Starlink is not limited by established terrestrial infrastructure and has the potential to provide high-speed broadband Internet to remote areas. To serve internationally, Starlink is now running as a beta version of the precursor and is still enhancing.
The only flaw in the testing phase is the internet speed, but it appears like it will be resolved soon. In response to inquiries, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk stated that the Starlink satellite internet service will have data transmission capabilities at the speed of light.
SpaceX intends to deploy laser-equipped satellites into orbit, which will play an important role in abolishing reliance on ground stations.
Today, the Starlink network is based on satellite dishes, satellites, and ground stations. On the face of it, the company’s goal is to get rid of these ground stations, which have confirmed to be obstacles to fast data transmission because they take a lengthy time to transmit to satellites.
As Musk said, the transmission speed using laser is anticipated to be about 40% faster than the transmission speed normally using optical fiber. Therefore, we can observe the ultra-fast Internet transmission capability without touching the ground.
Taking into account Musk’s message, and evaluating the speed based on the existing fiber speed, Starlink will be prepared to transmit data packets at a speed of 180,832 miles per second. It comes out that this speed is about 97% of the speed of light.
Musk has guaranteed that Starlink will shortly remove this element from the ground station on the opposite side of the North Pole and will deliver sufficient bandwidth. Evaluating the rapid advancement of the SpaceX field, this does not seem far-fetched.
SpaceX intends to yet triple the data capacity with the aid of the company’s second-generation satellites, decrease latency to 50 milliseconds, and expand coverage in polar regions.
SpaceX will also hasten the launch of more than 1,200 Starlink satellites in the next few months, but there may be a small delay due to the shortage of rocket oxidizers and the cumbersome satellite manufacturing procedure.