Elon Musk’s SpaceX has been planning to provide high-speed 5G like internet services to the billions of people all around the globe via satellites.
They aims to build their own constellation of satellites dubbed ‘Starlinks’.Their dream has already began to launch in low earth orbit.
SpaceX is now on a collision course with the world’s biggest telecom companies as well as the satellite manufacturing companies.
The mission was earlier scheduled for today but was later delayed until 21st of February.
The first two test satellites are named Microsat 2a and 2b. These will become functional next year when the platform will enter a rigorous testing phase for about 20 months.
The company intends to launch about 12,000 satellites into the orbit to make the Starlink fully operational.
The company’s goal is to have over 40 million customers subscribed by 2025, which would amount to nearly $30 billion in total revenue.
The is already available today, it is very costly and slow. Signal fluctuation is another problem associated with it. As such, access of the general public is limited.
However, with Starlink becoming operational with at-least 800 satellites in the orbit, the satellite broadband can become a reality for everyone.
The network will be operating in 4,425 Ka/Ku spectrum zone. The network speeds being available even in the remotest areas of the planet, the current system of tower-to-tower communication may find less takers or even come to an end.
The Starlink project is surely very ambitious and the stakes are too high. the current growth in space technology, Starlinks project can be deemed to be safe.
After all no harm placing our bets for high-speed internet accessible anywhere on the globe via satellites.