Starting at midday PT/3PM ET Saturday, a gaggle of SpaceX engineers engaged on the Starlink satellite tv for pc mission will reply questions on Reddit about its Higher than Nothing Beta program. The last word objective of the Starlink program is to supply world web protection from house, and SpaceX launched the general public beta check final month, after introducing a non-public beta over the summer season.
Beta customers had to purchase the entire Starlink floor gear for $499 after which pay a $99 month-to-month price for lively service to take part in this system. An e mail to these invited to the general public beta stated customers might “anticipate to see information speeds differ from 50Mb/s to 150Mb/s and latency from 20ms to 40ms over the subsequent a number of months as we improve the Starlink system.” The e-mail additionally indicated there can be transient intervals of no connectivity, and that latency and information speeds would enhance as the corporate prepares to launch extra satellites and installs extra floor gear.
SpaceX already has launched into low-Earth orbit 900 of the deliberate 12,000 satellites wanted for the Starlink system. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has stated the corporate wants 800 satellites in house to supply “important operational capabilities.”
To ask questions of Starlink engineers (and there’s already a queue with greater than 500 feedback), go to the official Starlink Reddit web page. The AMA runs from midday to 1PM PST.