‘This innovation will change the world:’ Elon Musk confirms Starlink mini to be twice as cheap and fit in a backpack

June 19, 2024  17:23

American billionaire Elon Musk demonstrated the possibilities of the Starlink mini satellite antenna, which is used for satellite Internet connection. In particular, he noted that the installation of the novelty will take less than five minutes, and the kit will be more affordable than the standard Starlink kit.

"This innovation will change the world. For about half the price of a standard antenna, you can still watch multiple 4K video streams simultaneously,” Elon Musk wrote, adding that the Starlink mini will easily fit in a backpack.

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved the Starlink mini last year. According to the SpaceX application, the dimensions of the Starlink mini antenna are 289 x 248 mm. The antenna of the third generation of Starlink received dimensions of 513 x 303 mm. The Starlink mini set is expected to cost around $250 in the US. The sale will start soon.

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Starlink is a satellite Internet constellation operated by Starlink Services, a subsidiary of the American aerospace company SpaceX. It provides satellite coverage in more than 75 countries and also aims to provide global mobile broadband. SpaceX started launching Starlink satellites in 2019. As of May this year, there are more than 6,000 Starlink satellites in low-Earth orbit.

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