Starlink and gaining energy from orbiting

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In summary, the conversation discusses the possibility of Starlink satellites being used to gain energy from orbiting rather than for WiFi purposes. However, this theory is questioned as it conflicts with the satellite's primary function and the existence of Starlink subscribers who have been using the service for internet access. The conversation is then closed as it is deemed to be indulging in conspiracy theories.
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What if starlink is sent there to gain energy from orbiting?
Maybe starlink isn't there for WiFi but for gaining energy from it's orbit around the earth. But this would make Earth approach to the sun.
 
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planck999 said:
Summary: What if starlink is sent there to gain energy from orbiting?

Maybe starlink isn't there for WiFi but for gaining energy from it's orbit around the earth. But this would make Earth approach to the sun.
Say what?
 
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What if starlink is sent there to gain energy from orbiting?
What if you are indulging in conspiracy theory nonsense?
 
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Ask the Starlink subscribers getting Internet. Maybe they are just imagining that their internet WIFI works.
 
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Related to Starlink and gaining energy from orbiting

1. How does Starlink work to gain energy from orbiting?

Starlink uses solar panels to collect energy from the sun while in orbit. This energy is then converted into electricity to power the satellites and any other devices or equipment on board.

2. How much energy can be gained from orbiting with Starlink?

The amount of energy gained from orbiting with Starlink depends on various factors such as the size and efficiency of the solar panels, the location and angle of the satellites in relation to the sun, and any potential obstructions or interruptions. However, it is estimated that each Starlink satellite can generate up to 5 kilowatts of power.

3. Can Starlink satellites store the energy they gain from orbiting?

Yes, Starlink satellites have batteries that can store the energy they gain from orbiting. This allows them to continue functioning and providing energy even when they are not in direct sunlight.

4. How does Starlink's energy-gaining capabilities benefit us on Earth?

The energy gained from orbiting with Starlink can be used to power various devices and equipment on Earth, reducing our reliance on traditional energy sources and potentially providing a more sustainable and environmentally friendly energy option.

5. Are there any potential drawbacks or risks associated with Starlink's energy-gaining methods?

One potential drawback is the potential for space debris to damage or disrupt the solar panels on the satellites, reducing their energy-gaining capabilities. There are also concerns about the impact of thousands of Starlink satellites in orbit on astronomy and potential interference with other satellites and space missions.

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