Let me introduce you to Elon Musk. Elon Musk is a multi-millionaire businessman, engineer, and industrial designer. But one of the most interesting accomplishments of Elon Musk is that he is the founder of PayPal -the electronic payment firm, Starlink, and Space X -Spacecraft Company. He is also the CEO of TESLA, Inc. Musk is the 4th richest person, as per Forbes. He has a net worth of 147 billion USD. But the accomplishments of Elon musk do not end here; he is also working to increase the access of fast internet to people.
In this article, we are going to talk about the Internet project by Elon Musk.
Starlink is a service that will provide an internet connection. It aims to provide high-speed broadband internet to the locations where internet access is inaccessible or very costly.
The CEO of SpaceX, Elon Musk, announced the proposal of an internet project in January 2015. The project had no name at that time. When Elon Musk revealed the project, he said that they are rebuilding the internet in space. In 2018, they launched the first two satellites, TinTinA and TinTinB. SpaceX launched the first set of Satellites (60) into low Earth orbit in 2019. Currently, 900 satellites have been launched. The company is planning to send more than 10,000 satellites in the next decade.
Benefits of Starlink:
Starlink will provide a more high-speed internet connection than the internet provided through fiber optics. According to Musk, people will only need to buy antennas to receive the internet. Star link will make high internet accessibility possible everywhere because of its ability to decrease latency.
Public Starlink Beta:
SpaceX started the public Starlink beta test in regions of Canada and the United States on 26 October 2020. To participate in the Starlink Beta test, one must need to buy equipment that cost $499 and $99 for monthly service. According to SpaceX, most of the world will be provided internet in 2021.