The new images found in SpaceX's Starlink website code show the official appearance of the company's future user satellite terminals.Customers will use these antennas to access SpaceX vast internet satellite network being built. The white disc-like device does look like SpaceX CEO Elon Musk once described it
After replying to a user who posted the picture on twitter, musk seemed to confirm that the user terminal picture was real. Musk says Starlink terminals have motors that can self orient to get the best view without the need for professional installers. He also noted that the design of the terminal changed slightly.
These user terminals are an important part of SpaceX Starlink program, which aims to provide global Internet coverage from space. Already licensed by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, the company can send nearly 12,000 Starlink satellites into orbit around the Earth, a fleet of spacecraft that will cover the transmit broadband Internet connections to the surface. To access satellite systems, customers need to buy these small
So far, nearly 600 Starlink satellites have been SpaceX into orbit. However, Musk has previously claimed that SpaceX only need 400 satellites to provide
The FAQ page reveals more details about what users can expect and how to use their terminal. SpaceX claims that the test program will start in the northern United States and southern Canada, starting with people living in rural communities in Washington state. Testers will not have to pay for their terminals, although they will be charged $1 to test SpaceX's billing system. The company also points out that Internet connections may not be as smooth at first.