SpaceX Starlink Satellites

By: Marios Constantinou / Created: Saturday April 10, 2021

SpaceX Starlink Satellites

How will SpaceX’s starlink change the world?

What is SpaceX’s Starlink?

Starlink is a growing constellation of orbital satellites launched by SpaceX to provide Internet access through satellites. These satellites will comprise thousands of satellites that will operate within Low Earth Orbit. Developmental Programs for launching SpaceX’s Starlink had begun in 2015, while the first test-flights were established in 2018.

Since its inception, SpaceX’s Starlink has launched over 1300 satellites and plans to send 60 more satellites this year. To date, 12000 satellites have been approved by the Federal Communication Commission and International Commission Union. The company aims to launch 42000 satellites by 2027.

Is SpaceX’s Starlink currently available?

Currently, SpaceX’s Starlink is in its initial stages. But it has delivered its services to six countries, including the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, and New Zealand. It has rendered its services to more than 10,000 customers globally and began offering pre-orders at $99 for its initial beta services.

You can pre-book your orders, and a SpaceX kit will be delivered to your homes and get started with your private Internet satellite services.

How will SpaceX’s Starlink change the world?

SpaceX’s Starlink has several aims and objectives with which it hopes to change the world and create a positive impact. Here are some of the ways, how SpaceX’s Starlink will change the world:

  • Internet Access to underserved areas

 One of the most critical changes that SpaceX’s Starlink hopes to bring is to render Internet Services to the underserved areas. According to statistics, around 40% of the world population deal with Internet crises and cannot access Internet services in their areas. With SpaceX’s Starlink, under-developed regions of this world can also gain Internet access at an affordable cost! 

  • Speedy Internet without abeyance

 With SpaceX’s Starlink, the internet speed is 40 times faster than our regular Internet. According to an email from SpaceX to Starlink subscribers, the users should expect the internet speed in between 50 to 150 Mbps. However, some users experienced much higher rates. The fastest speed recorded to date is 215 Mbps. 

  • Low latency

 SpaceX’s Starlink satellites lie 60 times closer than other satellites to the earth than the regular satellites. Therefore, the latency of Internet Services is much lower. Therefore, the performance of the Internet is much higher. 

  • Impact on Business

 SpaceX’s Starlink can impact the business on a large scale. With Internet services reaching underserved and underdeveloped regions, business activities can boost up and open job opportunities for people worldwide. 

  • Impact on Space

There are rising concerns of Satellite collisions  due to thousands of Satellites operating in space, resulting in Space debris. There were concerns from NASA’s side as well who feared there might be a hindrance in communication. However, there has been an agreement signed between NASA and SpaceX’s Starlink that they will make sure to keep each other informed of the upcoming launches to avoid collisions and maintain healthy practices in the space to mitigate the environmental risks. 

  • Communication with Mars

With the cash generated by the satellites, SpaceX’s Starlink hopes to fund their Mars plans which involve settlement on Mars. According to their ambitions, they plan to send the first humans on Mars by 2024 and carry out their exploration programs.

SpaceX’s Starlink has miles to go, but it seems that it will massively impact and change the world with its advent and rise.