I thought I would start a thread about this as things heat up on it.
For a quick summary if you don’t know, Starlink will be a new global satellite internet provider with speeds up to a gigabit. If you have any familiarity with traditional satellite internet, you know that latency has always been an issue. Companies like Hughesnet would have a couple of geostationary satellites thousands of miles up, and the service was slow, but still the best option for many.
Starlink is being launched by Elon Musk of Tesla (and Space-X) fame. These satellites are going to blanket the sky only a few hundred miles up. When completed, it could be the new backbone of the global internet, as the satellites will eventually be inter-connected and it is faster to transmit data through the vacuum of space than it is over fiber optic.
Anyway, the first few launches were earlier this year, and they are ramping up for more. There will be thousands of these little satellites, and the service is planned to be affordable, and self-installable with a pizza box size transceiver.
Here is the latest tweet as they get ready for the next launch.