SpaceX project announces that orders will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis
Starlink, the project of Elon Musk’s SpaceX company that seeks to provide the entire world with internet, was enabled in Latin America and there have already been several clients from Uruguay who have made the transaction to be able to use the service next year.
Musk’s idea is to form a constellation of mini-satellites that will provide high-speed internet access on Earth. “Starlink is targeting coverage in your area in 2022. Availability is limited. Orders will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis,” the website indicates when a user assigns a Uruguayan address and then clicks “order now”.
Some Uruguayans have already acquired the service that is expected to satisfy this region and made it noticeable on social networks such as Twitter. The cost of this service is US $99.
What is he up to today? Starlink now offers an initial beta service both domestically and internationally, and will continue to expand to near-global coverage of the populated world in 2021.
During beta, users can experience data speeds ranging from 50 megabytes to 150 per second and latency from 20 milliseconds to 40 milliseconds in most locations over the next several months. There are also brief periods of “no connectivity“, says Musk’s company.
“As we launch more satellites, install more ground stations and improve our network software, data speed, latency and uptime will improve dramatically,” they say.
When they start?
SpaceX launched the first 60 satellites in May 2019 and they orbit a relatively low altitude (550 km), allowing for a fast response time. The outlook is that there are more than 42,000.
Starlink has been the object of interest in Uruguay because they have been observed in the Uruguayan airspace, which has aroused the curiosity of many observers. In fact, the Air Force had to go out to clarify more than once what “the UFOs” that appeared in the sky were about.