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  • Starlink has launched close to 2000 satellites since 2019
  • But still, this network is not complete
  • The company provides broadband internet service in many countries.

This work is in its early stages and wireless internet is expected to be installed on some aircraft next year.

Starlink has launched close to 2000 satellites since 2019

Elon Musk’s company Starlink is working to bring satellite internet around the world. It is launching satellites one after the other to provide people with broadband internet services through space. In the same sequence, it will also offer ‘in-flight wireless Internet’ to Hawaiian Airlines’ trans-Pacific fleet. The airline company gave this information on Monday. The work is said to be in its early stages and wireless internet is expected to be installed on some aircraft next year.

But still this network is not complete

Hawaiian Airlines has said it will equip its fleet of Airbus A330 and A321neo planes as well as Boeing 787-9s with Starlink’s satellite internet connectivity service, Reuters reports. Last week, Starlink signed its first deal with an air carrier, Semi-Private Jet Service (JSX). Under this, 100 airplanes are to be equipped with Starlink terminals. There are also reports of Delta Airlines in talks with Starlink. It is believed that an important deal can happen between the two soon.

Starlink, which operates as a unit of SpaceX, has been in talks with various airlines for several months to provide ‘in-flight internet service’. The company wants to provide internet service across the world, especially in rural areas. Starlink’s focus is on such areas, where people do not get better internet connectivity due to geographical conditions.

The company provides broadband internet service in many countries.

Reports suggest that SpaceX has sought regulatory approval from the US Federal Communications Commission to operate Starlink’s system on airplanes and shipping ships. The company has already tested its internet network on some jets as well as military aircraft.

Since 2019, Starlink has launched close to 2000 satellites, which are constantly circling in the lower orbit of the Earth, but still, this network has not been completed. The company provides broadband internet service in many countries, for which it charges users $ 110 (about Rs 8,400) per month. with connection.

Along with the connection, the company offers a dish of $599 (about Rs 45,700) through which satellite internet is received. This terminal dish is the size of a pizza box.

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