Despite the fact that the Starlink service being deployed by SpaceX, which provides satellite access to the Network, is still operating only in a few countries, there is a demand for it, and it is quite large. At the moment, there are over 500 thousand people in the queue for the service.
” To date, more than half a million people have placed an order or deposit for Starlink, ” Siva Bharadwaj, Space Operations Engineer SpaceX, said during the broadcast of the last launch of Starlink satellites. These words have already been commented on by the CEO of SraceH Elon Musk.
He said that all 500,000 people are ” likely ” to be connected to Starlink, but bringing the internet to a large number of users in urban areas complicates matters. SpaceX has already placed 1,505 satellites into orbit, and last week the company received permission from the US regulator to launch 1,309 more .
Considering that SpaceX puts 60 satellites into orbit in one rocket launch, one can think that all the devices allowed by the regulator will be in space within a year. The subscription fee for using the Starlink service is $ 100 per month, the cost of a set of equipment is $ 400.