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Elon Musk’s Starlink ISP now has more than 1300 satellites in orbit

Starlink 1300 satellites, coverage

Earlier today Space X launched a Falcon 9 rocket that contained a payload of 60 Starlink internet satellites into orbit. This brings the total number buzzing around in earth’s orbit to 1300, which is staggering just from a numbers perspective.

As if that number wasn’t jaw-dropping enough, Starlink has a target of 1440 satellites to complete its initial internet constellation. That initial consignment will provide plenty of coverage for those who are lucky enough to test the service in beta.

Hopefully by the time Starlink orders for Africa start shipping the service will be consistent over the entire globe.

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One thought on “Elon Musk’s Starlink ISP now has more than 1300 satellites in orbit

  1. Elon Musk is solving one of the biggest challenges in tech , and that is the ease of access to information. Starlink is not offering a bundle, no fair usage policy or other gimmicks. He is providing low-cost internet and fast speeds to the masses. Rain in South Africa is also doing the same thing by providing 5G internet at very low cost to the masses. Tizeti (WiFi.com.ng) is also doing the same in Nigeria. I will keep saying this over and over again, unless we can provide cheaper internet, we can forget about innovation. If we are to have bundles, let’s have bundles to support local applications. Cheaper internet will attract more users and hence more service will be offered over the same cheap internet.

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