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RE: The Business of SpaceX's Starlink is ON

in LeoFinance7 months ago

I vaguely remember that Gwynne Shotwell mentioning that they were selling these at a loss.

Though with some napkin math, it may be so that the only year they're going to lose money is the first year. If we assume that the Dishy is $500 to sell and $1k to produce (if I recall, it was $1.3k before) They're definitely losing out on them, but with the preorders and the monthly cost of $99, not to mention them constantly optimizing their product lines to make it even cheaper and better they might be just swimming in money in the next couple of years.

The biggest question I have for SpaceX is what their thoughts are on regional/local pricing. Because for sure, while someone in Germany can afford, lets say, 99 euros a month. Someone in a random Eastern Europe country may not be able to.

But even then, the dish price would be still the same. Food for thought.

On the other hand, I wonder if they'd accept crypto payments for Starlink. Even though they cancelled it for Tesla.

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Last I heard was that scale of production will take care of hardware manufacturing cost. And they are on track.