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SpaceX Partners With Google Cloud On Starlink, Placing Ground Stations At Data Centers

Friday May 14, 2021. 12:40 AM , from Slashdot
Elon Musk-founded SpaceX is in the process of rolling out Starlink as a satellite internet provider around the world. As part of a new partnership, Google Cloud data centers will be home to key Starlink infrastructure in order to let enterprise users better access key services. 9to5Google reports: This partnership starts with SpaceX building Starlink ground stations inside Google data centers for 'secure, low-latency, and reliable delivery of data' from existing fiber networks to space and back to end users. There are currently over 1,500 Starlink satellites in orbit, with more launching on a regular basis aboard Falcon 9 rockets. The end goal is to make cloud services, data, and applications available to businesses in rural or remote areas: 'Connectivity from Starlink's constellation of low-Earth-orbit satellites provides a path for these organizations to deliver data and applications to teams distributed across countries and continents, quickly and securely.' The first Google Cloud and Starlink customers will be able to benefit from this partnership in the second half of 2021.

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