SpaceX can use Starlink on moving vehicles

SpaceX had already started testing with Hawaiian Airlines e JSX for on-board connectivity. Elon Musk’s company has now received clearance from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to install Starlink’s antennas on moving vehicles, including planes, cars, trucks, RVs and ships. Starlink: connectivity on the move SpaceX had applied for a license in March 2021 to be able to provide a satellite connectivity service on the move. Currently it is possible to exploit the satellites in LEO orbit only from fixed locations. The service for campers (more expensive), but the antenna cannot be attached to the vehicle. The permission granted by the FCC will allow SpaceX to provide subscribers with a new type of terminal (antenna) that can receive the satellite signal when the vehicle is in motion. This will allow access to the Internet on board planes, cars, trucks, RVs and ships. However, the download and upload speeds are not known. You will certainly not achieve the performance of one terrestrial optical fiber, but they will still be sufficient for the main activities (browsing, streaming and gaming). There is, however, an unknown factor about the functioning of the service. The satellites of the Starlink constellation use the 12 GHz band. Dish Network wants to use the same band for 5G connectivity in the United States. SpaceX has asked FCC not to grant the license because use by 5G would cause interference and prevent access to the service.This article contains affiliate links: purchases or orders made through these links will allow our site to receive a commission.

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