Reportedly, SpaceX wants to become one of the biggest internet providers globally by positioning a constellation of hundreds of satellites to stream broadband from the space. And the aerospace company wants to get it finished fast. In the last week, the company disclosed plans to launch a record-breaking number of rockets in the coming year, with around 24 operations focused solely to haul batches of its broadband-gleaming satellites in the space. Recently, SpaceX asked watchdogs for consent to rearrange its proposed constellation—known as Starlink—in a manner that will facilitate fewer satellites to cover additional territory, as per to documents registered with the FCC (Federal Communications Commission).
SpaceX could deliver high-speed internet coverage in the southern U.S. by 2020. Concurrently, a report was published by Morgan Stanley that forecasted Starlink might transform SpaceX into a $52 Billion organization, adding around $20 Billion to its present valuation and possibly making it the most expensive private company in the U.S. SpaceX’s coverage area may expand to include US territories—like Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands—until the 2021 hurricane season ends, as per to the documents. One of the significant advantages of reaching those regions is satellite internet access would not be ruined by bad weather.
On a similar note, recently, SpaceX was in news as its orbital Starship model’s construction progress was detailed in the latest photos. Reportedly, SpaceX is reaching closer to assemble its Starship orbital spaceship prototype, as spotted in recent photos shared by SpaceX’s CEO Elon Musk. The full-scale trial version of the Starship will imitate the StarHopper, which was a scaled-down adaptation utilized to examine the Raptor engine originally with low-altitude “hop” journeys. The Starship’s Mk I model and Mk II model are currently under construction at SpaceX units in South Texas and Florida.