Elon Musk’s As the company launched more satellites into orbit, SpaceX updated its Starlink Internet service on Thursday.
SpaceX engineer Jessie Anderson (Jessie Anderson) said in the company’s first webcast this year that Starlink currently has more than 145,000 users in 25 countries/regions around the world. This is an increase from the 140,000 users in early November, but it represents a slowdown in user growth.
The company launched a Falcon 9 rocket from Florida on Thursday to put 49 Starlink satellites into orbit.
Starlink is the company’s plan to establish an interconnected Internet network Thousands of satellites-called constellations in the aerospace industry. It aims to provide high-speed Internet to consumers anywhere on the planet. SpaceX has approximately 1,800 Starlink satellites in orbit.
An increase of 5,000 users in two months represents a slowdown in growth. Until November, SpaceX has added approximately 11,000 users per month since it started service in October 2020.
At the end of last year, SpaceX pointed out on its website that “the shortage of silicon wafers has delayed the production of Starlink user terminals” and “this has affected our ability to fulfill orders.”
SpaceX’s valuation Soaring to more than 100 billion U.S. dollarsThis is largely due to the market potential of its Starlink service.