On November 1, 2021, Starlink registered its business in India with name ‘SSCPL – Starlink Satellite Communications Private Limited’ to launch telecommunication services’ including satellite broadband internet services, content storage and streaming, multimedia communication, among others focusing on rural development.
- Starlink is the satellite internet division of billionaire Elon Musk’s rocket company SpaceX.
i.Setting up company in India will help Starlink to apply for licenses, open bank accounts etc.
ii.It will also deal in devices such as satellite phones, network equipment, wired and wireless communication devices, as well as data transmission and reception equipment.
iii.The company aims to have 200,000 Starlink devices in India by December 2022, 80% of which will be in rural districts.
- It will provide 100 devices for free to schools in Delhi and nearby rural districts. It will then target 12 rural districts across India.
iv.Starlink is one of the companies launching small satellites as part of a low-Earth orbiting network to provide low-latency broadband internet services around the world.
- Apart from Starlink, this technology is also provided by Amazon.com’s Kuiper and OneWeb, which is co-owned by the British government and India’s Bharti Enterprises.
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SpaceX launched its first full stack of 51 Starlink broadband (internet) satellites on a Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 4E at Vandenberg Space Force Station in California on September 14, 2021.
Space Exploration Technologies Corp is an American aerospace manufacturer, space transportation services and communications company
Founder and CEO– Elon Musk
Headquarters– Hawthorne, California, United States