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SpaceX’s satellite internet service, Starlink, appears to be well on its way to commercial success despite still being in beta. As revealed by SpaceX operations engineer Siva Bharadvaj during the launch webcast of its 26th Starlink mission, the service has already received more than half a million orders. Starlink began accepting $99 preorders for the service (which includes a $499 upfront cost) in early February.

While SpaceX’s announcement of over half a million orders indicates growing demand for its service, it is unclear how many will become monthly users or are in areas that Starlink will service. Though the service is designed to reach any place on Earth, the ”[o]nly limitation is high density of users in urban areas,” Musk tweeted Tuesday.

Source: CNBC

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