Citing Business Insider reports, SpaceX’s Starlink satellite Internet project is suffering from tight semiconductor supply and cannot complete customer orders on time.Starlink is currently in the testing phase, and compared with the aggressive launch rhythm that enables SpaceX to build a constellation of more than a thousand small satellites, the number of launches in the second half of this year is very small.
Published on SpaceXIn a short descriptionIt was revealed that its Starlink satellite Internet project was also affected by the global semiconductor shortage. The instructions are posted in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section and the content is as follows.
The chip shortage has delayed production, which has affected our ability to fulfill orders. Please visit your account page for the latest estimate of when your order will be completed.
Once a customer pre-orders the service from a SpaceX subsidiary, once coverage is established, the company will ship several items. This list includes user antennas used to connect to orbiting satellites and provide users with Wi-Fi for Internet coveragerouter, A power brick, a bracket and cable to install the antenna.
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said on Twitter in September that Starlink was supposed to end the beta test (acceptance test) mode in October. The end of the testing phase will allow Starlink to further expand its services. Insiders confirmed that Starlink’s website contained information about the beta test before last Thursday, but the information has since disappeared.