SpaceX quietly introduced a brand new Normal Starlink terminal that’s slimmer and easier than the earlier model, with a ten % broader subject of view and no motor for establishing — as a substitute, it comes with a kickstand; to orient it, you merely transfer it. A Starlink support page says the equipment is on the market “by invitation solely to a small group of early clients within the US.”
SpaceX bumped its climate resistance ranking up from IP54 to IP67, that means it ought to be completely dust-proof and may 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 might probably function in winds over 60MPH. Talking of which, the corporate will sell mounts in case you’d reasonably safe it in place. It’s in any other case roughly the identical dimension because the earlier Normal terminal (now known as Normal Actuated).
The Wi-Fi router has been redesigned and now sits on its lengthy edge as a substitute 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 system, and the location says it might probably cowl as much as 3,200 sq. ft versus the two,000 sq. ft of the older router.