Starlink – the Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite broadband provider backed by Elon Musk’s SpaceX venture – has reached the 1.5 million subscriptions milestone. The figure was announced via Starlink’s newly launched Twitter account on 6 May. Previously, the satellite player signed up its one millionth subscriber in December 2022.
SpaceX currently has around 4,000 satellites in orbit, with plans to launch 42,000 in total. To date, around 50 countries are known to have authorised Starlink to offer fixed broadband connectivity.