SpaceX Starship Launched Starlink Gen 3 Unfolded Nearly As Wide as the Space Station

SpaceX Starship Launched Starlink Gen 3 Unfolded Nearly As Wide as the Space Station

The SpaceX Starship launching tomorrow will enable a new generation of larger Gen 3 Starlink satellites. They will weigh over 2 tons and will unfold to a wingspan of 60 meters for larger antennas and solar panels. The space station is about 75 meters wide while the SpaceX Gen 3 will have a 60 meters wingspan from a 7-8 meter base.

The SpaceX Starship will have more powerful Raptor engines and could launch 200 tons at a time. This could be enough for 100 Gen 3 Starlink satellites.

The International Space Station weighs about 420 tons.

SpaceX with Starship will launch a Space Station worth of payload in two launches.

ISS is 74 meters (243 feet) long by 110 meters wide. The 100 Gen 3 satellites per launch would be 60 meters long and 7-8 meters wide. The deployed area laid together would be 60 meters by 700 meters. It will be five times the satellite area compared to the area of the ISS.





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