Starlink: SpaceX’s satellite internet system

In 2019, SpaceX launched the first 60 Starlink satellites. Since then, more than 2,000 have reached orbit, becoming part of a constellation of more than 12,000. Known as Starlink, the project aims to bring high-speed internet to every corner of the planet.

Founder and CEO of SpaceX Elon Musk announced the Starlink concept in January 2015, explaining that the company intended to launch only about 4,000 broadband satellites into low Earth orbit to provide low cost internet. For perspective, there were only about 2,000 operational satellites in orbit before Starlink, and humanity launched only about 9,000 craft into space in all of history.

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