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SpaceX adds laser links to Starlink satellites to serve Earth’s polar areas – Ars Technica

Laser links connect Starlink satellites, reducing need for ground stations.

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SpaceX has begun launching Starlink satellites with laser links that will help provide broadband coverage in polar regions. As SpaceX CEO Elon Musk wrote on Twitter on Sunday, these satellites “have laser links between the satellites, so no ground stations are needed over the poles.”
Enlarge/ Starlink satellites prior to launch. The black circles in the middle are laser links.
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