Elon Musk delighted gamers

Last year, SpaceX, owned by Elon Musk, launched Starlink satellite Internet. Starlink’s speed and latency performance is much better than other satellite internet systems, but not as good as Wi-Fi, LTE and, moreover, wired internet.

Starlink network ping ranges from 20 to 90ms, which is generally good, but not low enough for full-fledged gaming, especially in games that require very fast response (for example, in shooters and fighting games). Elon Musk understands this and promised on Twitter to reduce the latency to 10 ms by the end of this year. To do this, SpaceX will install additional base stations in the countries where Starlink operates.

Musk explained that it is quite possible to implement the task. He told how to do this: the speed of light is approximately 300 km / ms, the altitude of the satellite is 550 km, and the average travel time from the satellite to the receiver on Earth is now 10 ms, therefore, to achieve ping less than 20 ms, more base stations are needed and optimization of routing.

The new Starlink satellites are equipped with lasers, which have reduced signal propagation latency by 50%, and also allow users to receive data directly, bypassing base stations.

You can already connect to Starlink, including in Russia. How to do this is described in our article.

Source: iGuides.ru by www.iguides.ru.

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