Starlink satellite internet: Elon Musk details the equipment that internet users will install in their homes

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According to Elon Musk and SpaceX, it will be enough to install a "UFO on mast" on a roof, a fence, a table or any other place with a clear view of the sky to benefit from high-speed Internet access via satellite. This is what the billionaire explained via Twitter by revealing new images of the mini motorized satellite dish that SpaceX is developing for use with its Starlink service, which should be operational in the north of the States. United States and Canada during the year.

“The Starlink terminal has motors that automatically orient it for the optimal viewing angle. No expert installer needed,” Elon Musk tweeted. “Just plug it in and give it a clear view of the sky. He can be in the garden, on the roof, on a table, just about anywhere, as long as he has a wide view of the sky”.

Starlink satellites hamper astronomers

The SpaceX constellation already has more than 500 satellites in low Earth orbit as part of its program to eventually launch tens of thousands of mini satellites so that it can broadcast broadband access to the entire Earth as soon as the year next.


The Starlink project has been controversial since it was found that the satellites cause light reflection which can interfere with the observation work of astronomers. From now on, the next satellites put into orbit will be equipped with a sun visor supposed to alleviate the problem.


The exact date of the launch of this service has not yet been announced, but a Starlink website is already online and collects email addresses from potential customers. Elon Musk says it "will take less than a minute to order from Starlink.com when it's live."


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