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Starlink Satellites To Get Freaking Laser Beams Attached To Their Heads

Don’t worry, Dr. Evil hasn’t taken over SpaceX (although some do compare Elon Musk to a James Bond supervillain). Space reports that the pause in Starlink satellite launches since June is not because of some bumbling villain’s irrational order, but because new satellites will now have laser communication devices between them. By talking amongst themselves, Starlink won’t need to rely on ground bases as much to connect satellites to the internet. If a satellite can’t reach a ground station directly, it can beam data by laser to another satellite that can, keeping the entire network connected. We’re living in the future.