The beta phase of Starlink is soon over, Elon Musk has just announced the end of it for the month of October 2021.
Besides Tesla, Elon Musk benefits from another renowned aerospace company: SpaceX. Through the latter, the entrepreneur has launched the project for a few years Starlink. Its objective is simple: to offer an internet connection by satellite throughout the world, particularly in areas where internet service providers have not deployed cable or fiber. Launched in beta for a few months with the general public, the service will finally exit the beta program during the month of October 2021.
On Twitter, Elon Musk has just declared that Starlink will exit its beta phase starting in October. As a reminder, the satellite internet service has been available in France since May at the price of 99 euros per month. A simple subscription is not enough, however. to take advantage of this satellite internet offer, you must pay for a kit worth 499 ‘‚¬ is required in order to take advantage of the satellite dish, a mounting tripod, a Wi-Fi return , the’food as well as the various cables.
As a reminder, SpaceX said in August that more than 100,000 users were now using Starlink and that more than 1,700 satellites had been deployed in low orbit. In addition, the company explained in May that “ over half a million people have placed an order or deposited a deposit for Starlink “. It is also always possible to place pre-orders directly from the Starlink website by depositing a deposit of 99 ‘‚¬. Be careful, however, the platform emphasizes that ” depending on location, some orders may take 6 months or more to be fulfilled “. If you change your mind, be aware that the deposit is fully refundable.
Despite the beta release in October, SpaceX does not guarantee that everyone who pre-ordered Starlink will be able to take advantage of it. Elon Musk, however, explained in May that the first 500,000 people will benefit ” very probably “Of the service, but that SpaceX will face” a bigger challenge when we reach several million users “. The shortage of semiconductors has a direct impact on the production of the company, which today produces only 5,000 dishes per week.
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