The passage of the satellite train launched by SpaceX as part of its “Starlink” project over Turkey, Syria, Lebanon and Palestine, on Saturday evening, revealed the company’s readiness to provide satellite internet to the Middle East soon.
Activists on social media circulated a video clip and photos showing luminous strange objects above Lebanon’s sky on Saturday night. It coincided with similar photos reported by Turkish tweeters in Alanya, and Syrian tweets.
These images coincided with the announcement by SpaceX of the launch of satellites on board the Falcon 9 rocket. Al-Raqmia website, which specializes in technical matters, said that “what is seen in the sky of Lebanon is a missile train launched by SpaceX as part of its Starlink project.”
And “Starlink”, is a constellation of satellites made by the company SpaceX, owned by American billionaire Elon Musk, to provide a lunar connection to the Internet. The constellation consists of thousands of small, mass-produced satellites that work in combination with terrestrial transceivers.
This constellation provides a global satellite-based Internet system that SpaceX has built for years, to provide Internet access to underserved regions of the world. The Starlink Internet service gets a new high performance category called “Premium Starlink”.
And “Starlink” revealed earlier that its subscription to Internet services for $ 500 per month, and a streaming speed of up to 500 megabytes per second, as the “Premium Starlink” formula was announced on social networks by Elon Musk, and it relies on a new high-performance antenna. To provide speeds between 150 and 500 Mbps.
SpaceX has launched about 2,700 Starlink satellites into near-Earth orbit since 2019 and has welcomed hundreds of thousands of subscribers, many of whom pay $110 a month for broadband internet.
In an attempt to counter the monopoly of “SpaceX” on the satellite Internet, the British satellite company OneWeb is close to concluding a cooperation agreement with the French company Eutelsat Communications.
This deal, if completed, would create an entity operating across Europe that could compete with Elon Musk’s Starlink project, according to Bloomberg.