SpaceX has filed an application with the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to create a portable version of the equipment to work with Starlink satellite Internet. Vehicles will be equipped with it, including ships and aircraft.
It is reported that the idea of implementing this technology arose during a conversation between Elon Musk and one of his Twitter followers. In an application to FCC, SpaceX seeks to obtain a general license to provide data transfer services for vehicles traveling on land, water, and air.
At the same time, ships and aircraft will be able to use the Starlink Internet not only in the United States, but also outside the country. In fact, the coverage area will reach the entire globe.
SpaceX noted that more and more people do not want to give up the Internet while traveling. To meet this demand, the company is looking to deploy a cost-effective satellite system capable of providing reliable network connectivity.
The technology will benefit other companies, including Tesla, which can use Starlink to power on-board computers in electric vehicles.