StarLink; Everything you need to know

Aamir Khan

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In the present era, the internet is necessary for us because without it, we can’t even know what is happening in our surroundings, and we cannot connect with the world without it. Different internet provider companies are present in different countries, like cellular data provider companies and broadband cable network provider companies. It is a big reality that the broadband cable network is more robust and efficient than the cellular network provider. Now in the back rural areas of the countries, it is a too difficult task for companies to provide broadband connection. So there work cellular companies that are much slower than broadband. Everything you need to know about Starlink is present in this post.

This problem of people solving the famous Elon Musk by introducing StarLink, which is even faster than a broadband network. When we listen to the name Elon Musk, the companies that come to mind are The Boring Company, Tesla, SpaceX, Twitter, and many more.

Elon Musk is the wealthiest man on this earth, but you may not be familiar with one of his recent projects – Starlink. This ambitious SpaceX project aims to provide high-speed internet access to everyone on the planet. To achieve this, the company plans to launch a network of low-orbiting satellites around the earth. Once completed, this project could revolutionize the way we access the internet and connect with others around the world. After too many years of hard work, spaceX started Starlink in 2022 and launched almost 2,000 functional satellites around our planet. Starlink now provides its services in nearly 47 countries worldwide. In the rest of the countries, they are working with their government to launch this project.

Given is the list of countries with Availability and regulatory approval by the government for Starlink.

#ContinentCountryDebutNotes
1North America United States
 Puerto Rico
 United States Virgin Islands
Limited trials August 2020,[162] public beta November 2020[60]The first authorized region, The FCC approved SpaceX’s proposed modification of its license in 2021.[163]
2North America CanadaJanuary 2021[153]
3Europe United Kingdom
 Pitcairn Islands
January 2021[164]Service expanded to the Pitcairn Islands in November 2022.[165]
4Europe GermanyMarch 2021[166]
5Oceania New ZealandApril 2021[167]
6Oceania AustraliaApril 2021[168]
7Europe France
 Saint Martin
 Saint Barthélemy
 Guadeloupe
 Martinique
Original debut May 2021,[169][170] Revoked April 2022,[171] Re-approved June 2022[172]Approval was originally given in February 2021, but the Conseil d’État annulled that Decision on 5 April 2022 due to a lack of public consultation.[171] Approval was given again after the consultation was completed on 2 June 2022.[172] Service expanded to Saint Martin and Saint Barthélemy in July 2022.[157] Service expanded to Martinique and Guadeloupe in September 2022.[173]
8Europe AustriaMay 2021[169]
9Europe NetherlandsMay 2021[174]
10Europe BelgiumMay 2021[175]
11Europe IrelandLimited trials April 2021,[176] public beta July 2021[177]
12Europe DenmarkJuly 2021[178]
13Europe PortugalAugust 2021[179]
14Europe SwitzerlandAugust 2021[180]
15South America Chile
 Easter Island
Limited trials July 2021,[181] public beta September 2021[182]Service expanded to Easter Island in November 2022.[165]
16Europe PolandSeptember 2021[183]
17Europe ItalySeptember 2021[184]
18Europe Czech RepublicSeptember 2021[185]
19Europe SwedenOctober 2021[186]
20North America MexicoNovember 2021[187]
21Europe CroatiaNovember 2021[188]
22Europe LithuaniaDecember 2021[189][190]
23Europe SpainJanuary 2022[191]
24Europe SlovakiaJanuary 2022[192]
25Europe SloveniaJanuary 2022[193]
26Oceania TongaFebruary 2022[194]Emergency relief was provided one month after the 2022 Hunga Tonga–Hunga Ha’apai eruption and tsunami; a ground station was established in neighbouring Fiji for six months
27South America BrazilJanuary 2022[195][196]
28Europe BulgariaFebruary 2022[197]
29Europe UkraineFebruary 2022[140][198][141]It is initially supplied as emergency relief in response to the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine. See Starlink satellite services in Ukraine.
30Europe RomaniaApril 2022[199]
31Europe GreeceApril 2022[200]
32Europe LatviaApril 2022[201]
33Europe HungaryMay 2022[202]
34Europe North MacedoniaJune 2022[203]
35Europe LuxembourgJuly 2022[157]
36North America Dominican RepublicJuly 2022[204]
37Europe MoldovaAugust 2022[205]
38Europe EstoniaAugust 2022[206]
39Europe NorwayAugust 2022[207]
40Europe MaltaSeptember 2022[151]
41Asia IranSeptember 2022[208]Activated in response to Iranian censorship due to Iranian protests against compulsory hijab.[209]
42Asia JapanOctober 2022[210]
43North America JamaicaOctober 2022[211]
44Europe FinlandNovember 2022[212]
45South America PeruJanuary 2023[213]
46Africa NigeriaJanuary 2023[214]
47South America ColombiaJanuary 2023[215]
Source Wikipedia

StarLink provides a 5G network that currently has too much high-speed internet on this earth. It competes with competitor internet providers like  Viasat, HughesNet, and Amazon’s Project Kuiper.

For now, here is everything you should know about Starlink.

Starlink is technically a division of SpaceX. This flight company is currently expanding its channel of satellites in the Earth’s orbit, which are the lowest satellites revolving around the planet in space. As a result, Starlink can provide high-speed internet access to even the most remote areas of the world, where traditional internet infrastructure is not available. This technological advancement could help bridge the digital divide and improve global connectivity. The satellite that remains in the lower orbit needs more energy or velocity to keep its orbit around the earth; otherwise, it will fall on the world due to gravitational force towards the planet’s centre.

Starlink;everything you need to know

The development of this network of satellites started in 2015. Then, the prototype satellites were launched into orbit in 2018. Currently, the rotation of Starlink satellites from the center of the earth is approximately 342 miles (550 kilometers).

Will this satellite internet connect above my home like a dish antenna

Yes, this is possible, and it will work just above your house. Moreover, it doesn’t matter where you are, as Starlink will provide the same internet services as other internet providers. Additionally, it will be much more efficient than traditional broadband internet and can be accessed from anywhere in the world.

If you are using Starlink, it doesn’t matter where you are located. Furthermore, you will receive the same speed as someone using a broadband network.

Starlink is a satellite internet constellation operated by SpaceX, which provides satellite Internet access coverage to 47 countries. It also aims for global mobile phone service after 2023. SpaceX started launching Starlink satellites in 2019.

Countries List

Given the list of countries where Starlink is currently working, we already demonstrate.

#ContinentCountryDebutNotes
1North America United States
 Puerto Rico
 United States Virgin Islands
Limited trials August 2020,[162] public beta November 2020[60]The first authorized region, The FCC approved SpaceX’s proposed modification of its license in 2021.[163]
2North America CanadaJanuary 2021[153]
3Europe United Kingdom
 Pitcairn Islands
January 2021[164]Service expanded to the Pitcairn Islands in November 2022.[165]
4Europe GermanyMarch 2021[166]
5Oceania New ZealandApril 2021[167]
6Oceania AustraliaApril 2021[168]
7Europe France
 Saint Martin
 Saint Barthélemy
 Guadeloupe
 Martinique
Original debut May 2021,[169][170] Revoked April 2022,[171] Re-approved June 2022[172]Approval was originally given in February 2021, but the Conseil d’État annulled that Decision on 5 April 2022 due to a lack of public consultation.[171] Approval was given again after the consultation was completed on 2 June 2022.[172] Service expanded to Saint Martin and Saint Barthélemy in July 2022.[157] Service expanded to Martinique and Guadeloupe in September 2022.[173]
8Europe AustriaMay 2021[169]
9Europe NetherlandsMay 2021[174]
10Europe BelgiumMay 2021[175]
11Europe IrelandLimited trials April 2021,[176] public beta July 2021[177]
12Europe DenmarkJuly 2021[178]
13Europe PortugalAugust 2021[179]
14Europe SwitzerlandAugust 2021[180]
15South America Chile
 Easter Island
Limited trials July 2021,[181] public beta September 2021[182]Service expanded to Easter Island in November 2022.[165]
16Europe PolandSeptember 2021[183]
17Europe ItalySeptember 2021[184]
18Europe Czech RepublicSeptember 2021[185]
19Europe SwedenOctober 2021[186]
20North America MexicoNovember 2021[187]
21Europe CroatiaNovember 2021[188]
22Europe LithuaniaDecember 2021[189][190]
23Europe SpainJanuary 2022[191]
24Europe SlovakiaJanuary 2022[192]
25Europe SloveniaJanuary 2022[193]
26Oceania TongaFebruary 2022[194]Emergency relief was provided one month after the 2022 Hunga Tonga–Hunga Ha’apai eruption and tsunami; a ground station was established in neighbouring Fiji for six months
27South America BrazilJanuary 2022[195][196]
28Europe BulgariaFebruary 2022[197]
29Europe UkraineFebruary 2022[140][198][141]It is initially supplied as emergency relief in response to the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine. See Starlink satellite services in Ukraine.
30Europe RomaniaApril 2022[199]
31Europe GreeceApril 2022[200]
32Europe LatviaApril 2022[201]
33Europe HungaryMay 2022[202]
34Europe North MacedoniaJune 2022[203]
35Europe LuxembourgJuly 2022[157]
36North America Dominican RepublicJuly 2022[204]
37Europe MoldovaAugust 2022[205]
38Europe EstoniaAugust 2022[206]
39Europe NorwayAugust 2022[207]
40Europe MaltaSeptember 2022[151]
41Asia IranSeptember 2022[208]Activated in response to Iranian censorship due to Iranian protests against compulsory hijab.[209]
42Asia JapanOctober 2022[210]
43North America JamaicaOctober 2022[211]
44Europe FinlandNovember 2022[212]
45South America PeruJanuary 2023[213]
46Africa NigeriaJanuary 2023[214]
47South America ColombiaJanuary 2023[215]
Source Wikipedia

Countries in the rest of the world are working with their government to start their services.

Starlink provides you with more internet speed than ordinary Broadband internet. Starlink is a no-contract satellite internet provider that offers unlimited high-speed internet speeds up to 500 Mbps. Additionally, it provides an alternative to traditional internet providers and allows users to access the internet from virtually anywhere. There are three internet plans: Starlink, RV, and Starlink Business. Depending on your download speed, the plans range from 50 to 500 Mbps at $110 to $500 monthly. Not to mention, Starlink RV and business customers can pause and restart their service anytime.

How much is the setup cost

Starlink provides different packages that users can choose from based on their needs. These packages range from $110 to $500 per month and include a one-time equipment fee that ranges from $599 to $2500.

Hardware

Starlink is much better and faster than its other competitor internet providers but is also too expensive. This is a reality that Starlink provides high-speed internet with fewer limitations, but its hardware will cost you from $599 to $2500, depending on the package that you choose.

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