SpaceX’s Starlink project is underway and thousands of small satellites are expected to take a position in low Earth orbit (LEO). But what does SpaceX want to achieve with this project?
The spread of the Internet on the planet is increasing, but is that enough? North America has the bigger internet access so far, followed by Europe and africa is at the bottom. On average just over half the planet enjoys internet services. But that will change radically in the coming years.
Elon Musk’s vision with SpaceX is to allow the entire (almost) planet to access the Internet. The Starlink project, when completed in a few years, will feature 42,000 small satellites in low orbit around the earth.
In the video below from YouTube channel Undecided with Matt Ferrell, you can see a detailed analysis of the Starlink project. What problems can there be? What are the new prospects that are being opened up? For the answers watch below.
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Description from YouTube channel Undecided with Matt Ferrell :
Why is SpaceX making Starlink? If you’re watching this video, that means you have an internet connection, although you may live in an area with limited providers or network speeds. Still having internet accessibility can improve everything from entertainment, to work, to education, and health care. But 41.3% of the world doesn’t have access to the internet… at all. And that’s where SpaceX comes in with Starlink, which is getting very close to launching their service. What is it, what are the latest developments, and why should you care?