How will Starlink work

Starlink is slated to go mobile by the end of 2021

Elon Musk announced in a tweet that the Starlink Internet service would be "completely mobile" by the end of 2021. However, due to the size of the recipient, this only applies to really large vehicles - Starlink does not come in cars for the time being, Musk put a brake on expectations.

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SpaceX's new Starlink satellite Internet service is still in beta, but the company has already filed an application with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for Starlink components that will enable the service, according to a report by CNBC to use it while driving and flying.

The technology targets planes, RVs, trucks and ships, Musk said. Starlink is currently fixed to a specific location. When registering, a specific address must be given where the terminal will be installed, but this is due to the limited coverage and capacity of the Starlink satellite network.

Starlink is already working in Germany

Up to 42,000 Starlink satellites are expected to be in operation by mid-2027. Starlink is currently only available at certain addresses in Germany. Interested parties can submit an application on the company's website, but must provide the address where the satellite antenna is to be installed. The service costs $ 99 a month.

Starlink currently offers data speeds of 50Mb / s to 150Mb / s and latency times of 20ms to 40ms.

The delivery of the Starlink kit includes the key, the WLAN router, a power supply unit, cables and a mounting stand. Starlink needs a clear view of the sky in order to connect. With the help of the Starlink app, interested parties can check in advance with their iPhone or iPad whether this is guaranteed at their location.

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