An application with the FCC’s Starlink component, the service allows the service to work in moving vehicles. Large Mobile Vehicles: Elon Musk tweeted that the existing Starlink terminal is too big for Tesla vehicles. The idea is for airplanes, RVs, trucks, and boats.
SpaceX wants to connect more than just homes to its Starlink satellite internet:
The company submitted an FCC request to begin installing and operating terminals on “moving vehicles” – from cars and trucks to ships and jets. https://t.co/ekXLqjP1fy
— Michael Sheetz (@thesheetztweetz) March 8, 2021
That would be a huge change for Starlink, which currently does not allow customers to move existing hardware from one address to another – if you can get a beta, this type of registration makes it clear that the service ends up where you entered in the directory.
This is because Starlink’s galaxy has not been fully developed, so it is not a permanent limitation, but it is still a limitation today, as well as the limitation that Elon has again. Describe today in a tweet:
Yeah, should be fully mobile later this year, so you can move it anywhere or use it on an RV or truck in motion. We need a few more satellite launches to achieve compete coverage & some key software upgrades.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 15, 2021
Elon Musk SpaceX company last year filed a lawsuit with the FCC for a license to conduct pilot tests on other aircraft on its fleet. But Friday’s request is for a broader “general authority” than for performance.
SpaceX said the FCC rule “does not require applicants to submit the maximum number of tour operators to be transferred,” so the company did not disclose the number of car fares it intends to carry out.
SpaceX also said that, for U.S. aircraft flying in overseas airspace, the company will review its employees of the Starlink service under FCC or international regulations, “based on the most restrictive factors” the movement as an authority that follows its expansion into mobile internet services, with Director Goldman providing examples of American pilots, European cargo carriers and international airlines as demonstrating the need for global integration.