I have been beta testing the Starlink internet system and had some ideas.
These satellites are in a much lower orbit then the geostationary birds we are currently using for the Dreamcatcher using the supplied LNB. Thus higher signal strengths at the ground stations.
I think… the Starlink system uses 14GHz uplink and 12GHz downlink into their flat phased array dish (dishy). There is a major limitation… the signals cannot interfere with the geo sat signals… So they are turned off as they pass the +/- 45 degrees of the equator (they are in an eliptical orbit inclined up to 57 degrees). The current operation has ground stations pointing their flat antennas slightly away from the equator so they are not as affected by geo sats interference. There are hundreds of these satellites in operation… more to come… So the current beta users are connecting to the satellites that passing through the approx 100 degrees of clear sky above 45N latitude.
So my idea… @syed … is convince SpaceX to transmit an Othernet signal on ‘some’ of the satellites (possible the idle/standby birds) for part of their orbits. Since our idea of using no-dish lnb ground stations presents Othernet ground stations with a WIDE cone for reception (possible useable 15 degrees or more). The Dreamcatchers file detection scheme would need to be changed since only ‘partial’ files would be picked up as any satellite transmitting Othernet passes near the ground stations. And doppler would have to be addressed.
This could solve some of installation issues with pointing our lnb’s.