Elon Musk: SpaceX’s Starlink internet service runs on high-speed trains
SpaceX’s Starlink satellite internet may provide a broadband for people’s homes and cars, according to CEO Elon Musk.
On Tuesday, Twitter user Anton Kanerva asked Musk if Starlink’s satellite dishes would work on “high-speed moving objects like trains.” He added, “It would be unbelievable if the trains moving in an unknown location finally had stable high-speed internet connections!”
In response, Musk tweeted, “Yes. Everything is slow for a phased array antenna.
The caption describes how Starlink works via hundreds of satellites orbiting the Earth about 350 mile
s away. Within that range, even fast-moving trains broadcast Internet data to Earth. This may appear relatively slow on Starlink satellites.
Musk’s comments increase the likelihood that users will stay connected to SpaceX’s high-speed Internet wherever they are (even in the car) as long as they have a Starlink satellite dish. The painting also requires strength and a clear view of the sky. However, this technology can be a game changer for people living in remote areas who often lack access to stable, high-speed Internet.
Starlink can now offer download speeds up to 100Mbps with a delay of less than 30ms. However, there are still many unclear points about satellite Internet services, such as costs and what happens in rainy or snowy conditions.
According to Musk, Starlink’s public beta is about to begin. If you live in the northern United States and, in some cases, southern Canada, interested users can visit the Starlink website to receive the latest information on service availability by email.