Google Cloud Joined with SpaceX For Providing Satellite Internet Service

19 May 2021 Current Affairs:Google Cloud and SpaceX signed an agreement to provide Internet services through Starlink satellites. 

Highlights:
♦ Google will provide Cloud infrastructure for this connection project, and Space X will install ground terminals in Google’s cloud data center to connect to Starlink satellites. This will help provide fast Internet services in rural areas. This service will be available to customers before the end of the year 2021. 
♦ The first Starlink terminal will be set up in a Google datacentre in Ohio, United States. Earlier, Microsoft has signed a comparable settlement with SpaceX to connect its Azure cloud to Starlink. 
♦ Starlink is a mission below which SpaceX ambitions to send 12,000 satellites to grant space-based internet.
 

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