Starlink Maritime Ready for Yachts, Ships, Oil Rigs Written 11 July 2022

Marine radar on a yacht. | Credit: Amada44; Wikipedia; CC BY-SA 3.0

ZDNet reported that “SpaceX boss Elon Musk has announced a new Starlink broadband service for everything from merchant vessels to oil rigs to premium yachts.” Starlink Maritime promises “high-speed, low-latency internet with up to 350 Mbps download while at sea.” Musk tweeted, “Starlink Maritime allows you to connect from some of the most remote waters in the world.” ZDNet reported that “Starlink Maritime’s hardware consists of two terminals and costs $10,000 plus a monthly fee of $5,000.” Starlink software engineer Joseph Scarantino “explained on Twitter that Maritime’s dual-dish setup quadruples performance to reduce latency and signal loss at sea by creating a wider field of view.” SpaceX argues that the price is “actually a lot cheaper than traditional very small aperture satellite (VSAT) internet service.”
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