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Starlink Maritime Brings the Internet to the Seas

Marines will be able to access high-speed, low-latency internet by subscribing to a satellite broadband service at sea from Elon Musk’s Starlink initiative.

starlinkOwner of companies such as starlinkSpaceX, Tesla, Neuralink, OpenAI, Elon Musk started to provide high-speed internet service via satellite with Starlink company. In the past years, it has attracted attention by sending many satellites at once and creating interesting images in the sky.

Starlink, antenna, Deck, connection
Source: Starlink.com

Starlink Maritime is equipped with ruggedized equipment that can withstand extreme cold, heat, hail, snow, heavy rain and strong winds. It hopes to lure owners and operators of recreational yachts, cruise ships and other cruise ships with prime speeds of 350 Mbps.

Starlink company assures that the satellite dishes take up “minimal” deck space and are easy to install so they don’t get in the way of important equipment or sunbathing passengers. Starlink hardware takes up very little space and comes with an easy mount. The antenna needs to have an unobstructed view of the sky. For this, we see that the reed deck or the grandi mast is used. You can download and use Starlink’s iOS and Android apps to check satellite coverage areas and to determine the best location for installation.

Starlink Hardware Cost 10,000 USD

The hardware cost is 10,000 USD and the subscription is 5,000 USD per month. In any case, subscriptions can be paused at any time so customers are not charged if they are spending a long time on land. Starlink Maritime offers the ability to pause and unpause the service at any time and is billed in monthly increments, allowing users to customize their service according to their individual needs.

The service is currently powered by SpaceX’s low earth orbit (LEO) satellites with limited coverage to the coastal waters of North America, Australia, New Zealand and Europe, but Starlink has promised to expand its reach later this year. Traditional satellite-based link systems are lagging behind due to slow speeds, low capacity and high cost, meaning they are only useful as a last resort. But recent advances in this area mean that the technology is seen as a viable alternative to land-based fixed connections, such as in rural areas where fiber networks cannot be established or are not economically viable. Starlink also provides the opportunity to monitor and manage your fleet remotely from a single portal.

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