- SpaceX president informed that Starlink could provide global internet access by September
- The company has already launched 18000 satellites for the Starlink operation
- It requires regulatory approval in every country to execute their service
Many business world leaders and tech giants are pushing all limits to launch their own satellite networking. SpaceX’s Starlink has been no exception for internet service from outer space. The tech company had confirmed a few months ago about more than 10,000 active users in the beta test of their internet service. SpaceX is now showing signs of accomplishment and expects Starlink to deliver global internet coverage by September of 2021.
SpaceX Starlink Ready for Service
The founder and CEO of SpaceX, Elon Musk’s dream finally seems taking shape. SpaceX’s Starlink aims to offer a high speed internet access in every corner of the world. They have planned to do so by deploying thousands of satellites into space. SpaceX has already successfully deployed almost 1800 satellites so far.
According to the company’s president, Gwynne Shotwell, the satellites are expected to reach their operational orbits by September timeframe. Once the satellites are get to their destination position, Starlink will have continuous global coverage. SpaceX’s end goal is to launch 42,000 satellites by mid-2027.
SpaceX Starlink in Progress
SpaceX has been operating the Starlink beta in 11 countries including, the US, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, and some of the Europe regions. Global coverage of Starlink’s service will enable most rural and backwarding communities to access fast broadband connection. The subscribers will be able to enjoy internet speed of up to 209.17 megabits which is the fastest speed recorded by a beta-test user.
The execution of Starlink internet service will require regulatory approval in every given country. However, in April, the US Federal Communication Commission approved SpaceX’s proposal to fly Starlink satellites at lower orbit of the earth. The stationary satellites will be orbiting at a 335 to 354 miles altitude, resulting into better connection and data speed.
SpaceX Starlink Price and Demand
Musk recently tweeted in May regarding the pre-order counts for Starlink service, mentioning over 500,000 early customers with a $99 deposit. The Starlink internet subscription currently costs $99 per month. Moreover, the setup costs an additional $499 which come with a tripod, WiFi router, and terminal to connect to the satellites.
The company anticipates no technical challenge meeting the customers’ demand. Analytics suggest that Starlink can make $30 billion in annual revenue from 25 million subscribers. SpaceX is one of the prominent private satellite manufacturers and already taking a lead in the particular sector.