Under the terms of the agreement, the ground stations of its Starlink satellites will be installed in Google’s data centers, to facilitate access to the cloud (remote computing) and the Internet.
SpaceX is in the process of launching its satellite Internet service, which should allow a high-speed connection without going through terrestrial infrastructures.
“Starlink’s combination of high speed and low latency with Google’s infrastructure and resources will provide organizations around the world with the fast and secure connection they have come to expect,” Gwynne Shotwell, SpaceX president and chief operating officer, said in a statement.
“We are proud to work with Google to offer this access to businesses, public sector organizations and many other groups around the world,” he added.
Urs Hölzle, vice president of infrastructure for Google Cloud, said the partnership will allow organizations using the network to have “seamless, secure and fast access to the applications and services they need to keep their teams running.”
SpaceX and Google expect this new offering to be available in the second half of 2021.
Elon Musk’s company is awaiting approval from the authorities for its high-speed Internet service for businesses and individuals through its network of more than 1,500 Starlink satellites.