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The major space players and the divergent strategies in the race to connect your smartphone via satellites

The major space players and the divergent strategies in the race to connect your smartphone via satellites

The race to deliver high-speed internet from satellites is well underway, but another, more ambitious competition to connect directly from space to devices such as smartphones began in earnest earlier this year. The potential untapped market – which relies on sending text via space, but extends beyond it – prompts the story of two strategies: …

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SpaceX deploys Starlink aircraft product for satellite internet to private jets

SpaceX deploys Starlink aircraft product for satellite internet to private jets

One of the company’s aviation-specific flat Starlink antennas is seen above an airplane. SpaceX SpaceX rolled out aviation-specific Starlink satellite internet service on Tuesday, as Elon Musk’s company seeks to further expand into the in-flight WiFi market. The company charges $150,000 for the hardware needed to connect a jet to Starlink, with monthly service fees …

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