Elon Musk Shares SpaceX Has Shipped 100K Starlink Terminals To Customers Across 14 Countries

Evelyn Arevalo by Evelyn Arevalo August 23, 2021

Elon Musk Shares SpaceX Has Shipped 100K Starlink Terminals To Customers Across 14 Countries

Featured Image Source: Created By @ErcXspace via Twitter

On Monday, August 23, SpaceX founder Elon Musk shared that its Starlink broadband division is already providing internet to 100,000 customers across 14 countries. “100k terminals shipped!” he announced via Twitter, adding flag emojis of the countries the company is “now serving.” Starlink is actively beaming beta internet service to: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Austria, Netherlands, Ireland, Belgium, Switzerland, Denmark, Portugal, New Zealand, and Australia. “Our license applications are pending in many more countries. Hoping to serve Earth soon!” Musk added.

 

The Starlink terminal is a pizza-sized, phased-array dish antenna that receives signal from the satellites in space. The Starlink terminal with power supply and Wi-Fi router is priced at $499 USD, plus a monthly internet service fee of $99 USD. Company officials state the beta service has no data caps and is the same price worldwide. Starlink currently providing Beta internet service to a limited amount of customers per region, the network will be capable of serving more customers as more satellites are deployed. “Starlink is available to a limited number of users per coverage area at this time. Orders will be fulfilled on a first-come, first-served basis,” the company’s Starlink.com website states. 

SpaceX currently operates approximately 1,740 Starlink satellites in low Earth orbit. SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell recently said that the constellation will be capable of providing broadband coverage globally as these satellites finish raising into their operational orbits sometime in September. Musk said in March that Starlink would be capable of providing users with an internet download speed of ~300Mbps (megabits per second) and latency of around 20ms (milliseconds) before the year ends. Overall, the Starlink constellation could have over 20,000 satellites to beam low-latency, high-speed internet all across the world, including places where internet is non-existent. The company also has plans of enabling Starlink to be accessed from different locations aboard moving vehicles, like RV’s, ships at sea, and even airplanes. Visit SpaceX’s official website for more information: Starlink.com.

 

Featured Image Source: Created By @ErcXspace via Twitter

 





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