From PT / 3PM ET on Saturday afternoon, a team of SpaceX engineers working on the Starlink Satellite Project will answer some of Reddit’s best questions. The ultimate goal of the Starlink program is to provide global Internet coverage from space, and SpaceX launches public beta Tested last month Introducing a private beta In the summer.
Beta users had to buy all StarLink ground equipment for $ 499 and then pay a monthly 99 monthly fee for active service to participate in the program. “As we upgrade our StarLink system, users can expect data speeds to vary from 50Mb / s to 150Mb / s and from 20ms to 40ms over the next few months,” he said in an email to those invited to the public beta. The email indicated that there would be no short periods of connectivity and that latency and data speed would improve as the company prepares to launch more satellites and install more underground equipment.
SpaceX has already launched Of the 12,000 satellites planned for the Starlink system, 900 are in low orbit. Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX, said the company needed 800 satellites in space to provide “significant work capacity”.
To ask Starlink Engineers’ questions (there is already a queue of over 500 comments), go to Star official Starlink Reddit page. AMA operates from noon to 1PM PST.
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