Starlink for boats?

Discussion in 'OnBoard Electronics & Controls' started by Cruising Happiness, Jan 9, 2020.

  1. Cruising Happiness
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    Cruising Happiness Junior Member

    Think Starlink will work on boats in 2020 or 2021?

    Starlink https://www.starlink.com/ if you haven't seen it yet.

    Maybe an opportunity for someone to build marine enclosures...
     
  2. Mr Efficiency
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    What do you mean by marine enclosures ?
     
  3. Cruising Happiness
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    Cruising Happiness Junior Member

    Maybe something. Maybe nothing needed - Maybe Spacex already has marine terminals covered for all I know.

    Cruise ships, many bigger ships will want it immediately.

    The user terminal described for house rooftops will track the LEO (low earth orbit) satellites and switch as one goes out of view and another comes into view.

    May be the size of a pizza box.

    Will it work with the motion of a boat? Will it need some kind of added stabilization to keep it level? Maybe ruggedized for the salty marine environment?
     
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