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Elon Musk Says His Starlink Satellite Internet Service Has Received 500,000 Pre-Bookings

SpaceX has received more than 500,000 preorders for its Starlink satellite Internet service and anticipates no technical problems meeting the demand, founder Elon Musk said on Tuesday.

“Only limitation is high density of users in urban areas,” Musk tweeted, responding to a post from a CNBC reporter that said the $99 (roughly Rs. 7,300) deposits SpaceX took for the service were fully refundable and did not guarantee service.

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Will Elon Musk’s Starlink Fix Internet Issues in Western Pa.?

(TNS) — Dictated by the peaks and dips of Western Pennsylvania’s rolling landscape, Internet service is often spotty — even nonexistent — for thousands of people based on topography and a lack of infrastructure for high-speed Internet services.

But an ambitious project by billionaire Elon Musk promises lofty goals for those struggling with broadband inequities, which have been highlighted during the COVID-19 pandemic as school and work largely moved online.

Starlink, owned by the Tesla CEO, has put more than 1,400 satellites into orbit, building a network — or constellation, as the company calls it — to provide Internet service

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Elon Musk, Starlink look to stars to fill internet broadband gaps, including across Western Pa.

Dictated by the peaks and dips of Western Pennsylvania’s rolling landscape, internet service is often spotty — even nonexistent — for thousands of people based on topography and a lack of infrastructure for high-speed internet services.

But an ambitious project by billionaire Elon Musk promises lofty goals for those struggling with broadband inequities, which have been highlighted during the covid-19 pandemic as school and work largely moved online.

Starlink, owned by the Tesla CEO, has put more than 1,400 satellites into orbit, building a network — or constellation, as the company calls it — to provide internet service to people

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Elon Musk says Starlink internet service will be ‘fully mobile’ in 2021

SpaceX’s new Starlink satellite internet service is in a very limited beta testing period right now, but the company is already thinking ahead: as first noted by CNBC, SpaceX has filed an application with the FCC for Starlink components that would allow the service to work on moving vehicles. Big moving vehicles, that is — Elon Musk tweeted that the existing Starlink terminals are too big for Tesla’s vehicles, and the idea is targeted at planes, RVs, trucks, and ships.

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Elon Musk and Amazon Are Battling to Put Satellite Internet in Your Backyard

Cybersecurity specialist Luke McOmie lives entirely off-grid on the side of a mountain in Colorado, where there’s no cell service or landline broadband internet. Yet he recently gave a talk at a convention hosted in Japan on the lethality of drones. He was live via satellite—his own personal satellite internet connection, that is.

With a constellation of hundreds of satellites, and speeds comparable to U.S. broadband, the Starlink service lets Mr. McOmie do his job despite being in the middle of nowhere. He and his wife Melanie McOmie are living the sort of lifestyle that pandemic-weary, deskbound urbanites might envy: … Read More


XPrize details Elon Musk’s $100M prize to fight climate change


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Last month, Tesla Motors and SpaceX CEO and richest person in the world Elon Musk announced he’d put a small percentage of his billions toward “a prize for best carbon capture technology.”  On Monday, XPrize announced the broad outline of the competition.

The nonprofit will run the contest, which it says will be the largest incentive prize in history. Teams from anywhere in the world are invited “to create and demonstrate a solution that can pull carbon dioxide directly from the atmosphere or oceans and lock it away permanently in an environmentally benign way,” according to

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