials have so far refrained from commenting on the new vacancy.

Recall that Starlink is an ambitious project by SpaceX, within the framework of which it is planned to form a satellite network of several thousand small devices to provide high-speed Internet access. In 2018, the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved the launch of 11,943 Starlink satellites. It is also worth saying that SpaceX has entered into a contract with the US armed forces, under which the satellites will be tested for the possibility of using them for the needs of the military.

So far, SpaceX has launched Starlink versions 0.9 and 1.0 into space, with 1,023 satellites in orbit in 18 launches. To launch satellites into space, the company uses its own Falcon 9 launch vehicles. At the moment it is not known how Starlink versions 1.5 and 2.0 will differ from those that are already in Earth orbit.

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