posted on Apr, 22 2020 @ 05:28 PM
Whoops, it was Starlink 7, not 4....but who is counting anymore? 7x60 is 420, though not all of them are operational. He hopes to have 1584 satellites
in 'phase 1' of the project and be operational as soon as next year.
I am curious to see how well the network work's when they become fully operational. I know Elon wants it to be revolutionary and be make affordable
high speed internet available for everyone outside the Arctic and Antarctic Circles. Once operational the network is supposed to help fund SpaceX's
quest for Mars.
The US alone has about 100 million internet subscribers in the market(just a quick guess), since this will be world wide it is not unreasonable to say
Starlink will have 100 million are more potential customers. At $20 a month for the service, this project would take in $2 billion a month in
sales.(not to mention commercial and DoD contracts)This is this a quick assessment and numbers maybe way off, but it does give us an idea of how
valiable from a business perspective that Starlink has the potential to be. Elon Musk has a lot vested in this, I think it will be great success. As
someone who has lived on a boat, the potential of having high speed internet available in the middle of the ocean for a reasonable price is something