SpaceX quietly launched a brand new Commonplace Starlink terminal that’s slimmer and easier than the earlier model, with a ten % broader area of view and no motor for organising — as a substitute, it comes with a kickstand; to orient it, you merely transfer it. A Starlink help web page says the equipment is accessible “by invitation solely to a small group of early prospects within the US.”
SpaceX bumped its climate resistance ranking up from IP54 to IP67, which means it needs to be completely dust-proof and could be submerged in a single meter of water for so long as half-hour earlier than potential injury. Starlink’s specs web page says it could function in winds over 60MPH. Talking of which, the corporate will promote mounts in case you’d quite safe it in place. It’s in any other case roughly the identical measurement because the earlier Commonplace terminal (now known as Commonplace Actuated).
The Wi-Fi router has been redesigned and now sits on its lengthy edge as a substitute of standing upright. It additionally comes with two coverable ethernet LAN ports and one ethernet WAN port that connects to the terminal (the older mannequin had no ethernet ports in any respect). It’s now a tri-band Wi-Fi 6 router, whereas the earlier mannequin was a dual-band Wi-Fi 5 gadget, and the location says it could cowl as much as 3,200 sq. toes versus the two,000 sq. toes of the older router.