🔥 SpaceX Unveils the Starlink Mini: A Portable Satellite Terminal

posted  21 Jun 2024
Photo - SpaceX Unveils the Starlink Mini: A Portable Satellite Terminal
A compact version of the satellite transceiver designed for portable use includes features such as DC power support and a built-in Wi-Fi router.

The mini-dish is about the size of an average laptop (298.5 x 259 x 38.5 mm) and weighs 1.1 kg (or 1.53 kg with the stand and charger). The device consumes around 20-40 watts and has an IP67 rating, which means it is dustproof, rain-resistant, and can handle short-term water immersion.
In regions with high usage, like the US, where Starlink Mini places additional demand on the satellite network, we are offering a limited number of the Starlink Mini Kits to start at a higher price point,
the device's webpage reads.
The Starlink Mini kit is priced at $599, which is $100 more than the standard version. In the US, the satellite service will cost an additional $30 on top of the standard $120 monthly package, offering up to 50 GB of data per month, with the option to buy more data at $1 per GB.

Currently, the new device is launching in the United States. In Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Panama, the Starlink Mini is already available with no monthly data limits. SpaceX plans to expand its availability to more regions soon.

It would be beneficial if Ukraine and certain border regions could also gain access to this new device. Using satellite internet to browse memes and check shitcoin crypto charts during power outages would be cool and futuristic, but a compact, weather-resistant satellite transceiver that works on a power bank could be incredibly useful, especially for those who are ensuring our nation's sovereignty.