SpaceX’s New Home Internet Service Will Be Launching More Satellites This Week





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Man on laptop in coffee shopIn early 2019, SpaceX received approval to launch 12,000 satellites into space to build a low earth orbit network of satellites, enabling the company to sell home Internet. Over the last year, SpaceX put 180 satellites into space to test its Internet service. This week, SpaceX will launch 60 more satellites into space for their new home Internet service, meaning SpaceX will soon have 240 home Internet service satellites in space as soon as the weather permits according to a report from

This puts SpaceX one step closer to having an Internet service live in time for summer 2020.

How much will SpaceX Internet service cost? We still don’t know for sure, but earlier this year at SXSW SpaceX Chief Executive Elon Musk said it would be “low cost.” Exactly how low is unknown, but reports are that SpaceX hopes to make its Internet service extremely competitive. SpaceX also plans to offer high speed Internet in North America sometime in early 2020.

SpaceX is not the only company working on a new home Internet service. Amazon and others are also working to launch satellites to offer high speed Internet. Soon you may have several new options for home Internet.

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