Elon Musk, a well-known entrepreneur and the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, recently stated his deep affection for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his everlasting commitment to India’s progress. In their meeting in New York, the two influential figures Musk praised Modi for his determination to pursue the best course of action for India’s development.

Musk praised the Prime Minister in particular for taking a welcoming stance towards new companies and ensuring that they make positive contributions to this nation.

Elon Musk proceeded to emphasize his enthusiasm for introducing India’s breakthrough satellite internet constellation, Starlink, in a statement to the media following their meeting. He underscored the crucial role Starlink plays in bringing dependable, fast internet to rural and underserved areas across the country.

“I’m tentatively planning to visit India again next year. I am looking forward. We’re hopefully looking forward to bringing Starlink to India as well. The Starlink Internet, which I think can be incredibly helpful for remote or rural villages in India,” he said.

Starlink aims to give extremely fast internet with minimal delays in places with poor access to other types of internet. For homes and businesses, it offers faster speeds and better connections.

What is Starlink?

Elon Musk’s aerospace company, SpaceX, developed the Starlink satellite internet network. It aims to provide customers all around the world, particularly in remote and underserved areas, high-speed, low-latency internet access. Starlink uses a massive network of small satellites in low Earth orbit (LEO) to get around the limitations of traditional internet infrastructure.

Each of the thousands of small satellites in the Starlink constellation weighs about 260 kilograms (570 pounds). These satellites are placed in an orbit that is 550 kilometers (340 miles) above the surface of the Earth. compared with traditional geostationary satellite internet systems, Starlink is able to achieve much lower latency by operating in LEO.

“With Starlink, users can engage in activities that historically have not been possible with satellite internet. Starlink’s with high-speed, low-latency service is made possible via the world’s largest constellation of highly advanced satellites operating in a low orbit around the Earth,” the Starlink website reads.

How does it work?

According to the official website of Starlink, the majority of satellite internet services make use of a single geostationary satellite that is located far from Earth, at a distance of about 35,786 km.

Due to the large distance, there is a substantial latency in the transmission of data between the user and the satellite. Streaming, online gaming, and video calls are difficult to support due to the significant latency.

Due to the lower orbit, Starlink’s latency is significantly lower than that for traditional satellite internet services, which can reach over 600 milliseconds.

Starlink is more suitable for activities requiring real-time communication due to its lower latency.


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