Elon Musk Touts Self-Orienting Starlink Terminal Written 16 July 2020


View of the 60 Starlink satellites from the 24 May 2019 launch. |  Official SpaceX Photos, CC0/Wikimedia Commons

CNET News reports that a Tuesday tweet by SpaceX CEO Elon Musk contained “new images of the receiver that SpaceX is refining for use with its Starlink satellite broadband, which is expected to [begin] offering service in the northern US and Canada later this year.” Musk said in the tweet, “Starlink terminal has motors to self-orient for optimal view angle. No expert installer required. Just plug in & give it a clear view of the sky.” SpaceX “is already operating over 500 of the orbiting routers as part of its grand plan to eventually launch tens of thousands of the small satellites in order to blanket the Earth with broadband access.”
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