SpaceX Starlink Internet to Launch in Germany and New Zealand This Week

Ahead of Wednesday night’s SpaceX launch, which has now been delayed to Thursday, SpaceX shared some exciting news for those located in Germany and New Zealand.

According to Eric Berger on Twitter, SpaceX said it will begin Starlink service in both Germany and New Zealand later this week, with more expansions coming to its existing service in the United Kingdom.

While many commenters have cited concerns with the price, which starts at £89 per month in the UK and doesn’t include the £439 purchase of the satellite dish interface, Starlink’s service tends to provide faster speeds than many living in low-density, remote locations – with most locations getting access to speeds between 50 Mbps and 150 Mbps.

Earlier this year, SpaceX founder Elon Musk said that Starlink’s service would cover the vast majority of the planet in satellites by the end of 2021, with the whole planet covered by the end of 2022. In addition, Musk has said that Starlink’s speeds would double by next year.

Starlink has also faced some pushback for the establishment of its ground stations, notably in a small town in France, where residents have grown concerned with the risks of electromagnetism and high-voltage power lines.

Last week Thursday, SpaceX launched an additional 60 Starlink satellites into orbit, as well as completing a successful Falcon 9 launch and landing.