Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX, said that more than 500,000 preorder bookings have been received for his new Starlink satellite internet service. He also said that he has no issues and technical problem to fulfill this demand.
Elon Musk responded to a comment by a CNBC reporter via tweet, stating that, “There can only be one obstacle to the high density of users in urban areas.” In fact, the reporter’s tweet stated that the SpaceX took $ 99 (about Rupees 7,300 ) as deposits from the customers, which were again fully refundable but the service was not guaranteed.
“The real challenge comes when we enter the range of several million users,” Elon Musk said. SpaceX has not yet set a launch date for Starlink’s service. But the commercial service will not be provided as was planned before. by the end, the Spacex is planning to put a overall total of 12000 satellites. The Spacex says that its cost for Starlink will go up to around $ 10 billion (about Rupees 73,840 crore).
The Rocket sending to outer space is a capital intensive business. But two of the world’s wealthiest individuals, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk (who is also the chief of automaker Tesla) have been invested a billions of dollars over the years to pave the way in this ongoing market.
Jeff Bezos Joins with Elon Musk for Starlink
Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos have been publicly rivaling about each other for satellite plans. The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on last month approved placing some of the Starlink satellites in the Earth’s lower orbit, keeping in view the security of the plan with some terms and conditions. But according to company’s plan, these were to be planted above it. SpaceX is also accepted the condition of FCC, acknowledging that their satellites could be interfere with Amazon’s Kuiper Systems satellite project.