SpaceX Satellite Internet Companyshows off new hardware this week, with the debut of a new rectangular dish that can receive the company’s internet signal orbiting above the ground.
Court arrives with Federal Communications Commission approval just months after SpaceX president Gwynne Shotwell explained that the company, although the initial cost for customers remains unchanged at $499. From there, the Starlink satellite Internet service costs $99 per month.
Currently available for all new orders fulfilling in the US, according to Starlink’s website, the new platter is smaller and lighter than the previous design, weighing in at 9.2 pounds. The company’s shop offers a number of mounting options for roofs, yards and the exterior of homes, although the dish is also designed to stand on its own feet for ground-level installation, or to support a quick installation to support the installation. test connection.
The new dish also includes a new router. Like the previous one, it’s a Wi-Fi 5 device, but its MU-MIMO capabilities have been increased from 2×2 to 3×3, meaning it supports three independent channels of simultaneous traffic that bring multiple devices online at once or combine them to speed up the speeds. to client devices with multiple native antennas. The new router loses the Ethernet port from the original, so if you want to connect your own third-party router, you’ll need to buy a separate Etherlink adapter from the Starlink store.
Afterand claim Starlink experienced steady growth in 2021, with a number of satellites in low Earth orbit in the company’s constellation of nearly 2,000. In August, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk announced that the company had shipped . Musk added that he expected the company to offer: , although availability is subject to local regulatory approvals.
starlink, and will continue to fulfill orders on a first-come, first-served basis. In , the average download speeds were 78 Mbps, with an average latency of 36 ms. Both are good numbers by satellite internet standards, though Musk has said he expects Starlink’s service to offer .