In the past six months, SpaceX has raised more than US$1 billion to roll out Starlink, its new satellite constellation venture, which aims to offer high-speed Internet around the globe. The first wave of satellites that will provide this service was launched at the end of May and is only phase one of the mammoth launch SpaceX is planning. To get a sufficient service available, a minimum of 12 more deployments of this multitude are required, to bring the service to a significant operational capability. The constellation however, will not be complete until the full planned figure of 11,972 satellites are launched, which will offer full worldwide coverage.
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