SpaceX will soon launch a next-generation satellite network project, Starlink. Thanks to this project, Elon Musk will be able to provide broadband access to the network for the whole world. SpaceX has added the Starlink app to the App Store, which means that the project will be launched for everyone very soon. But the Starlink app hasn't appeared on the Google Play Store yet.
The application is designed for easy setup of the Starlink network connection, test speed, and troubleshoot connection problems.
Reddit user u/FourthEchelon19 received an invitation to participate in the Starlink beta test and revealed the cost of a monthly subscription, which will be $99, and a Wi-Fi router will cost $499.
I just officially received an email invite to the Starlink beta. from r/Starlink
During beta testing, the company promises to provide speeds from 50 Mbps to 150 Mbps with delays ranging from 20 to 40 ms. SpaceX also warns of possible interruptions.
By the way, the beta test itself was comically called Better Than Nothing Beta.
On October 24, SpaceX sent another batch of 60 Starlink Internet satellites into orbit. The latest launch marks the 100th-anniversary mission since the first successful launch of Falcon 1 in 2008.
According to the company's plans, the official launch of Starlink in the United States and Canada will take place by the end of this year, and its deployment around the world will begin in 2021.