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Starlink would offer worldwide coverage in September | Digital Trends Spanish


Starlink, SpaceX’s satellite internet service, could reach global coverage in September. However, Elon Musk’s company must first receive clearance from the regulators in each of the countries where it plans to operate.

At a press conference, the president of the company, Gwynne Shotwell, said that the service will be able to offer continuous global coverage when the 1,800 satellites that SpaceX has deployed reach their operational orbit.

The aerospace corporation expects that to happen as soon as September this year and its long-term goal is to deploy a total of 42,000 satellites over the next few years.

Illustration. Getty Images.

Starlink is currently only available as a beta service in select countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada.

However, CNBC discovered earlier this year that the company has already registered subsidiaries in Austria, Australia, Argentina, Brazil, France, Chile, Colombia, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, the Philippines, South Africa and Spain.

According to Elon Musk, the Starlink satellite internet service has received more than half a million advance requests. The executive is optimistic and believes that technical problems will not arise that prevent taking charge of this high demand.

In February, SpaceX reported that the service already had more than 10,000 users as part of its initial public beta test.

While Shotwell did not detail the company’s plans after September, it is believed that Starlink may expand its beta program to reach new users in the aforementioned territories.

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