SpaceX announced the availability of the Starlink Satellite Internet service in 32 countries, and direct shipment of equipment.
SpaceX ‘s satellite internet , Starlink , has gone from being a trial system to becoming a commercial solution with more global presence. The aerospace firm, founded by Elon Musk, has confirmed its operations in 32 countries around the world.
In a tweet, SpaceX shared a map showing the countries where its Starlink service is available and in use. Parts of Brazil, Chile and Mexico are the first to access this modality.
Starlink is now available in 32 countries around the world. People ordering from areas marked “available” will have their Starlink shipped immediately → https://t.co/slZbTmHdml pic.twitter.com/CecM1pkf5D
— SpaceX (@SpaceX) May 13, 2022
The map is complemented by the “waiting list” areas, marked in dark blue. Peru and the rest of the countries in the region are in this condition, a condition that coincides with the service approval granted by the Ministry of Transport and Communications.
Starlink how much does it cost?
The Starlink satellite constellation is constantly powered by equipment sent by SpaceX and its Falcon rocket system on permanently scheduled launches.
This system enables direct connectivity between satellites and dishes installed by the user in a fixed location, a kit that recently increased in value to $549 for reservations and $599 for new orders, which includes a satellite dish and a router, plus of the installation supports and the power sources of the equipment.
The monthly price of the service is established at 110 dollars, with an additional fee of 25 dollars if the user wants to access the Starlink network from anywhere. This does not imply that one can use the network from his mobile equipment nor that – for the moment – he can use the antenna on a moving vehicle. However, it is a bet to attract travelers with mobile homes that can log in to areas without 5G coverage.