Posted Sep 12, 2022, 7:30 PMUpdated on Sep 12, 2022 at 9:27 PM
Returning from vacation in County Kerry in Ireland, Gwynne Shotwell, President and Chief Operating Officer of SpaceX, congratulates herself on having never been out of the Internet during her hikes in the very wild “Black Valley”. This is thanks to the portable reception kit developed by Starlink, the constellation of low-orbit satellites developed by SpaceX. Starlink is now operational, with 3,000 satellites already in orbit out of the more than 40,000 planned, Elon Musk’s teams are even starting an aggressive commercial campaign.
In France, Arcep finally authorized the service after legal challenges that delayed commissioning. At the beginning of August, SpaceX announced that it was halving the price of the monthly subscription to the Starlink service from 99 to 50 euros. In addition to the subscription, there is a single material cost of 480 euros for the reception antenna.