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Ukraine asks Musk for Starlink terminals as Russian invasion disrupts broadband

Enlarge / The new version of Dishy McFlatface. reader comments 154 with 81 posters participating Share this story SpaceX is sending Starlink user terminals to Ukraine after a request from a government official. Mykhailo Fedorov, Ukraine’s vice prime minister and minister of digital transformation, used Twitter to make a direct plea to SpaceX CEO Elon… Read More »

SpaceX loses up to 40 satellites to geomagnetic storm after Starlink launch

Enlarge / Illustration of a coronal mass ejection impacting the Earth’s atmosphere. These events can cause geomagnetic storms. Getty Images | Mark Garlick/Science Photo Library reader comments 179 with 97 posters participating Share this story SpaceX had to ditch most of its latest batch of Starlink satellites because they were disrupted by a geomagnetic storm… Read More »

Starlink preps rugged user terminal that may avoid “thermal shutdown” problem

Enlarge / The current Starlink user terminal. Images of the planned ruggedized terminal aren’t available yet. reader comments 26 with 16 posters participating Share this story SpaceX’s Starlink division is planning a new ruggedized satellite dish that can operate in hotter and colder temperatures. This is the second ruggedized Starlink dish the company has revealed—the… Read More »

SpaceX: Chip shortage is impacting “our ability to fulfill” Starlink orders

Enlarge / A Starlink satellite dish’s printed circuit board. reader comments 78 with 60 posters participating Share this story If you ordered Starlink broadband service and don’t receive your “Dishy McFlatface” satellite dish any time soon, the global chip shortage may be one reason why. “Silicon shortages have delayed production which has impacted our ability… Read More »

SpaceX previews ruggedized Starlink dish for vehicles, ships, and aircraft

reader comments 47 with 29 posters participating Share this story SpaceX says that Starlink user terminals for moving vehicles will be ruggedized to withstand “harsh environments” with extreme levels of heat and cold. SpaceX has been seeking Federal Communications Commission permission to deploy terminals on moving vehicles since March and provided new details on its… Read More »