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Elon Musk is launching thousands of satellites, but why?

SpaceX, Elon Musk's company, has launched thousands of satellites into orbit. Many people claim to have seen them in the sky

These satellites are the part of Starlink project, whose mission is to provide high-speed internet services from space to remote areas on Earth.

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Starlink satellites have been placed in low-earth orbit around the Earth to maximise connection speeds between the satellites and the ground

The use of satellites to solves the problem of connecting to the internet in remote locations such as deserts and mountains

A large number of low-level satellites are required to provide complete coverage of the globe

Starlink has put some 3,000 satellites into space since 2018. According to Chris Hall, it may eventually use 10,000 or 12,000

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Satellites avoids the need for massive infrastructure, such as cables and masts, to reach those areas

Starlink isn't cheap when compared to other internet service providers

Customers pay $99 per month. The dish and router required to connect to the satellites will set you back $549


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Starlink says, it has 400,000 subscribers in the 36 countries it currently serves, the majority of which are in North America, Europe, and Australasia. This includes both individuals and businesses

Along with Starlink, competitors such as OneWeb and Viasat, which also provide satellite internet services, are launching thousands of satellites into low-Earth orbit

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