Space X continues to sign alliances with other technology companies to advance in the deployment of the necessary infrastructure that allows to put into operation the Internet access service at a global level through the use of Starlink satellites, in order to bring applications and services to rural areas and remote from the planet.
In addition to the signing made months ago with Microsoft for the use of Azure Space as part of the service infrastructure, we now add the signing of the second most important cloud infrastructure agreement with Google Cloud.
This agreement will enable Space X can bring its own ground stations alongside Google Cloud data centers as a vital infrastructure with which to securely transfer information from data centers to satellites and vice versa.
In this way, the approach will allow clients of companies and other organizations to can enjoy a fast, low latency, completely secure and reliable data transfer in the future.
As part of the agreement, Google Cloud and Starlink’s first enterprise customers will be able to start enjoying Starlink’s satellite Internet service sometime in the second half of this year, as they progress.
Today, Starlink already has a fleet made up of more than 1,500 satellites in orbit, to which an unknown number of new Starlink satellites will be added regularly, which will be sent into space via Falcon 9 rockets.
For Urs Hölzle, Senior Vice President of Infrastructure at Google Cloud:
We are delighted to partner with SpaceX to ensure that organizations with distributed footprints have seamless, secure and fast access to the critical applications and services they need to keep their teams up and running.
And for Gwynne Shotwell, President and COO of SpaceX:
The combination of Starlink’s high-speed, low-latency broadband with Google’s infrastructure and capabilities provides global organizations with the fast and secure connection that modern organizations have come to expect (…) We are proud to be working with Google to deliver this access to companies, public sector organizations and many other groups operating around the world.
Starlink aspires to be the main provider of satellite Internet access, although it will face Amazon with its Kuiper Project, through which it also intends to offer Internet access service through a fleet of satellites in orbit.