SpaceX founder Elon Musk said on Tuesday that the company has received more than 500,000 pre-orders for Starlink satellite Internet services and does not expect technical challenges to keep up with demand. In an interview with CNBC reporter, Musk said: “The only warning is the high density of users in the urban area.”
SpaceX’s $99 deposit required for Starlink satellite Internet services is fully repaid by SpaceX, and this is not a guaranteed service. Musk said: “When we become one of the multi-million dollar users, it will be even more difficult.” Starlink’s launch date has not yet been determined, but the company plans to launch a total of 12,000 satellites. The cost of the Starlink constellation is estimated to be approximately $10 billion.
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos (Jeff Bezos) and Elon Musk (Elon Musk) the CEO of the automaker Tesla (Tesla Inc.). Over the years, they have spent billions of dollars to enter The industry. Musk and Bezos also openly debated competing satellite plans. Last month, the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved SpaceX’s proposal to deploy some Starlink satellites in lower earth orbits than originally planned, but under several circumstances to ensure that the plan is protected.
Tice, SpaceX’s senior software reliability engineer said, ” They will bring high-speed Internet to specific areas that have never been affordable. We are testing the speed at which data is transmitted from the satellite to the customer and right back to the remaining of the Internet. The initial results are good,” she said. She also said: “Our network is of course under development.”
SpaceX said: “Over time, we will add more features to release the full capacity of the network.” They added that latency and data rate availability will be greater . As more satellites are launched, more ground stations are installed and updated network software has been improved. SpaceX also agreed to admit that its satellites may be interfered by satellites that are part of the Amazon Kuiper Systems satellite project.