starlink kickstand

Silently, SpaceX unveiled a new Standard Starlink terminal that is simpler and smaller than the previous one. It has a 10% wider field of view and no motor for setup; instead, it has a kickstand that you can rotate to position it. The kit is offered “by invitation only to a small group of early customers in the US,” according to a Starlink support website.

SpaceX upgraded its IP54 weather resistance certification to IP67, which means that it should be completely dust-proof and that it should withstand up to 30 minutes in one meter of water immersion before suffering any harm. It can work in gusts exceeding sixty miles per hour, according to Starlink’s specs website. In relation to that, should you choose to fasten it in position, the organization offers mounts for sale. Other than that, it is almost the same size as the Standard terminal that was once in use (now known as Standard Actuated).

The fast start video for the new terminal was provided by Tesla investor Sawyer Merritt, who wrote about it on Friday morning.

The Wi-Fi router is no longer upright; instead, it now rests on its long edge. Additionally, it has one WAN port that connects to the terminal and two coverable LAN ports for Ethernet (the prior model had no ethernet connections at all). The website states that the new model, which is a tri-band Wi-Fi 6 router instead of the previous dual-band Wi-Fi 5 device, can cover up to 3,200 square feet as opposed to the earlier router’s 2,000 square feet.