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SpaceX's Starlink Satellite Internet Service Has Received 500K Preorders, Says the Company

SpaceX on Tuesday disclosed that it has received 500,000 preorders for its Starlink satellite internet service and that it anticipates no technical problems meeting the demand. But Elon Musk says it could be "more of a challenge when we get into the several million user range." He added, the "only limitation is high density of users in urban areas." To date, SpaceX has close to 10K users using its Starlink satellite service, which it started in February. The preorders required a $99 deposit which does not guarantee the service, and the slots are limited in various geographic regions due to capacity limits. Despite limitations, SpaceX has been laying the groundwork to serve up to 5 million subscribers in the US eventually.

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