CEO of Starlink, Elon Musk, recently announced that the space-based internet service has achieved breakeven cash flow. Starlink currently constitutes the majority of all active satellites and is on track to launch the majority of all satellites from Earth by next year.
Starlink’s impressive cash flow may lead to the company becoming publicly listed. Musk had previously hinted that once the cash flow is predictably well, Starlink would go public, providing investors with an opportunity to own a promising part of SpaceX.
Gwynne Shotwell, the President and Chief Operating Officer of SpaceX, had earlier hinted that the company’s cash flow was becoming more predictable.
Starlink’s mega-constellation currently has around 5,000 satellites and provides stable broadband internet access to users worldwide. The service has grown to approximately 2 million subscribers and is expanding across various industries.
As of May 2022, Starlink was available in 32 countries, including Europe, North America, New Zealand, the lower half of Australia, and recently, Africa. Its rapid expansion and increasing presence make it a dominant player in the satellite industry.
The space-based internet service is predicted to be a game-changer in Africa as it continues to expand in the region. In addition to being a major player in satellite communications, Starlink actively contributes to the total number of satellites launched into space. This reflects SpaceX’s commitment to the project and its growing significance in the industry.
Musk’s announcement that Starlink will have launched a majority of all satellites cumulatively from Earth by next year further highlights the company’s expected growth and dominant position in satellite presence and launches.
Overall, Starlink’s achievements and future projections exemplify its transformative impact on the satellite industry and the global availability of high-speed internet access through satellite technology.