Why Starlink Is Crucial To SpaceX’s Success

15. april. 2021
958 242 Ganger

SpaceX’s broadband satellite internet, Starlink, is still in beta, but already has over 10,000 customers. The fledgling service is expected to be a cash cow for SpaceX, bringing in as much as $30 billion a year - more than 10 times the annual revenue of its existing rocket business. This revenue will be used to fuel Elon Musk’s ultimate goal of building a colony on Mars. Eventually, Starlink may even keep us connected on the Red Planet.
Elon Musk’s SpaceX rolled out its Starlink early access program to the public six months ago, with the satellite internet service growing to more than 10,000 users in the first few months.
To get real-life first impressions of the service, CNBC spoke to more than 50 people who have been using Starlink. Those surveyed included households in Canada and 13 U.S. states: California, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Ohio, Oregon, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
The majority of these Starlink users are in rural or remote areas, such as farmland or wilderness, with limited access to terrestrial broadband options - and a few with no access altogether.
“I expect to keep the service long term,” a user in Montana told CNBC. “The price of the beta for the service is more reasonable than any other option we have, and those are worse in performance. I will keep Starlink as long as its the only broadband option available to me.”
Starlink is the company’s capital-intensive project to build an interconnected internet network with thousands of satellites, known in the space industry as a constellation, designed to deliver high-speed internet to consumers anywhere on the planet.
SpaceX launched the “Better than Nothing Beta” program for the public in October, and the majority of users CNBC surveyed received invitations to join between November and February. The service is priced at $99 a month in the U.S. under the beta, with a $499 upfront cost for the equipment customers need to connect to the satellites - plus taxes, shipping, and any accessories needed to mount the antenna.
CNBC’s surveyed users on total cost, the installation process, what they thought of SpaceX’s equipment, internet speed, reliability of the service, what their service alternatives were, their experience with customer service, any concerns they had, and their overall impressions.
00:00 - Introduction
02:24 - Understanding Starlink
07:15 - SpaceX’s golden ticket
10:05 - Challenges
16:12 - Future of Starlink
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Why Starlink Is Crucial To SpaceX’s Success

  • my opinion this is a project which should be stopped asap as they are polluting the atmosphere....., this should not be allowed! F****starlink!

    A. T. MaverickA. T. Maverick6 timer siden
  • Think of the broader picture though as soon as Elon is able to put all of us on Mars he's also going to be able to instantaneously have some kind of crazy wi-fi system spread across the globe for us as well and maybe we can just Wi-Fi call someone back home on Earth from Mars

    ShamelesCampR559ShamelesCampR5599 timer siden
  • Did these so called satellites 📡 count about debris they are floating around earth like 5B?!!

    Vivek SinghVivek Singh9 timer siden
  • next level light pollution

    Randomguy NobodyRandomguy Nobody12 timer siden
  • 3:33 I love this animation.

    Sage AkporherheSage Akporherhe19 timer siden
  • 14:40 Wow! I recently was teaching a night flight lesson on May 6th and saw a chain of lights just dance across the sky. It was really bizarre and I've only recently been diving down the Space X rabbit hole after catching wind that they were testing built Starships in earnest. So I was surprised to say the least! Thought I witnessed a UFO event! Flying Objects Identified, lol.

    General RendarGeneral Rendar22 timer siden
  • مذهل بحق اتمنى لكم التوفيق

    Abdel HaFiDAbdel HaFiD23 timer siden
  • Human beings are doomed.

    Mike O'BrienMike O'BrienDag siden
  • Rumble, BitChute and Brand New Tube have uncensored news....video: Plandemic parts 1 and 2.....it's about tracking people and five g radi ation not a v irus.....Video: Catherine Austin Fits/Planet Lockdown....try Duck Duck Go instead o g oogle

    Spirit LoveSpirit LoveDag siden
  • We saw them flying overhead in rural Nebraska May 7th 2021 it was awesome to see that trail of lights!

    Samuel OtteSamuel OtteDag siden
  • Once Starship is operational SpaceX will go from 60 satellites per launch to 400.

    TheYoyozoTheYoyozoDag siden
  • So how exactly does one download the app? Might want to plan ahead.

    TheYoyozoTheYoyozoDag siden
  • The military will buy hugh capacities, private is probably optional ...

    norm1124norm1124Dag siden
  • The movie GeoStorm is coming true!! Yikes

    Tyler HammeTyler Hamme2 dager siden
  • What if the satellites could be fitted w a Lazer that could potentially shoot down dangerous debris that could hit earth? Or arms to clean up after themselves if they crash 🤷 🤔

    Amber EvansAmber Evans2 dager siden
  • Well, 4 Mb/s dsl, wifi with low latency here... an old potato perhaps, but it's all we need and it's well good enough. We've come to a point in life where good enough is just good enough. And we're not even that old. We've shunned Tv, never went onboard for any Netflix or Amazon, or what have you. No smartphones and tablets in this house (!) We can stream at 720P on a large screen via various internet sites and torrents, which is just fine. Or we can dowload as MP4 and watch. And can we do our business. No interest here in present Flix / Tv garbage, since it brings nothing of profound intellectual content. 99% Of content is pure rubbish, dumb and extremely superficial. Read a book, study something deep for real, instead of becoming a mindless ostensible consuming zombie. We prefer socialising the human way, even now during C. The constant need for more, more, more is a path of cultural destruction and wrecking of social cohesion. Sure, a well enough internet in rural areas is needed but a world caged in by a space 'minefield' of 42,000 extra orbitals is just far from sane is it. We've survived without the internet good well enough, and I don't see why we should feed the monsters making us totally depend on it. In fact, we should de-internet ourselves, keeping it for necessities... Gaming and Flixing isn't one of them. Has the internet actually brought humanity closer together? No it hasn't at all. It's just a different filter during the time we have in a day. In fact, it has caused a rapid cascade of polarisation and division. It actually has destroyed a good going social society. And you see, 4 Mb/s was more than well enough for watching this YT and commenting here ;)

    Linda OffenbachLinda Offenbach2 dager siden
  • It’s all good without politics. Good job

    1Infinite Loop1Infinite Loop2 dager siden
  • wont this block out the sunlight

    Aghtiri MohammedAghtiri Mohammed2 dager siden
  • So fake not even funny

    ///// AMG///// AMG2 dager siden
  • This is a global thing! Is United Nations heard on this?

    Inger Midling MichelInger Midling Michel2 dager siden
  • When did we get the option to vote on this? Ah, I almost forgot that if you can afford to do something, you definitely should.

    OriomoOriomo2 dager siden
  • The worst nightmare for Russia, China, and North Korea

    Bodhi DharmaBodhi Dharma3 dager siden
  • That is crazy expensive just for internet!

    Tracy Strength & JoyTracy Strength & Joy3 dager siden
  • This is something that all governments should back and make the whole world a badass high speed internet network for everyone. But like hell they want that.

    Neil SiebenthalNeil Siebenthal3 dager siden
  • Amazing video of an attack on Apollo 14 by extraterrestrial craft -notown.info/two/video/3rNwnJmEZcJ8qpY.html And about 5 minutes in : a full discussion of UFO interference in the Apollo moon program. Here :notown.info/two/video/3rNwnJmEZcJ8qpY.html including video of ET offer of help to the Apollo 13 crew.

    Ascension SubudAscension Subud3 dager siden
  • how amazing. Soon we really will have a worldwide web when satellites cover the entire globe.

    natalie hidalgonatalie hidalgo3 dager siden
  • Russians hope starlink will come here and give some ISP freedom

    Nikolai SafronovNikolai Safronov3 dager siden
  • Open Wifi to China! 🙂👍

    Happy Slappy!Happy Slappy!3 dager siden
    • The ground station would be tracked and punished. + You have to bring it into the country ...

      norm1124norm1124Dag siden
  • 인류의 호기심은 끝이 없고 탐험정신 역시 끝이 없습니다. 우리는 지구의 많은 부분에 대해서 알고 있지만 우주는 그렇지 못합니다. 인류의 새로운 지평을 여는 스페이스엑스의 공학자여러분들을 응원합니다.

    편경훈편경훈3 dager siden
  • guy says starlink has an app you can download to show you where to put the satellite...how tf you going to download an app when you havent installed your internet yet?

    jake91halljake91hall3 dager siden
  • Everything is better than the boosted copper net of germany 😴

    xXse esXxxXse esXx3 dager siden
  • A satellite telepony is expensive, now and then. Done. 2021. 05. 06. Dr. Alex.

    alex alexalex alex3 dager siden
  • Satellites use MICROWAVE so that it may break through the earth's atmosphere (unlike other EMPs). Microwave increase may likely increase cancer as this will EXPONENTIALLY increase our exposure to cancer causing radiation. If being near a cell phone tower is bad for your health, imagine all of them hovering over you 24/7.

    Kim KongKim Kong4 dager siden
  • Those speeds are better then what we get in SA on our regular internet😂 speeking about cellphone not fibre.

    Jonathan BaptisteJonathan Baptiste4 dager siden
  • it also puts more junk in earth space orbit

    Hary NeedHary Need6 dager siden
    • @Hary Need many people care about junk in space, including me but why do you care about spaceX junk when these satellites can move themselves out of orbit?

      Miguel lopezMiguel lopez5 dager siden
    • @Miguel lopez cuz im a wierdo kid

      Hary NeedHary Need5 dager siden
    • Why do you specifically care about "junk" in space?

      Miguel lopezMiguel lopez5 dager siden
  • Imagine having a city on MOUNT EVEREST that’s where the SUPPORT OF STAR-LINK comes in.

    SpaceX DemoSpaceX Demo6 dager siden
  • Impressive technology for a string of weather balloons

    Curtis DaleCurtis Dale6 dager siden
  • To hell with astronomers. 26 years on earth and nothing useful has come out of these stupid telescopes. Let us colonize mars.

    umair khattakumair khattak6 dager siden
  • Starlink satilite internet should def help with autopilot for tesla. 5G Internet of Things the possibilities are endless

    Ashante DulaAshante Dula7 dager siden
  • To the astronomers! 11:30 Who cares youll be able to see them stars ALLOT better when Elon builds you a telescope 🔭 on the dark side of the moon. Be patient he is busy saving humanity.

    Root UserRoot User7 dager siden
  • Cute! A bubble of iron and satellites!

    Karen Rivera F.Karen Rivera F.7 dager siden
  • It seems like a good idea if it is not bad for our health and of the animal and plants. And if it isn't used for bad purposes like mind control.

    Mikael GasparMikael Gaspar8 dager siden
  • Human is playing with nature nature gave viruses also

    DharmaDharma8 dager siden
  • Hie

    Andrew KondratievAndrew Kondratiev8 dager siden
  • Hi

    Andrew KondratievAndrew Kondratiev8 dager siden
  • Elon is a fraud and a conman and he's going to drag the entire space industry down with him. It's really ironic he owns Tesla seeing as how he acts exactly like Edison.

    Nate lee CrossNate lee Cross9 dager siden
    • He the only reason the main stream public gives a crap about spacetravel, i gave up mine after the shuttle program ended, Elon brought it back to life.

      Miguel lopezMiguel lopez6 dager siden
  • Gyyh

    Nako simpsonNako simpson9 dager siden
  • lets bring that price down to $10 a month unlimited data

    DeuceGeniusDeuceGenius9 dager siden
  • But it can also be a total world wide control of all life living on earth? think about it? look at Gates psychopath approach to vaccine passports? no vaccine = no travel and a lot more Nasi type crazy rules?

    Victor JosephVictor Joseph9 dager siden
  • I really want to use Starlink when they came along to Turkey.

    Gürkan ŞANLIGürkan ŞANLI9 dager siden
  • Very poor quality programme

    HansTreinHansTrein9 dager siden
  • Guy in the middle of no where: well we have no cellphone service, no internet service. We are isolated completely. Same guy: when we received starlink it was easy to install. Just download the app... WTF...

    SrJackquitoSrJackquito10 dager siden
    • He probably had to drive to p.o box to get his equipment found some wifi in town

      Ashante DulaAshante Dula7 dager siden
  • Prison planet in the making.

    Jonas WunderkindJonas Wunderkind10 dager siden
  • be careful a Cobra @2:44

    Wazz_Bree WippleWazz_Bree Wipple10 dager siden
  • Fire will be your great equalizer, not just any fire, but that divine fire shall lead to you demise. This is why billy goat wants to dim the sun, but I have news for you demons. THE FIRE IS ALREADY ON ITS WAY!!!🌋🌋🌋🔥🔥🔥⚡⚡⚡☄☄🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾

    Joyful SoulJoyful Soul11 dager siden
  • Fire shall be your downfall elon musk, you shall burn along with all your satellites in that divine lake of fire. Satan has you joining him in his quest to plant his stars above the stars of The MOST HIGH CREATOR, but you will fail miserably.🌋🌋🌋🔥🔥🔥⚡⚡⚡☄☄☄🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾

    Joyful SoulJoyful Soul11 dager siden
    • People will worship Elon musk satellites, because unlike God we can actually see them in the sky.

      Miguel lopezMiguel lopez6 dager siden
  • War.... People will be forced to go to space, stay tuned

    Banks consilioBanks consilio11 dager siden
  • Skynet folks are you not entertained?!

    Doctor DoomerDoctor Doomer11 dager siden
  • Dam.499 + 99.00 a month. thts hella. That s somebody s ren t..

    anita ericksonhakanita ericksonhak11 dager siden
  • Automate is truly the safest platform you can invest your funds.I must commend the platform, they are always consistent with withdrawals and their payments are automated always making me happy💯.

    Werdn de WerdnWerdn de Werdn11 dager siden
  • Can someone explain how a Starship returning from Mars will avoid colliding with a starlink satellite or any other piece of orbiting hardware?

    Ian MCIan MC11 dager siden
    • @Ian MC yes the satelites can alter their course, it's how they will get rid of them when they get too old, they will change course and burn up in the atmosphere.

      Miguel lopezMiguel lopez11 dager siden
    • @Miguel lopez Ah, thank you. So it's the satellites that will alter their course?

      Ian MCIan MC11 dager siden
    • The satellites at this density will be miles apart from one another and can maneuver to avoid collisions.

      Miguel lopezMiguel lopez11 dager siden
  • Who has the authority to control the space? Thousands of satellite floating in space sound like a possible disaster

    Hoppy HHoppy H11 dager siden
    • @Miguel lopez thank you😀

      Hoppy HHoppy H11 dager siden
    • The FCC and they approved this plan yesterday, these satellites can move in space and will eventually dive down to earth to get vaporizer by the atmosphere to avoid creating space junk when they get too old.

      Miguel lopezMiguel lopez11 dager siden
  • The main question is will other countries allow a US property orbiting their very close to their ground watching them , we had "Big Brother" project everyone knew what it was , Star link project promote and marketing as giving good internet connection to rural area but actually hidden agenda it's the Project "GODS EYE" watching the whole world what's happening, not believing here is a small demo watch it notown.info/two/video/x86YenigebCEss0.html

    Johnny JaxJohnny Jax12 dager siden
    • No one cares

      odisy64odisy6411 dager siden
  • if elon musk gave everyone free internet it would be the greatest thing ever given to mankind!

    Chuck FitchChuck Fitch12 dager siden
    • To bad those dishes cost $1,500 dollars to make so they need to make their money back.

      odisy64odisy6411 dager siden
  • Wow, why didn't we have the pandemic earlier?

    Totally UselessTotally Useless12 dager siden
  • Denver colorado usa

    Ken CrawfordKen Crawford12 dager siden
  • "100% better than nothing" is the winner for dumbest thing I've heard anyone day today

    Kyle CranfillKyle Cranfill12 dager siden
    • Someone complaining about this quote is the dumbest thing I read today.

      Miguel lopezMiguel lopez11 dager siden
  • imagine a future where you can see no stars, only satellites in lower orbit.

    farmerZenfarmerZen12 dager siden
    • Thats not how any of this works

      odisy64odisy6411 dager siden
  • Papa Elon

    BlxrryBlxrry12 dager siden
  • you guys think a US-based company will launch 40,000+ satellites without bugging them with some sort of something

    Andres BenjaminAndres Benjamin12 dager siden
    • @odisy64 I agree

      Andres BenjaminAndres Benjamin11 dager siden
    • They will, some of them will be military spy satellites buts thats true for any space contractor.

      odisy64odisy6411 dager siden
  • There are 4.66 billion active internet users worldwide - 59.5 percent of the global population and 99 a month gg ez trillion dollar company

    LAMLAMLAMLAM12 dager siden
  • 3:08 Anyone cringing when this person was forcing Dishy to angle up? 😖🤨😱

    Jeremy CarterJeremy Carter12 dager siden
  • Congratulations you were only a few months late to this news. Great reporting

    David R06David R0612 dager siden
  • Crazy, nicola tesla had this vision way back when, but got shunned... imagine where we'd be right now on technological standpoint if we let him succeed, and we'd have an extra 100 year advance technologically than where we are right now.

    Cristo Alan545Cristo Alan54513 dager siden
    • We did let him succeed, he failed and had no money left to continue, if only he was more like Edison and cared about making money so he could continue his reaserch.

      Miguel lopezMiguel lopez11 dager siden
  • Space Sweepers then become a reality :D

    DabzDabz13 dager siden
  • How it's gonna work in rainy cloudy season...???? What's effect on speed and what's the frequency of interruptions

    Engineering NerdsEngineering Nerds13 dager siden
    • Starlink uses multiple transmissions bands so its snow and cloud interface is noticable, ive seen people use it with a foot of snow on the dish.

      odisy64odisy6411 dager siden
  • since when do we start having space reporters?

    DannyZ 12DannyZ 1213 dager siden
  • sucker bait. puff powder.. order now, deposit $100 for a chance to never get your chance. "We ship within 2 weeks after placing your order". Pure bull muffins. Ordered 5 months ago and never contacted except for them taking my $100 dollars. Feeling like a sucker fool.

    J MacJ Mac13 dager siden
  • The Satellites are so low that air resistance will de-orbit them in a reasonable amount of time. Also, many of those 10,600 objects have naturally de-orbited, but space debris is still a very real threat.

    Heather T.Heather T.13 dager siden
  • I play 100$ for 1000mps

    Jonathan Cruz69Jonathan Cruz6913 dager siden
    • So? Is it satellite internet that works anywhere?

      odisy64odisy6411 dager siden
  • This is great! The more companies joining the internet providing field, the cheaper the rates will get for customers. Comcast, Spectrum and AT&T, Dish won’t be the only providers for cable tv or internet. Comcast customers pay the most and the rates keep going up.with many hidden fees. Rural areas around the world can be connected to big cities and people won’t be forced to move away from small towns t be productive especially those who work online.

    Isaac 84Isaac 8413 dager siden
  • SKYNET 😬

    GAIN LABSGAIN LABS13 dager siden
  • $99 a month is too much

    Ct BtCt Bt14 dager siden
    • Not for satellite internet.

      odisy64odisy6411 dager siden
  • This type of video is the only way for CNBC to get any "likes". Lol

    no1wrenchno1wrench14 dager siden
  • Satellite internet is nothing new. It’s pretty hard to work remotely with latency that effects video conferencing.

    Thomas ReedyThomas Reedy14 dager siden
    • Low orbit satellite is new, thats why their speeds rival a lot of fiber and land lines ive seen. Much faster than spectrum internet. I get around 24ms latency

      odisy64odisy6411 dager siden
  • Aliens aren't real, they'll blame them for the rapture. SpaceX is a waste. Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the father but through him! 1 Corinthians 15:1-4, Romans 10:9-10.

    Jackson VogelJackson Vogel14 dager siden
  • this is merika...who needs internet when we have buggies and pigs!!!

    Nick WyldeNick Wylde14 dager siden
  • Amazing

    Hugh M.Hugh M.14 dager siden
  • Starlink is the cash cow that will fund the future of space exploration. Just like internet access has moved off world, so will astronomy, the sky is a lot more crowded. I remember there used to be a TV show about space garbage collection service, wouldn't that be something, recycling orbiting space garbage or pushing it out of orbit into the ocean.

    J0 M4M4J0 M4M414 dager siden
  • Yeah those prices will never work in developing countries. I myself pay 12.5 $ per month for 100 Mbps fully unlimited internet.

    Nishith JoshiNishith Joshi14 dager siden
    • They will work because you wont get $12 100mpbs internet in most remote places in the world.

      odisy64odisy6411 dager siden
  • 🇬🇧

    K. R.K. R.14 dager siden
  • Gm

    K. R.K. R.14 dager siden
  • 14:30 so I need to build an orbital path maintainer to gather debris

    MikeMike14 dager siden
  • World wide internet connection😶 is actually here. I mean,this was considered for almost like Sci fi😶 before. When i was a kid,thinking what if we have internet access anywhere around the globe. This is just awesome.

    ninepuchar1ninepuchar114 dager siden
  • Thanks!. Elon❤

    DaveDave14 dager siden
  • boosters are iligal, h e shouldnt be advertising that

    SeanSean15 dager siden
  • Ticker symbol ASTS... you're welcome.

    swmann2swmann215 dager siden
  • Too many trolls LoL

    Greg ShillerGreg Shiller15 dager siden
  • shut up commie news, trump 2024 for third LEGITIMATE term

    King GoopinatorKing Goopinator15 dager siden
  • Now it’s time for Tesla’s electricity towers

    PHarT CountryPHarT Country15 dager siden