Elon Musk’s Starlink satellite internet service receives 500,000 preorders

In a statement SpaceX’s founder Elon Musk said, the company has received more than 500,000 preorders for its Starlink satellite internet service and anticipates no technical problems at meeting that demand.

The “only limitation is high density of users in urban areas,” tweeted Musk in response to a post from a CNBC reporter that said the $99 deposit that SpaceX took for the service were fully refundable and did not guarantee service.

It is “more of a challenge when we get into the several million user range,” tweeted Musk.

While SpaceX has yet to set a launch date for Starlink’s service.

SpaceX plans on deploying a constellation of 12,000 satellites which will cost it around $10 billion.

Last month, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved SpaceX’s plan to deploy some Starlink satellites at a lower earth orbit than planned and included a number of conditions to ensure the plan’s safety.


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