SpaceX’s new Starlink satellite internet terminal has a kickstand

SpaceX quietly introduced a new Standard Starlink terminal that’s slimmer and less complicated than the earlier model, with a 10 p.c broader discipline of view and no motor for organising — as an alternative, it comes with a kickstand; to orient it, you merely transfer it. A Starlink support page says the package is accessible “by invitation solely to a small group of early prospects within the US.”

SpaceX bumped its climate resistance ranking up from IP54 to IP67, that means it must be completely dust-proof and could be submerged in a single meter of water for so long as half-hour earlier than potential harm. Starlink’s specs web page says it could possibly function in winds over 60MPH. Speaking of which, the corporate will sell mounts in case you’d moderately safe it in place. It’s in any other case roughly the identical dimension because the earlier Standard terminal (now referred to as Standard Actuated).

The Wi-Fi router has been redesigned and now sits on its lengthy edge as an alternative of standing upright. It additionally comes with two coverable ethernet LAN ports and one ethernet WAN port that connects to the terminal (the older mannequin had no ethernet ports in any respect). It’s now a tri-band Wi-Fi 6 router, whereas the earlier mannequin was a dual-band Wi-Fi 5 gadget, and the location says it could possibly cowl as much as 3,200 sq. toes versus the two,000 sq. toes of the older router.

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