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Space News: SpaceX takes aim at satellite mobility operators with Starlink expansion

SpaceX is seeking regulatory permission to connect moving vehicles to its rapidly expanding Starlink constellation, branching the broadband network out of fixed homes and offices towards satellite mobility operators.

Satellite operators Inmarsat, SES and Intelsat are among those likely to feel the most disruption in the land-mobile market, [NSR] said. Depending on the exact form factors and use cases, mobile-satellites service (MSS) businesses at Inmarsat and Iridium Communications might see disruption akin to when maritime products transitioned to very-small-aperture terminals (VSATs).“Right now, there really isn’t a high-bandwidth/low latency form factor solution for that market segment that would match the terminal form factor of Starlink,”.