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StarlinkA satellite-based Internet service from SpaceX, Elon Musk's aerospace company. Announced in 2015, Starlink is expected to have more than 10,000 low-earth satellites in orbit by 2025. In 2020, with some 900 satellites in the sky, people in northern U.S. states and southern Canada were invited to beta test the system. Initial data rates are advertised from 50 to 150 Mbps, and users are cautioned that there may be inactive periods as new satellites are interconnected. The initial fees are USD $99 per month with upfront cost of $499 for antenna and Wi-Fi router.
Getting Ready for Mars
Starlink is also expected to eventually provide Internet access to Mars. Musk plans to colonize Mars in the future with hopes that a million people will eventually live there to continue civilization in case World War III wipes out our planet. Needless to say... stay tuned! See satellite Internet.
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