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SpaceX unveils Starlink Internet service for vehicle transport


SpaceX is about to bring its Starlink internet service to moving vehicles. Starting (December 2022), you’ll be able to connect to high-speed, low-latency internet while driving along a highway in the most remote places.

SpaceX launched Starlink-for-RVs in May, providing internet access to vehicles, although it should have been turned off at the time of use.

The announcement takes RV service a step further, enabling communications while the vehicle is in motion, Digitartlends reported.

Note however the service is not cheap.

Whereas a Starlink stationary vehicle costs $599 for a standard satellite dish, a high-performance Starlink RV-in-motion dish costs $2,500. The monthly fee is up to $135.

“With a wide field of view and enhanced GPS capabilities, the high-performance flat-panel Starlink can connect to more satellites, allowing for a stable connection on the go,” SpaceX explains on its website.

It says the device is designed for permanent installation on a vehicle and promises to be “flexible in harsh environments”.

Starlink mobile vehicles are available to order and use in select markets, with first deliveries beginning in just two months from now.

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