“Sending this tweet through space via Starlink satellite,” he wrote, before following up to express his surprise. “Whoa, it worked!!”
Musk’s internet aspirations took flight back in May, when SpaceX launched itsto start testing its broadband service. The company aims to bring satellite broadband to customers around the globe, and Tuesday’s tweet suggests that it’s on track.
The FCC approved 12,000 Starlink satellites, andwith the International Telecommunications Union for a further 30,000 last week.
First published at 5:26 a.m. PT.
Updated at 5:46 a.m. PT: Adds more detail.