News Starlink Will Use Lasers To Provide Astronauts With Internet Coverage


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Feb 4, 2016
Space Exploration Technologies Corp.'s (SpaceX) Starlink satellite internet service will soon provide internet connectivity to space travelers and astronauts, according to the company's chief Mr. Elon Musk. Starlink is currently in its beta test phase, which could end soon if Musk's words bear fruit as the executive also believes that the service will be ready for operational service next month.

The new satellites will feature optical connectivity, also referred to as lasers, with SpaceX having launched the first batch of the new spacecraft earlier this month with the Falcon 9 rocket. Now, according to comments made by Musk late night yesterday, Starlink will use these spacecraft and the older ones to provide astronauts and other space travelers with internet connectivity as they ascend through the Earth's atmosphere.