SpaceX’s Starlink satellite fleet may have begun to take shape in orbit, but people are only just beginning to understand what the user experience of the Internet service will look like,media reported. Elon Musk’s ambition is to build a network of tens of thousands of satellites that, if successful, will eventually be able to transfer Internet connections to areas previously inaccessible to ISPs or completely offline.
Although deployment is not easy, it looks like these satellites are only half the story, because on Earth, Starlink users need special hardware to get online.
While SpaceX isn’t ready to show off its so-called Starlink terminal, that hasn’t stopped Musk from sharing some details early. Musk revealed on Twitter this week that the device itself looks like a thin, flat, circular UFO mounted on a stick.
The installation should not look too complicated. Musk wrote: “The Starlink terminal has a motor that automatically adjusts the best angle to watch the sky. “
That is, the user only need to plug in the device, aiming at the sky on it, of course, he can also point to the sky and then plug in the power. “No training is needed,” the CEO concludes.