Written September 12, 2022, at 19.30Updated on September 12, 2022 at 21.27
Returning from vacation in County Kerry, Ireland, Gwynne Shotwell, President and Chief Operating Officer of SpaceX, congratulates herself for never being off the Internet during her hikes in the very wild “Black Valley.” This is thanks to the portable receiver set developed by Starlink, the constellation of low-orbit satellites developed by SpaceX. Starlink is now operational, with 3,000 satellites already in orbit out of the more than 40,000 planned, Elon Musk’s team is even starting an aggressive commercial campaign.
In France, Arcep finally approved the service after legal challenges delayed its launch. At the beginning of August, SpaceX announced that it halved the price of the monthly subscription to the Starlink service from 99 to 50 euros. In addition to the subscription, there is a single material cost of 480 euros for the receiving antenna.