SpaceX CEO Elon Musk confirmed another scenario where Starlink could be used on high-speed trains around the world.
And theAsked Sweden-based data scientist Anton Kanerva has posted on Twitter about the possibility of installing Starlink satellite dishes on high-speed trains to provide broadband in remote areas.
And theCanerva asked Musk on Twitter: Will Starlink plates be deployable to high-speed moving objects, such as trains? It would be incredible if the trains had high speed internet.
According to Musk, bringing Starlink internet to rail networks would not be a problem.
The Starlink satellites, orbiting 550 km above the ground, have four antennas for transmission. User devices feature a motor that automatically directs the dish at the satellite antennas.
Musk explains that user stations are easy to set up, and the cost of launching each batch of 60 satellites has decreased to about $ 1 million per launch, but the cost of user stations remains the largest unresolved cost.
He said in Interview During May: I think the biggest challenge will be with the user terminal and making the cost of the user terminal more affordable.
“That may take a few years,” he added Musk wants to have user stations run for at least five years, because it will be difficult to repair or maintain them in remote areas.
One of the main concerns raised by the FCC about SpaceX and other broadband satellite systems in LEO was that they were able to provide broadband with low latency.
SpaceX recently submitted Internet Starlink performance tests by the Federal Communications Commission.
Tests showed that the download speed reaches 102 Mbps, while the download speed reaches 40.5 Mbps, while the delay time is up to 19 milliseconds.
SpaceX is preparing to launch a public beta version of Internet Starlink in the northern parts of the United States.
Internet Starlink is being used During a special beta in parts of Washington state to support emergency response teams in the aftermath of wildfires in the state.