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SpaceX wants to offer Starlink internet on board planes

Starlink internet is expected to be offered on commercial flights, according to a recent statement by SpaceX’s vice president of commercial sales, Jonathan Hofeller. The company plans to provide its satellite connection to several airlines — and wants to do so as soon as possible.

The news was released by Hofeller during a meeting of the Airline Passenger Experience Association on Tuesday (30). According to him, SpaceX continues in negotiations with several airlines to offer its broadband connection on board planes. However, no details have been provided in this regard yet.

risk of bankruptcy

Musk recently said that SpaceX could face a genuine risk of bankruptcy if the production of Raptor engines does not guarantee a safe flight rate for its largest and most powerful rocket, the Starship.

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In response to a Twitter post, Elon Musk said that if a severe global recession dried up capital as SpaceX invests billions in the Starlink project and Starship, bankruptcy, “while still unlikely, is not impossible.”

Musk added that “the magnitude of the Starship program is not widely appreciated.” The rocket is designed to carry life to Mars and the Moon, but to do so it needs to carry up to 1000 times more payloads than all launchers on Earth are capable of.

Starship is not only crucial for future plans for manned missions, but also for completing the Starlink satellite constellation, estimated at over 30,000 satellites when fully formed.

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