Elon Musk says Starlink now has enough satellites in orbit to launch a public beta of its high-speed internet service
October 8, 2020 | internet | No Comments
- Elon Musk said on Tuesday that SpaceX’s internet satellite project, Starlink, had launched enough satellites for its public beta.
- Once the most recently launched satellites are in position, the company will roll out a “fairly wide public beta” in the northern US and southern Canada, Musk tweeted.
- Starlink’s goal is to put a constellation of satellites into orbit that can beam high-speed internet to remote parts of Earth.
Elon Musk’s goal of beaming high-speed internet to remote parts of Earth using orbiting satellites just got a step closer to reality.
SpaceX on Tuesday launched a batch of 60 Starlink satellites, bringing the total number in orbit to more than 700, according to Ars Technica. Musk, SpaceX’s CEO, said this was enough for a public beta.
“Once these satellites reach their target position, we will be able to roll out a fairly wide public beta in northern US & hopefully southern