🛰️ Starlink

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SpaceX certifies Starlink Router with the FCC. Made in Taiwan!

  • FCC filing

  • Product: Starlink Router

  • Model: UTR-201

  • Made in Taiwan

  • FCC ID: 2AWHPR201

  • IC (Industry Canada) ID: 26207-UTR201

  • Label

  • Certified by Bureau Veritas CPS(H.K.) Ltd., Taoyuan Branch (Taiwan)

  • Radios: WLAN 2.4 GHz, WLAN 5 GHz

  • Transfer rates:

  • 802.11b: up to 11 Mbps

  • 802.11a/g: up to 54 Mbps

  • 802.11n: up to 300 Mbps

  • 802.11ac: up to 866.7 Mbps

  • Input power: DC 56V, 0.18A (10W) over Ethernet

  • Power/data cable: RJ45 (Ethernet) 7 feet

  • Power adapter:

  • Manufacturer: Acbel

  • Model: UTP-201

  • Output: DC 56V, 0.3A

  • System configuration

    • Acronyms:
      • EUT: Equipment Under Test, the router
      • WAN: Wide Area Network, Starlink constellation/Internet
      • LAN: Local Area Network, local Wi-Fi and Ethernet
    • In other words: User Terminal <–Ethernet–> Power Adapter <–Ethernet–> Router <-- Local Area Network

In addition SpaceX provided the FCC with the model number of the user terminal:

As required under Special Condition 90566 of the above referenced earth station authorization, SpaceX Services, Inc. (“SpaceX”) hereby provides the model number for its user terminals: UTA-201.

FCC equipment certification is performed by FCC certified labs worldwide. Once successful certification is submitted to the FCC the device can be sold in the US. No additional approval by the FCC is necessary.



Astronomers fear Starlink’s effects

But Elon Musk says no problem from the company he owns, and if you can’t trust Elon…


Astronomy will have to move their equipment into space. The obstruction by the atmosphere is not ideal anyway. It just costs way more to launch a satellite than to build an observatory on a mountain.
SpaceX rockets will push the price for launches down over time.

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I think that’s true, but what will really affect launch price is open competition (so a customer can ask SpaceX to bid against a competitor).

I suspect we should enjoy the relatively uncluttered exosphere. By 2050 or so it may be cluttered up.

Anyway, I think Starlink is going to prove a godsend for folks who’ve never had access to high speed internet but have had 25 years of observing some of its effects on humanity (good and especially bad effects).

I would not be surprised if late this century such territory in the US spawns a class of great leaders in the US, all thanks to Starlink.

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“Additionally, Starlink may be much more visible during twilight hours, or the first few hours of the night, which could be a major problem in the hunt for massive asteroids headed toward Earth.”

Elon will be the Bearer of Doom.

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Would like to see speed test results from outside LA.

Hopefully it’s much faster in the interior of the US. Those folks (and the US) would benefit mightily from having just a single measly economic advantage over either coast.

Geolocation via IP is not accurate and never has been!
Those results are all over the US. The location currently always shows LA because that is where Starlink Offices are located. All Starlink IPs are registered to that address.

This makes the results actually a bit slower, since the speed test service uses geographically close servers to test, which is not the case here.
The users should manually select a data center near them to test for max speeds.

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Beta in the US and Canada has started!

“Starlink is designed to deliver high speed broadband …” to iPhones?

If they have smart phones that support starlink similar to iridium satellite phones, then were talking.

As for more advanced tech than fighter jets… Most fighter jets uses computer that’s not much more advanced than a TI-83 calculator. Literally anything made in the last 20 years is more advanced than fighter jets.

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This is a solution for places where broadband internet is not available. Not directly for cellphones. The app just helps to set up the starlink dish on the roof and manage the settings of the WiFi router.

Google owns 7.64% of SpaceX and Starlink!

Because it needs to be reliable and unhackable. That’s why the cylons couldn’t take down the Battlestar Galactica.



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