SpaceX CEO Elon Musk’s goal to provide high-speed satellite Internet to remote parts of Earth using satellites orbiting in space is moving steadily closer to reality. Musk said the Space Internet project is ready for public use after the recent launch of Starlink satellites. SpaceX sent 60 more satellites into low Earth orbit this week, bringing the total number of satellites sent to 800.
The private space company hopes to launch tens of thousands of Starlink satellites eventually to create a constellation capable of sending high-speed broadband to 99 percent of the inhabited world. Musk said after the launch: We will be able to roll out a fairly broad public beta in the north The United States, and hopefully southern Canada, once these satellites reach their target location. He added: There are more other countries that we can work within as soon as we receive regulatory approval.
The Starlink network was tested on a limited scale, providing internet for emergency responders in the United States in the wake of the recent wildfires. The Washington Department of Emergency Management was able to set up a Starlink wireless hotspot for residents of Malden last month after the fire destroyed it. 80 percent of the city. SpaceX said at the time that SpaceX was prioritizing emergency services and locations with no internet connection at all.
The billionaire businessman said in April that 800 satellites would be sufficient for major global coverage, despite the fact that speeds would not be close to the speed of 100 megabits per second that SpaceX promised, until the network grows. “Starlink provides the Internet.” High-speed for locations where access is unreliable, costly, or completely unavailable, through performance that far exceeds that of traditional satellite internet, and the global network is unconstrained by terrestrial infrastructure constraints.
Users will be able to obtain a signal to the network using a personal antenna device that acts as a wireless hotspot. The network has faced criticism from some astronomers, who claim that the long series of satellites disrupt monitoring and observation and could impede scientific progress. SpaceX has made efforts to reduce the impact of satellites, warning A recent report from the Satellite Towers Workshop (Satcon1) states that no combination of mitigation methods can completely avoid the effects of satellite trails on the next generation’s scientific programs.
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