Orlando Sentinel’s Central Florida 100: REVISITING STARLINK

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Among the recent achievements of SpaceX, noteworthy is that the company is now building 120 communication satellites per month, accelerating Elon Musk’s goal of blanketing the planet with 12,000 small satellites delivering high-speed internet in the next few years to every human being. To put that achievement into context, SpaceX is building satellites 20 times faster than veteran Iridium and it beat out internet startup OneWeb which went bankrupt after building only 30 satellites per month. Musk’s goal now is to bring its new Starship vehicle online with its capacity to ferry 400 Starlink satellites per launch.

Originally posted for the Orlando Sentinel’s Central Florida 100.

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