Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Starlink is available in 32 countries

SpaceX's Starlink satellite internet service is now available in 32 countries

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Elon Musk’s space company posted this information on its Twitter profile. It stated that the service would be delivered immediately, which is a significant improvement compared to previous situations, in which customers waited several months to get paid for the service.

They also shared a screenshot showing the availability map of this service. Thus, the service is now available in most of Europe, North America, and parts of South America, Australia, and New Zealand. Much of the rest of the world is painted blue, indicating that service will soon arrive in these parts. That could happen next year.

SpaceX stated that the service was available for 25 countries at the beginning of the year. Still, this number has increased by another 7, which means that the service is currently available in 32 countries. But now, the advantage is that SpaceX states that the service will be delivered to customers immediately.

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The first 60 Starlink satellites were launched less than two years ago on the Falcon 9 rocket. Since then, SpaceX has constantly been launching new satellites at 500 km into Earth orbit. According to the plan, there should be as many as 42,000 in orbit.

Each satellite has four antennas, solar panels, and krypton-powered ion thrusters that allow satellites to maneuver in space. Each satellite contains sensors that report the current position and an autonomous system to avoid collisions. Upon completing their work, the satellites will burn up in the Earth’s atmosphere within 1-5 years.

Last month, the Rest of World reported that most Starlink users are located in North America.

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