SpaceX has shipped 100,000 Starlink terminals
Starlink, SpaceX’s low Earth-orbit (LEO) satellite broadband service, has reached a deployment milestone with word this week that the company has shipped 100,000 Starlink terminals.
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk announced the milestone Monday on Twitter, adding that Starlink now serves parts of 14 countries. “Our license applications are pending in many more countries. Hoping to serve Earth soon!,” Musk tweeted.
According to CNBC, the shipment announcement implies that SpaceX has added 10,000 new Starlink customers in a span of about three weeks, as the company announced in July that it had 90,000 users.
The latest shipment figure comes nearly a year after Starlink launched its beta program. Starlink’s service, which remains in beta, currently sells for $99 per month and requires beta users to purchase a $499 hardware kit.
Lengthy wait times for some
Starlink offers its beta service on a first-come/first-served basis, but it appears that interested consumers in some areas are in for a lengthy wait.
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