Starlink, a rib of SpaceX, is the project to create a satellite telecommunications constellation developed by Elon Musk and his team to provide satellite access to the Internet anywhere in the world.
Thousands of small satellites launched into low earth orbit will work in conjunction with our devices on earth. Elon Musk speaks of his creature as a great idea that could change the way of telecommunications, and the approach we use to think and access the world around us.
Because Starlink is a strong acceleration
Telecommunications could change radically with this mode of action. The pandemic has shown us how much we rely on the Internet and how necessary it is to manage our lives, access knowledge and communicate with others far from us.
As such, Starlink can quickly become the absolute leader in connectivity, disrupting and revitalizing another dying industry in the future.
A big hand for telecommunications
For the Starlink company to grow up here, it needs a lot of infrastructure up there. The backbone of Musk's umpteenth project are his satellites, which will serve as the source for the tycoon's wireless communication system.
A flood of small satellites that Starlink is launching in droves, testing them gradually. Not without problems: both encountered and provoked (like light pollution which confuses satellites with real stars of the firmament, annoying astronomers).
Yet the concept of the project is ambitious and aims to eliminate space debris: at the end of their "career", in fact, Musk's satellites will be able to "move" by themselves to remove them from orbit. They will either move away from orbit, or they will disintegrate in the atmosphere.
What Starlink will produce
Starlink aims within this year (with a delay of a few months due to Covid-19) to start its services in the United States and Canada. It also plans to rapidly expand to near-global telecommunications coverage in the populated world by 2021.
The main advantage for which we will be using Starlink is fast and easy access to the Internet from anywhere in the world. Just to name one: Imagine having Starlink in Italy, being on a lonely mountain of the Maiella and having an Internet connection of 233 MBPS, much higher than today's mixed fiber-copper connection.
The revolutionary scope of this project is directly proportional to the degree of telecommunications development of the beneficiary countries. If they are developing, with obvious connection problems, a stable and super-fast planetary Internet will open a thousand new doors for them.