SpaceX wants to cover the entire planet with the Internet Starlink by September – UNIAN

After launching all 12,000 satellites worth $ 10 billion, SpaceX will need to be licensed in all countries of the world.

Starlink should appear in Ukraine in 2022 / illustration by REUTERS

SpaceX intends to cover the entire planet with access to Starlink satellite Internet by September.

Reports about it Reuters.

“We have successfully prepared 1,800 satellites, and as soon as all these satellites reach their working orbit, we will receive permanent global coverage, so this should happen closer to September,” said SpaceX President Gwen Shotwell.

After the launch of all 12,000 satellites worth $ 10 billion, it will be necessary to obtain a permit for use in all countries of the world.

Starlink satellite Internet should appear in Ukraine in 2022. And this year it should reach continental Europe.

A Starlink user will have to pay $ 99 for a set of antenna and router. The total cost of using Starlink will be $ 499, and another $ 99 will have to be paid monthly.

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SpaceX has been developing the Starlink project since late 2014, when Elon Musk first announced plans to connect the world to the global satellite Internet.

The first test results were released in August following a closed beta test limited to the northern United States and southern Canada. Then the download speed in the best case reached 60.24 Mbit / s (at worst – 35.49 Mbit / s), Download speed – 17.7 Mbit / s (4.58 Mbit / s), and the delay – from 21 ms to 90 ms. After launching Starlink 12 v1.0, SpaceX itself reported test results, stating ultra-low latencies and download speeds of over 100 Mbps.

The company is constantly expanding the grouping of its satellites in orbit.

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