Saturday, April 10, 2021

Elon Musk one step closer to Beam Cheaper Internet with Starlink

South African entrepreneur Elon Musk is the founder of SpaceX and Tesla Motors. The American aerospace company founded brought new light of wave in the field of commercial spacecraft. It happens to be the first successful private company to launch and return a spacecraft from the Earth orbit and also the first to launch a crewed spacecraft and dock it with the International Space Station (ISS).

Of the many first projects, SpaceX has launched a landmark commercial spacecraft in 2012. Elon Musk brought a revolution in the aerospace industry and made affordable space light a reality. Elon Musk-run SpaceX has launched 60 more Starlink satellites aboard Falcon 9 rocket to be deployed in low-Earth orbit, bringing the constellation to 788 as the company gears up for a public beta of the affordable satellite broadband service.

In 2010 SpaceX launched Falcon 9 it was a bigger aircraft and had nine engines, deriving its name from this use of engines. Falcon 9 rocket to be deployed in the low-Earth orbit, making the constellation 788 in number and the company gears up for a public beta of the affordable satellite. The 13thStarlink launch was completed on Sunday from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

The network is in its early days and yet needs to be tested and administered. The team is working on collecting latency data and performing speed tests to check the quality of service. SpaceX confirmed that the team has recently installed Starlink terminals on the administrative Center building and at 0 private homes on the Hoh Tribe Reservation, located in a remote area of western Washington State.

The Starlink orbits the earth at an altitude of 500 km and this is much closer as compared to the traditional conventional satellite broadband services. It offers 1Gbps Internet speed at a low latency of 25ms and the service is for around $80 per month. The rates and quality of service are at par or even less as compared to the services of similar speed in other countries, including India. As the company gets regulatory approvals it will start functioning in other countries.