SpaceX Starlink Growing in Popularity, Seeks 4 Million More Terminals
When SpaceX isn’t busy with sending out ships to space, they’re busy working on a series of other projects. Starlink has been under development for quite a while, and will provide high-speed internet to everyone through low earth orbit satellites in space.
As reported by Tesmanian, SpaceX is looking to add four million more, The company has already filed a request to do so on July 31, and this development will bring their total terminals from one million to five million.
“SpaceX Services requests this increase in authorized units due to the extraordinary demand for access to the Starlink non-geostationary orbit satellite system.”
CNBC states that SpaceX’s Starlink Internet service has gotten the interest of around 700,000 people so far. It should be noted that this was without any proper advertising, so we can only imagine what the figures will be like.
Starlink will be able to provide moderate internet coverage once there are roughly 800 satellites in orbit. A program for beta testing Starlink should be released to the public sometime soon, but has already been made available to some employees who have installed terminals at their homes.
It’s safe to assume that the Starlink will only available to those living in the United States and Canada to begin with. People can sign up to be notified when the service will be available in their areas on the Starlink website.