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Musk States Starlink Is “Financially Viable” With Almost 1,000 Satellites

Recently, SpaceX shared information about its hugely secretive Starlink constellation plan, presenting upgraded targets for commercial service, details related to satellite design and the thinking process behind why the firm’s upper target is 12,000 satellites, which is almost six times the number working in orbit for the whole world combined. Seemingly, SpaceX’s first liftoff with a large number of Starlink satellites was delayed by 24 Hours, with a latest launch window opening. The Falcon 9 mission would transport 60 Starlink satellites. Although the spaceship lack intersatellite links and other attributes anticipated in later iterations, Elon Musk—SpaceX’s CEO—stated the satellites spot the beginning of operation for a constellation intended to carry internet access to underserved and unreached parts of the world.

Musk further said SpaceX considers 1,000 satellites as the point where Starlink becomes cost-effectively solid. He said, “For the system to be inexpensively viable, it is really at the behest of 1,000 satellites. If we are placing a lot more satellites compared to the satellites in orbit, that is a very ideal thing it shows that there is a huge of demand for the system.” Seemingly, SpaceX had asked for and obtained market access in the U.S. for a constellation numbering around 12,000 satellites.

Recently, SpaceX was in news for delaying the launch of Starlink internet satellites. The objective of Elon Musk is to take people to space. But this is such an expensive venture. So, SpaceX may start an entirely different space business such as launching satellites to offer high-speed internet across the globe. The company’s upcoming launch would put in space the first pieces for a constellation known as Starlink. During a news conference, Musk said, “This will offer connectivity to people who either do not have any connection today or where it is very expensive and unreliable.”

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