On November 11, according to foreign media reports, the US space exploration technology company SpaceX has obtained approval from Canadian regulatory agencies to provide Starlink satellite Internet services in the country .
Prior to this, at the end of October, SpaceX started a public beta test of its Starlink Internet service in the United States. Now, the company is ready to expand the service to regions outside the United States for the first time.
SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk (Elon Musk) said that the company will start sending out the first beta invitations in a few days.
Currently, the official schedule for SpaceX’s Starlink satellite Internet service to land in Canada has not been announced. However, since the company has only recently started a public beta test for this service, it may take several months for the company to provide this service in Canada .
As early as January 2015, Musk announced the Starlink satellite Internet service plan. SpaceX plans to launch about 12,000 communication satellites into orbit to provide broadband Internet services to users on Earth. In addition to the nearly 12,000 satellites that have been approved, the company has also applied for the launch of 30,000 satellites.
At present, SpaceX has successfully launched 15 batches of Starlink Internet satellites, bringing the total number of satellites into orbit to 893. If the two prototype satellites launched in 2018 are included, the total number of satellites into orbit is 895.
Last week, SpaceX announced that Starlink’s satellite Internet service was initially priced at US$99 per month, and the price of Starlink’s equipment including terminal receiving equipment, tripods and WiFi routers was US$499.