What is Starlink's mission?

4/24/20231 min read

birds flying in the sky during night time
birds flying in the sky during night time

In a world of constant connectivity, it's hard to imagine a time when we didn't have access to the internet. But in many parts of the world, that's still the reality. Getting online can be challenging for those who live in remote areas or in countries with poor infrastructure. That's where Starlink comes in. Starlink is a satellite-based internet service that provides high-speed internet to users in even the most remote locations.

When Elon Musk first announced his plans to launch a constellation of satellites into low Earth orbit, many people were skeptical. However, the success of the Starlink project has proved that Musk is once again ahead of the curve. The latest development from SpaceX is Starlink v2, a network of satellites that can provide voice connectivity and low-bandwidth data services. This is a significant breakthrough, as it means that Starlink can now emulate a cell tower and provide service in areas with no terrestrial infrastructure.

Starlink v3 is set to launch later this year, and it promises to provide high bandwidth data with extremely low latency. Moreover, the system will be fully global, meaning that it can provide service anywhere on the planet.

Royal Caribbean Cruises has teamed up with Starlink to provide internet on its ships, making it the first cruise line to offer high-speed, satellite-based Wi-Fi. The move comes after Starlink signed a deal with Hawaiian Airlines to provide in-flight Wi-Fi, allowing passengers to stay connected while cruising at altitudes of 30,000 feet. Then came the agreement with T-Mobile. And now talks with Apple.

In other words, Starlink suddenly became the one global carrier to rule them all. With its high-speed internet and global coverage, there will be no place on earth that isn't connected.