The beta for Starlink is coming to an end. According to Elon Musk, the satellite Internet service will be phased out of this phase next month. Recently, the boss of SpaceX indicated that more than 100 Connection kits have been delivered to customers and for availability in 04 countries.
During the beta phase, Starlink mentioned an improvement of the system with for the users speeds which could vary in 40 Mbps and 150 Mbps, latency times of 14 ms and 40 ms. They may also experience short periods of lack of connectivity.
As part of the beta service, the monthly subscription is 99 € and a connection kit – Starlink kit – with satellite dish, Wi-Fi router and others costs 499 €. Shipping and handling charges are 59 €.
According to Elon Musk, each Starlink terminal costs SpaceX more than double the price charged to the user. One goal is to lower this cost for Starlink, as well as to double the speeds. It considers the Starlink solution complementary to 5G and especially suited to areas with low or medium population density.
For its Starlink constellation of minisatellites of 260 kg in low earth orbit, SpaceX has already launched nearly 1 800 satellites within three years. They are in orbit at 550 km.