It’s hard to handle Star X’s satellite launches of Space X: sometimes I wonder if there’s really as much to talk about.
Since the first launch of two satellites on 22 February 201
With the current number of satellites already orbiting our planet, the company can now provide broadband services to villages devastated by forest fires to remote Native American tribes and is even being considered as an alternative to the GPS geolocation network. The company has signed a deal with Microsoft to provide connectivity anywhere on the planet, and Elon Musk’s idea is to go public with Starlink in a few years, when its revenues stabilize. Last February, the company raised $ 250 million from a valuation of 36 billion euros, which puts it on a very good path to that goal.
Once again, Musk’s company follows the master plan of its predecessors: exploiting economies of scale and training. Each start-up is cheaper than the previous one, makes more progress in component reuse technologies and allows it to share costs with other projects. From an initially anecdotal project, he continued to defeat the almighty Boeing in a mission to launch two people into orbit, and hence disrupt the telecommunications industry.
How long will it take before it is possible anywhere in the world, no matter how far away, to get two-way connectivity with a reasonable bandwidth? What will happen to land infrastructure investments then? How do these plans fit into the idea of connecting the next billion users? How much can such a company cost?