SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk, Last month successfully took astronauts to the ISS aboard Crew Dragon Endeavour shuttle along with the constellation of Starlink satellites in space one after another. Musk’s SpaceX launched 58 new Starlink satellites into space with promises to offer 1Gbps internet speeds to places that don’t have access to fast internet connectivity at a relatively reasonable price.
As now Musk’s SpaceX prepares to roll out the beta tests for the Starlink low-earth orbit (LEO) internet service so the company now inviting people to register their interest in the Starlink satellites and the internet services they will provide.
To avail this facility head to Starlink’s official website i.e. www.starlink.com and sign up in the section ‘Get Updates on Starlink news and services available in your area with an option to select India from the list. From this year the service will start in US and Canada and expects to almost cover the entire world by the end of 2021.Each Starlink satellite weighs about 250kg and More than 85% of this system will operate at very low altitudes below 400 km.
— SpaceX (@SpaceX) June 13, 2020
In a company’s statement, it is said that “just as large deployments of new densified 5G networks are helping those in more urban environments, the densified satellite constellation SpaceX proposes will substantially increase capacity and drive up the number of consumers even in rural and remote areas with access to truly robust broadband.”
Once you have signed up for the beta test, you will get a confirmation email “Starlink is designed to deliver high-speed broadband internet to locations where access has been unreliable, expensive, or completely unavailable. Private beta testing is expected to begin later this summer, followed by public beta testing, starting with higher latitudes,” it further said that “If you provided us with your zip code, you will be notified via email if beta testing opportunities become available in your area. In the meantime, we will continue to share with you updates about general service availability and upcoming Starlink launches.”
But if you’re already living in such places where you can get 100Mbps internet services, odds are you may not eligible for Starlink:
Starlink will deliver high speed broadband internet to locations where access has been unreliable, expensive, or completely unavailable
— SpaceX (@SpaceX) April 22, 2020