SpaceX Hits Milestone: 100,000 Starlink Terminals Shipped
SpaceX announced on Monday afternoon it has hit a milestone of 100,000 Starlink terminals shipped, as detailed by CEO Elon Musk.
Currently, the company’s low-Earth orbit satellite internet solution is now available in 14 countries including:
- United Kingdom
- The Netherlands
- New Zealand
Starlink also recently launched a pilot test of the internet service in Chile.
“Our license applications are pending in many more countries. Hoping to serve Earth soon!”, added Musk.
100k terminals shipped!https://t.co/Q1VvqVmJ2i
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 23, 2021
So far, SpaceX has launched over 1,700 satellites into orbit and has received orders for nearly 600,000 potential customers.
Recently, SpaceX detailed Gen2 of its Starlink satellites, which are larger and more powerful than its predecessors. SpaceX said in its filing to the FCC it wants to send nearly 30,000 of these satellites to orbit, at nine different altitudes.
Starlink customers pay $499 USD for their Starlink terminal, which consists of a satellite dish and Wi-Fi router. Monthly service is charged at $99 USD per month.