Starlink in 5 minutes – that’s how long it takes to get the Internet started by Elon Musk


  • We will launch Starlink satellite internet in less than 5 minutes, says Elon Musk in his Twitter post.

Installing the Starlink satellite internet is a matter of moments. The service is currently in beta testing. The first people received their kits and describe the commissioning process as easy and not requiring specialist knowledge. Elon Musk tweeted that assembly now takes around 5 minutes and will be further simplified in the future.

The subject of this post is a recording of a user who received his test Starlink kit. You can see what contains a large gray box with the SpaceX logo. The largest element is the antenna plate and its frame. Interestingly, this is not the parabolic or offset type of receiver we know from satellite TV. Probably the technology of phase generation of the radio beam was used here.

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Starlink in 5 minutes – that’s how long it takes to get the Internet started by Elon MuskGray box with the SpaceX logo and the inscription Starlink – this is what Elon Musk’s satellite internet set looks like. Source: Josh Greisen

Another element of the set is a small router resembling a Cybertruck. Next we find a power unit and some cables. Connections were made in PoE technology, i.e. data and power in one cable. Of course, the manual is also present, with large diagrams so that everyone can easily and quickly figure out how to put it all together. The antenna has tilt control motors so it aligns itself. Just put it in a place where nothing is blocking the sky, connect the rest and you can surf the Internet. The video below shows a more thorough unboxing. It takes more than 5 minutes as each item is discussed and shown to the camera:

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The user who posted them also performed tests. Starlink turns out to be quite fast – the download speed reaches 90 Mb / s (some report even 140 Mb / s), and the upload is around 15 Mb / s. The delay fluctuates at 30 ms, and with load it reaches 300 ms. It should be possible to play less dynamic games online. However, it should be remembered that currently there are few users. How it will work with a greater load – time will tell. The beta test for Starlink web service is $ 99 per month. Added to this is the cost of the starter kit, which was valued at $ 500.

  • Starlink official website
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