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The effort to link passenger aircraft to the Starlink satellite network has been completed.
Some regions are already being served by Starlink satellites, which SpaceX deployed as part of the initiative to offer internet access to every remote corner of the globe. In contrast, SpaceX intends to employ this service in a variety of locations in the future.
Elon Musk, the CEO of SpaceX, declared last year that he intended to connect passenger flights to the internet using the Starlink satellite network.
Early this year, SpaceX and independent air carrier JSX agreed to work together to provide satellite internet on planes.
The first company to employ this service aboard flights is JSX, which will start providing onboard Wi-Fi to its customers early next year.
On SpaceX’s website, a new service dubbed “Starlink Aviation” has been added. The service reportedly set to launch in 2021, is anticipated to do so by 2023.
Space internet is anticipated to be quite expensive for businesses in the initial phase of airplanes. It is stated that internet access, which is anticipated to cost between $12,000 and $25,000 per month for private aircraft, will instead cost $150,000 all at once.
The business claims that even aboard an aircraft flying at hundreds of miles per hour, Starlink will be able to deliver rates of up to 350Mbps.