• SpaceX says more than 500,000 people have ordered or placed a deposit for its Starlink internet service

    8 days ago - By Business Insider

    Summary List Placement SpaceX's Starlink satellite-internet service has raked in more than 500,000 orders and deposits from customers, the company said Tuesday.
    "To date, over half a million people have placed an order or put down a deposit for Starlink," said Siva Bharadvaj, a SpaceX space operations engineer, during a broadcast of SpaceX's latest launch of Starlink satellites. "With every launch, we get closer to connecting more people across the world."
    SpaceX did not immediately respond to a request for comment about the exact figure.
    Starlink aims to use its fleet of more than 40,000...
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  • SpaceX launches 60 more Starlink satellites, claims over 500,000 service pre-orders so far

    SpaceX launches 60 more Starlink satellites, claims over 500,000 service pre-orders so far

    8 days ago - By Tech Crunch

    SpaceX has launched 60 more of its Starlink internet broadband satellites - on ‘Star Wars Day,' no less, and only five days after it launched the last batch. The company has now delivered 420 Starlink satellites since the beginning of March, a sum that SpaceX CEO and founder must not be aware of because he definitely would've tweeted about it by now if he was.
    This launch took off from Cape Canaveral in Florida at 3:01 PM ET , and used a re-used Falcon 9 booster that had flown 8 times previously. That booster also landed back on SpaceX's floating drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean, tying the...
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