Starting Saturday afternoon PT / 3 PM ET Saturday, a group of SpaceX engineers working on the Starlink Satellite Project will answer questions about its improved Nothing Beta program on Reddit. The ultimate goal of the Starlink program is to provide global Internet coverage from space, and SpaceX launches public beta After the test last month Introducing a private beta In summer
Beta users had to purchase all StarLink ground equipment for 4 9499 and then pay a $ 99 monthly fee for active service to participate in the program. An email to those invited to the public beta states that users can expect data speeds to change from 50Mb / s to 150Mb / s and latency from 20ms to 40ms over the next several months as we expand the Starlink system. ” The email also indicated that there would be no contact for a short time, and that latency and data speed would improve as the company prepares to launch more satellites and install more ground equipment.
SpaceX has already been launched Of the 12,000 satellites planned for the Starlink system, 900 are in low-Earth travel. Alan Musk, CEO of SpaceX, said the company needed 800 satellites in space to provide “significant operational capabilities”.
To ask questions from Starlink engineers (and already have a queue of over 500 comments), visit Official Starlink Reddit Page. AMA runs from noon to 1PM PST.