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Perhaps the beta will address such issues.
Each satellite will communicate with 4 others using lasers. Lasers allow the data rate to exchange at the speed of light, just like fibre optic currently comes close to.
The first commercial laser intersatellite link, Airbus’s SpaceDataHighway, began operation in 2016, using Tesat laser communications terminals to transmit high-priority image data collected by four satellites in low-Earth orbit at rates to 1.8 Gbit/s to relays in geosynchronous orbit for radio transmission to the ground. The high-speed laser uplink in the low satellite tracks the geosynchronous satellite so it can relay images quickly, without having to wait to pass over a ground station. Then, the synchronous orbit can relay the images to cloud servers on the ground via its high-speed microwave link. Addition of a second geosynchronous satellite in 2019 increased relay speed.
collected by four satellites in low-Earth orbit at rates to 1.8 Gbit/s to relays in geosynchronous orbit for radio transmission to the ground. The high-speed laser uplink in the low satellite tracks the
ViaSat-2 is a commercial communications satellite launched June 1, 2017 and went live late February 2018. It was advertised to be the world's highest capacity communications satellite with a throughput of 300 Gbit/s, succeeding HughesNet EchoStar XIX launched in December 2016. It is the second Ka-band satellite launched by ViaSat after ViaSat-1. The satellite provides internet service through ViaSat (Exede prior to rebranding) to North America, parts of South America, including Mexico and the Caribbean, and to air and maritime routes across the Atlantic Ocean to Europe.
Year : 2009; Organization: Alcatel-Lucent; Effective speed: 15.5Tbit per sec; WDM channels: 155; Per channel speed: 100Gbit per s; Distance: 7000km
Now how about some evidence that "space radiation" affects lasers.
Neat. I don't think anyone is claiming Starlink will be faster than fiber.
ionizing radiation provides electrical surge in the detectors & emitters of laser beam.
. Because there's no such thing as shielding.
Sure it does. That's why radios don't work in space. That's why cameras don't work in space.