The Starlink dish, SpaceX will ship to testers as a part of a package that needs a view of the Northern Sky to have the ability to talk with these satellites. That package additionally features a router, which already acquired FCC approval, and a mount. SpaceX warns that the connection will possibly be intermittent at first as its workforce works to optimize the network and that testers won’t be allowed to share their experience to the general public. Testers additionally won’t have to pay something to be a part of this system and can solely be charged $1 to assist check the billing system.
SpaceX has been sending Starlink satellites to orbit in batches since 2019. It’s hoping to send as much as 42,000 satellites into orbit by the point it’s done in order to present web access even in probably the most distant areas on the planet. For 2020, specifically, it’s planning as much as two dozen Starlink launches that can add over 1,500 satellites to its current constellation.