Dragon’s de-orbit burn is complete. Splashdown at ~2:53 pm ET off the coast of Florida, northwest of Cape Canaveral
—SpaceX (@SpaceX) August 20, 2022
What is the Starlink network and how does it work?
The green light for the positioning of Starlink satellites arrived in 2018: currently there are just under 2,000 in space, Elon Musk had requested authorization to install nearly 4,500, then the request is climbed to about 30,000. Which is more than all the satellites currently orbiting the Earth.
The objective of the project is to accelerate the Internet connection but also to bring it to regions of the world where there is none: a person sends data (a message, an e-mail, a video, a group of photos) to one of the satellites of the Starlink network by radio waves, then the signal passes from one satellite to another until it reaches the one closest to the person to whom it is to be delivered , who can download it. Connection speeds are said to be between 100-200MB/s, with latency as low as 20MS in most locations.