Elon Musk-led SpaceX has secured its first deal to use its Starlink broadband satellite to provide in-flight Internet service on the aircraft which announced on Thursday (April 21) local time.
According to Space.com, the service will be available later this year to JSX customers, a charter company that aims to equip 100 aircraft with in-flight Wi-Fi provided by Starlink. Meanwhile, “the service will be available to all JSX customers at no cost and will not require logins or other complications associated with legacy systems,” a JSX official said in an emailed statement.
“JSX is proud to be the first airline to adopt the SpaceX Starlink Internet service, which is free to every passenger on board. We were going to call it the best Wi-Fi in the sky, but it’s actually the best Wi-Fi in the galaxy. service launches later this year.” The company announced on Twitter.
SpaceX has been building starlink satellites and selling broadband services to businesses and consumers for the past few years, and over-the-air Internet access has been a market it hopes to enter.
And more than a year ago, SpaceX began testing a dedicated version of its Starlink terminal for over-the-air Internet access. To date, SpaceX has launched more than 2,300 Starlink satellites into near-Earth orbit to support its global network services.
A revolution in Internet service on airplanes may be coming！