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Subject:  Re: How to own SpaceX / Starkink right now Date:  11/30/2021  4:11 PM
Author:  captainccs Number:  118200 of 118634

Starkink? LOL

When there was talk about the Starlink IPO, Musk tweeted that Tesla owners (investors?) would get special treatment to invest in the IPO, no details given.

20 years ago attempts at satellite internet ventures went broke, Iridium, GlobalStar, and another whose name I forget. Today, it is claimed, that LEO satellites are cheaper to build than optic fiber broadband. A long time ago cell phones became cheaper than copper cables. My guess is that satellite internet has crossed the chasm.

With the Starship they can orbit hundreds of satellites per launch and with laser interconnects between satellites they don't need earthbound relay stations.

Denny Schlesinger
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