Starlink

Elon Musk says that Starlink will no longer be in beta next month

Elon Musk has tweeted out last week that the Starlink satellite broadband service from SpaceX might not be in beta for much longer. When asked on Twitter, Musk said that the service should be out of the beta phase and generally available “next month.” Next month — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 17, 2021 SpaceX is currently available in North America, Europe and the UK. The company was originally planning on […]

SpaceX Starlink dish to come down in price by 50%

It has been announced today by Gwynne Shotwell, the President of SpaceX that the upfront cost of the Starlink receiver and other equipment will come down in price by a lot, come the end of this year. Currently, the Starlink low orbit satellite service is available in a large amount of the world, including the US UK and other countries in Europe. At the time of writing, the kit includes […]

SpaceX has shipped over 100,000 Starlink satellites to beta testers

Elon Musk’s SpaceX has been sending out Starlink satellite dishes to customers for around eight months now, following the release of the service in late 2020. Starlink uses a large array of low orbit satellites with connections back to the ground, which then in turn have high speed fibre connections. Having the satellites at a lower level reduces the high latency and slow speeds that traditional satellite broadband services have. […]

SpaceX is talking to airlines about using Starlink for in flight internet access

Internet access on planes isn’t usually very good and Starlink from SpaceX is looking to potentially help some of those issues. Starlink has been rolling out in the US and the UK over the past few months and it seems like a good solution for those users who live in remote areas and have poor and expensive infrastructure. The Starlink dish is powered by PoE, with a single injector and […]

SpaceX’s Starlink will be able to achieve 300Mbps this year

SpaceX launched its low orbit satellite service, Starlink to the US and UK in beta form recently and the latency and speeds are very good for a satellite based serviced, with speeds around 150Mbps and latency of 20-30ms. However CEO Elon Musk has said that the speeds will almost double to 300Mbps sometime in 2021. Latency will be dropped too from the 20-40ms in the beta phase to under 20ms […]

Starlink pre-orders are now live

Starlink is a world wide internet project by Elon Musk’s company, SpaceX. The main goal is to provide functioning and usable internet connections to basically everyone in the world, no matter where they are. The service has been in beta for a while in select parts of the US, Canada and the UK, but today the company has no opened up the pre-order to anyone, and it seems it is ready […]