Shotwell Says SpaceX’s Starlink Will Provide Global Coverage Around September Written 22 June 2021


View of 60 Starlink satellites from a 24 May 2019 launch. |  Credit: Official SpaceX Photos; CC0; Wikimedia Commons

Reuters reports that SpaceX expects that Starlink will “be able to provide continuous global coverage by around September but will then need to seek regulatory approvals, its president Gwynne [Shotwell] said on Tuesday.” She said, “We’ve successfully deployed 1,800 or so satellites and once all those satellites reach their operational orbit, we will have continuous global coverage, so that should be like September timeframe. ... But then we have regulatory work to go into every country and get approved to provide telecoms services.” According to Shotwell, the company currently is offering beta services in 11 countries.
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