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SpaceX will offer satellite Internet access on planes

SpaceX’s satellite Internet service Starlink will be available on planes next year thanks to Starlink Aviation connectivity. The company hints on its Twitter profile that it will offer Internet speed up to 350 Mbps For each aircraft equipped with an ‘aero terminal’.

Speeds may vary depending on the number of passengers using the Internet on each flight, and such connections will be Available during takeoff, landing and trajectory With a latency of only 20 ms.

Starlink notes on its page that “Starlink Aviation will have global coverage, Since satellites move in low Earth orbit, there are always satellites higher or nearer to provide a stronger signal in high latitudes and polar regions, unlike geostationary satellites.”



The company hopes that the first connection start mid 2023, In a test flight, Aviacionline reports that Starlink Aviation offered speeds of 100 Mbps on board in a demonstration that was carried out on a trajectory between Burbank and San Jose (California).

Elon Musk, on the other hand, has long balked at the company’s plans to offer its Internet service on planes, noting that SpaceX has asked the Federal Communications Commission to authorize connectivity on aircraft, ships, trucks and motorhomes. A request has been filed with

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