SpaceX’s Starlink internet service has more than 145,000 users so far


A Starlink user terminal on the roof of the building, also known as an antenna or satellite dish. (Photo: -SpaceX)

Elon Musk’s SpaceX provided an update on its Starlink Internet service on Thursday, as the company launched more satellites into orbit.

StarLink now has more than 145,000 users in 25 countries around the world, SpaceX engineer Jesse Andersen said during a webcast of the company’s first launch of the year. It dropped to 140,000 users in early November, but showed a slowdown in user growth.

On Thursday, the company launched the Falcon 9 rocket from Florida, which takes 49 Starlink satellites into orbit.

Starlink plans to build an interconnected Internet network with thousands of satellites – a star in the space industry.

It is designed to provide high speed internet access to customers across the planet. SpaceX has about 1,800 Starlink satellites in orbit.

An increase of 5,000 users in two months indicates slower growth. Since the service began in October 2020 until November, SpaceX has added about 11,000 users per month.

Late last year, SpaceX noted on its website that production was delayed due to a “silicon shortage” of Starlink user terminals, which affected our ability to fulfill orders.

SpaceX is valued at more than $ 100 billion, which industry analysts attribute largely to the market potential of its Starlink service.

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