SpaceX’s StarLink service is already serving more than 10,000 people who have space below.
California-based SpaceX chief Elon Musk has revealed how he is looking at the $ 10 billion project over the next 10 years as the company deploys its Starlink satellites to low-Earth orbit with regular rocket launches In progress. More than 1,000 of the smaller satellites are already operating above the clouds.
SpaceX recently stated that the current beta service provides Internet speeds of 100 Mbit / s (Mbps) per second to people in the US, Canada and parts of the UK, but A tweet Posted on Monday 22 February, Musk said it should increase to 300 Mbps later this year. It may not be the kind of super-fast speed that some people are already enjoying, but as Musk points out, it is experienced by many people living in areas with low-to-moderate population densities One obvious improvement on speed that Starlink has is in its sights.
Musk said that Starlink’s latency – the time it takes for data to be transferred between its original source and its destination – should improve by about 20 milliseconds “later this year.” This is twice as fast as some of Starlink’s beta customers that are currently being experienced.
The SpaceX boss also believes that by the end of this year, his rocket company has covered enough of the entire planet at some point in 2022 with Starlink enough to provide “most of Earth” with internet service. The satellites must have been deployed. “Condensed coverage,” Musk said.
By the end of most of the Earth’s year, all the following year, then it’s about condensate coverage.
It is important to note that cellular will always benefit in dense urban areas.
Satellites are best for areas with low to moderate population densities.
& mdash; Elon Musk (@elonmusk) 22 February, 2021
SpaceX began low-key beta testing of the $ 99-a-month service for select users in the summer of 2020. Earlier this month it opened it to more people by accepting online applications through its website.
The private space company says its ambitious StarLink project aims to “offer fast, reliable Internet in locations where access has been unreliable, expensive, or completely unavailable.”
The initiative has the potential to turn into a big money-spinner for SpaceX, plus, Musk suggested in 2019 that Starlink could eventually generate up to $ 50 billion in annual revenue if it also secured a few percent of the global telecommunications market. Can do.