Starlink (SpaceX)

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  1. PopUpSteve

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    Ordered my Starlink dish a few weeks ago. Hoping to have it before June so I can using it for my Summer trip out West.
     
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    Interesting. How does that work?
     
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    They dont need to be stationary Steve? I thought i read that somewhere.
     
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    Well there are enough of those satellites up there now to cover the planet. Saw hundreds pass over one night
     
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    People up in northern Minnesota see them a lot too.
     
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    Haven't received it yet, as I said, hopefully by June. And by then, SpaceX should have a lot more in orbit.
     
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    If you don't mind me asking, what did it set you back? Monthly scrip cost?
     
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    The service itself costs $99 per month, while the equipment is $499 (one-time fee).
     
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    Would be fantastic for me if it doesn't require one location.... I would camp more often if I could be reachable in an emergency at work, or if I could work from camp

    I work from home anyways, so why not do it somewhere pretty?
     
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    How do you mean? I do not believe it's locked to just one location.
     
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    Unfortunately, from the Starling subscriber FAQ:

    "How does Starlink choose activate locations?

    Starlink satellites are scheduled to send internet down to all users within a designated area on the ground. This designated area is referred to as a cell. Your Starlink is assigned to a single cell. If you move your Starlink outside of its assigned cell, a satellite will not be scheduled to serve your Starlink and you will not receive internet. This is constrained by geometry and is not arbitrary geofencing."

    Hopefully this changes in the future (I don't believe it is a technological restriction as SpaceX is currently testing Starling on planes, boats, and even its rockets) as it migrates out of the beta phase.

    Edit: See also https://www.slashgear.com/spacex-st...gital-nomad-rv-roaming-applications-04658114/
     
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    Well that's good to hear. I heard at 1st they were going to Geo fence the initial units.
     
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    Do you remember the game "asteriods" <GGG>
     
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