The company plans to deploy an orbital constellation of 12,000 satellites, worth about $10 billion, while the beta version is running in 11 countries
The SpaceX company of American businessman Elon Musk expects that it will be able to provide continuous global coverage of the planet with Starlink satellite Internet by about September.
This was stated on Tuesday by the president of SpaceX Gwynne Shotwell, reports Reuters.
вЂњWe have successfully deployed about 1,800 satellites, and once all of these satellites reach their operational orbit, we will have continuous global coverage, this should be sometime in September,вЂќ she said.
At the same time, Shotwell clarified that putting all satellites into orbit does not mean instant access to the global Internet for all inhabitants of the Earth. SpaceX still needs to get permits to provide long-distance communications services in each country.
вЂњWe have a regulatory job вЂ” to enter each country and get permission to provide telecommunications services,вЂќ she said.
The head of SpaceX added that in general, they plan to deploy an orbital constellation of 12,000 satellites worth about $ 10 billion, and currently offer beta services in 11 countries.
Recall that after the completion of the project, it is planned that the Internet вЂњfrom the MaskвЂќ will be available not only in households but also on trucks, ships, and planes.
We also reported that Viasat has filed a request with the Federal Communications Commission to conduct an environmental analysis of SpaceX's Starlink broadband networks, claiming that the satellite system poses a threat to the environment in space and on Earth.