June 28, 2022

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SpaceX partners with Google to develop satellite internet

SpaceX partners with Google to develop satellite internet

The ground stations of its Starlink satellites will be merged into Google’s data centers as per the agreement. (Photo: 123 RF)

Elon Musk ‘s space research company SpaceX announced on Thursday that it will partner with Google to provide high – speed Internet and remote computing services to its customers, businesses and organizations.

Under the terms of the agreement, the ground stations of its StarLink satellites will be integrated into Google’s data centers to facilitate cloud computing and access to the Internet.

SpaceX is in the process of launching its satellite internet service, which should allow a high-speed connection without having to go through terrestrial infrastructure.

“Combining StarLink ‘high speed and low latency with Google’s infrastructure and resources gives companies around the world the secure and fastest connection they can expect,” said Gwyn Shotwell, SpaceX’s Operations and President and Chief Executive Officer.

“We are proud to work with Google to provide this access to businesses, public sector companies and many other groups around the world,” she said.

Urs Halzel, vice president of infrastructure at Google Cloud, said the team “ensures that companies that use the network have smooth, secure and fast access to the applications and services they need to stay afloat.”

SpaceX and Google expect this new offering to be available in the second half of 2021.

Elon Musk is awaiting the approval of the authorities for a high-speed internet service for businesses and individuals through a network of more than 1,500 Starlink satellites.

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