SpaceX is working to build the world’s most advanced satellite broadband internet network, which consists of launching at least 12,000 satellites that will beam internet data globally while orbiting Earth. To date, the aerospace company has launched approximately 1,892 satellites to Low Earth Orbit that provide internet service to over 140,000 customers living in rural areas across 20 countries, including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Switzerland, United States, and United Kingdom. Service could be available as soon as early next year in Brazil and other parts of Latin America.
SpaceX is working to obtain regulatory approval to sale its broadband service on a global-scale. The ambitious endeavor requires personally submitting service information and proposals to hundreds of government-operated regulatory agencies. SpaceX Starlink representatives met with Pakistan Telecommunication Authority to discuss connecting the country to the satellite internet network.
They met with Chairman PTA, Maj General Amir Azeem Bajwa (R) and Executive Director, Frequency Allocation Board. pic.twitter.com/rO4JK0A7NH— PTA (@PTAofficialpk) December 13, 2021
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Evelyn Janeidy Arevalo
Evelyn J. Arevalo joined Tesmanian in 2019 to cover news as a Space Journalist and SpaceX Starbase Texas Correspondent. Evelyn is specialized in rocketry and space exploration. The main topics she covers are SpaceX and NASA.