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SpaceX's Internet service has already received 500,000 pre-orders

SpaceX’s Internet service has already received 500,000 pre-orders

Starling, SpaceX’s web network, was launched in beta in October 2020. – Kigo

Available at Beta version from October 2020, Starling already has 10,000 test users. The Internet access service counts over 500,000 pre-orders, according to the latest information
SpaceX, Report Digital factory.

On Tuesday, a Falcon 9 rocket launched 60 additional satellites into low orbit. This service has been in development for six yearsElon Musk, Aims to provide
Internet connection Very fast in areas where regional telecommunications mechanisms cannot be set up.

A network is still under development

This is the tenth throw Satellites Starling 2021, and the 26th throw overall. The 1,300 satellites that provide the network are now in low orbit. At the end of April, SpaceX received approval from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to send 2.814
Satellites At 540 km approach, more in orbit much lower than before.

This will allow Starling engineers to fix the network sluggishness, which has become very common since beta launch. Overall performance should increase and improve over time. Despite the difficulties, Elon Musk said Twitter Can process all 500,000 orders.

In further development, Starling is making it possible to get an internet connection from space due to a satellite dish that sold for $ 499. The subscription costs $ 99 per month.

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