Due to expiring security certifications at its ground stations, SpaceX’s satellite Internet service had a worldwide outage over the weekend. Around 8 p.m. EST in April, customers noticed a lengthy global outage.
“Sorry, a slight glitch with SpaceX Starlink. Elon Musk, the CEO, tweeted on April 8 that he was “coming back online now.” “Caused by expired ground station cert. We’re scrubbing the system for other single-point vulnerabilities.”
The news comes after teething issues with Starlink’s newest generation of satellites in recent weeks, despite being unrelated to the outage.
Watchers of the new Starlink satellites, designated as v2 minis and launched in late February, noticed some unusual altitude fluctuations and erratic orbits in late March.
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Later, Musk tweeted that the new devices were “experiencing some issues, as expected,” and that the business will be de-orbiting certain satellites. The new spacecraft is in various low orbits, with at least one of them having de-orbited.
Additionally, SpaceX successfully launched Intelsat’s brand-new IS-40e satellite this past weekend. The Ku-band GEO satellite made by Maxar will launch in May and provide throughput for rural cell coverage in North and Central America, enterprise SD-WAN, maritime & offshore communications, and in-flight WiFi.
Official confirmation of the availability of Starlink services on board Norwegian Cruise Line ships has been made.
In January, rumors about Starlink terminals on NCL ships started to circulate. The business announced this week that it was testing Starlink aboard the Norwegian Breakaway and that it intended to gradually introduce the technology across its whole fleet of eight ships.
Following previous launches in Haiti and Ecuador, Starlink has been granted a license to conduct business in the Bahamas.