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Starlink is a satellite constellation being constructed by SpaceX to provide satellite Internet access.
After completing 31 successful missions in 2021, SpaceX launched the first batch of Starlink satellites of the new year, sending 49 Internet satellites into orbit atop the Falcon 9 partially reusable rocket.
Based on data from the Federal Communications Commission of the United States of America, Starlink's average speed reaches 80 Mbit/s, which itself is higher than that of the US competitors such as HughesNet and Viasat.
The Starlink satellite Internet kit, which will be shipped "on a first-come, first-served basis," includes a terminal to connect to Starlink satellites, a tripod, and a Wi-Fi router.
As part of the Transporter-1 mission, SpaceX delivered a total of 143 satellites into orbit, which became a world record for the simultaneous launch of spacecraft into Earth orbit.
Britain has received a license from SpaceX's Starlink satellite internet service, and users there have already received their kit for the company's public beta test.