Elon Musk said his Starlink satellite internet service has received 500,000 bookings

In the United States, the reservation price for Starlink Satellite Internet Service is $ 99 (approximately Rs 7,300).


Founder Elon Musk said Tuesday that SpaceX has received more than 500,000 reservations for Starlink’s satellite Internet services and does not expect technical problems to meet demand. 

Only limitation is high density of users in urban areas. Most likely, all of the initial 500k will receive service. More of a challenge when we get into the several million user range.

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 4, 2021

“The only restriction is the high density of users in urban areas.” The CNBC reporter’s post stated that the deposit of US $ 99 (approximately 7,300 rupees) paid by SpaceX for this service is fully refundable and the service cannot be guaranteed.

Musk said, “When it comes to millions of users, the challenge is greater.” SpaceX has yet to determine a launch date for the Starlink service, but commercial services are unlikely to be provided in 2020 as previously planned. 

A total of 12,000 satellites are planned to be deployed eventually, and the Starlink constellation will cost about US $ 10 billion (about Rs 73,840 crore). Building and launching rockets into space is a capital-intensive business, but two of them are the world’s richest Amazon founders, Jeff Bezos (Jeff Bezos) and Musk (Musk), also owned by automaker Tesla. 

They have invested billions of dollars to enter this market. (FCC) approved SpaceX’s plan last month to deploy its Starlink satellite in a lower Earth orbit than planned, but it includes many conditions to ensure the safety of the plan. It can be interfered with by satellites deployed under Amazon’s Kuiper Systems satellite project.

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