Elon Musk’s Satellite Internet Now Has 100,000 Users! How To Book In India? Deposit Needed?
The much awaited satellite service of Starlink has already shipped 1 lakh terminals! Elon Musk, the founder, CEO, and Chief Engineer at SpaceX, the company which backs Starlink, has confirmed this via a thread of tweets.
We recently reported to you that Starlink broadband company has already crossed 90,000 subscribers across the globe after the addition of 20,000 subscribers in July.
Read on to find out all the details!
Starlink Broadband Ships 1 Lakh Terminals
Elon Musk has also confirmed that the company is now serving 14 countries and licenses are pending in some other countries as well. Until now, SpaceX has already deployed around 1800 satellites for the Starlink constellation and aims to launch around 42,000 Starlink satellites into low-Earth orbit by mid-2027
Starlink will provide internet services to its customers on earth by creating a network of thousands of satellites known in the space industry as a constellation.
Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX, said that the company has received over 500,000 preorders for its Starlink satellite internet service and expects no technological issues to meet demand.
SpaceX has not set a date for the launch of Starlink but the company expects to launch 12,000 satellites in total and the Starlink constellation is expected to cost about $10 billion.
Starlink To Be Out of Beta By Summer
If you are looking to get a Starlink broadband connection, you can reserve the connection for $99, which is around Rs 7,300.
In May, Musk also stated that Starlink will be out of beta by this summer.
The speed of SpaceX’s Starlink satellite has already matched up to the speed of broadband. As per the Speedtest Intelligence numbers, Starlink satellite broadband delivers an average of 97.23Mbps download speeds and 13.89Mbps upload speeds.
Satellite internet is put in place to allow internet access to remote locations across the planet. This means that there is often a trade-off between coverage of the location and speed of the internet provided.
Musk’s Starlink network aims to reduce the gap between the two. Given its location in the low earth orbit (LEO) at an altitude between 550-1200 km, the satellite network is closer to the earth compared to its competitors, HughesNet and Viasat.