Elon Musk | 5G | Satellite Broadband

  • 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.

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