SpaceX debuts transportable Starlink Mini for $599


SpaceX unveiled Starlink Mini, a extra transportable model of its satellite tv for pc web product that’s sufficiently small to suit inside a backpack. 

Early Starlink prospects had been invited to buy the Starlink Mini package for $599, in response to an invite despatched to prospects and seen by TechCrunch. That’s $100 greater than the usual Starlink package. They had been additionally given the choice to bundle Mini Roam service with their present service plan for a further $30 monthly, although the information is capped at 50 gigabytes monthly. 

That will imply a Starlink residential buyer on the usual service plan would spent $150 month. SpaceX goals to cut back the worth of the package, it stated within the invitation. As of now, there isn’t any stand-alone Mini Roam plan. 

“Our aim is to cut back the worth of Starlink for these all over the world the place connectivity has been unaffordable or utterly unavailable,” it says. “However in areas with excessive utilization, the place Starlink Mini locations extra demand on the satellite tv for pc community, we’re providing a restricted variety of the Starlink Mini Kits to begin for $599.” 

The Mini antenna is extremely mild: weighing round 2.5 kilos with the kickstand, it’s solely round 60% the load of a regular Starlink dish. The service additionally boasts max obtain speeds of over 100 Mbps

The primary Starlink Minis will arrive someday in July. The choice will little doubt enchantment to vacationers, and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk stated on X that the Mini might be “an incredible low-cost choice for a very good backup Web connection in case your landline goes out.” 

Starlink is SpaceX’s standard satellite tv for pc web product, which is powered by over 6,000 satellites in orbit proper now. The service boasts greater than 3 million prospects throughout 100 international locations.