The company SpaceX plans to launch into orbit 12 000 satellites to create global Internet Starlink. The first batch of 60 vehicles were planned to be sent last week, but the company delayed the mission twice in a row — first due to bad weather and then because of an error in the software. Despite the bad start of the mission, Elon Musk is confident that the satellite Internet will work in 2020, and to start working the company will not need to run the whole dozen satellites.
According to Elon musk, the satellite Internet Starlink will be able to ensure the connectivity of moving vehicles like airplanes and ships, even with 1000 satellites. He acknowledged that given the recent difficulties running it is also quite a large number, but this number of satellites the company intends to launch over the next 12 months.
The company plans to send into orbit thousands of satellites up to 2027. At the moment revolves around the planet 2000 satellites from different space agencies, but with the pace SpaceX may be the company that almost filled the orbit of their devices.
I think that after 1.5-2 years, if all goes well, SpaceX will be more satellites in orbit than all other organizations combined. In fact, most satellites in orbit are satellites SpaceX, announced Elon Musk.
It is assumed that satellite Internet Starlink will be able to provide a throughput of 1 terabit. According to Business Insider, this will be enough for a peaceful view 4K video with thousands of people simultaneously.
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