SpaceX’s Starlink satellite internet orders have already surpassed 500,000 – fr

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SpaceX’s Starlink satellite internet orders have already surpassed 500,000 – fr


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Elon Musk’s SpaceX is having a banner year, and apparently things just keep getting better: Tuesday, the company announced that it has received more than 500,000 orders for its satellite Internet service, Starlink.

“To date, more than half a million people have placed an order or deposited a depot for Starlink,” said SpaceX operations engineer Siva Bharadvaj during a broadcast of the launch event on the 26th Starlink mission.

Starlink is SpaceX’s planned interconnected Internet network, which already includes thousands of assets satellites – a network known in the space industry as a constellation – which are designed to work together in order at provide high-speed Internet access to consumers all over the world.

In December 2020, Starlink won a massive government contract – to the tune of $ 885 million – to provide high-speed internet access to underserved rural areas of the United States The contract came in two months after SpaceX had started a public beta program for Starlink, Internet service pricing at $ 99 per month in addition to an initial cost of $ 499 which includes a user terminal and a Wi-Fi router to connect to the satellites.

In its current form, Starlink is already the largest constellation of satellites in the world, with over 1,500 Starlink satellites currently in orbit.

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Despite the announcement of more than half a million orders already in progress, these figures are subject to change; from now on, all those the commands are always ” fully refundable. ” In a tweet Tuesday, Musk himself acknowledged that the preliminary sales figures were also limited by « high density of users in urban areas. “

« Most likely, all of the initial 500,000 will receive a service, ”he writes. « No longer a challenge when we get into the multi-million user range. ”

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