It has been reported that SpaceX's Starlink satellite internet is capable of delivering speeds of 150-175 megabits (17.8-20 MB) even during wind, snow and freezing temperatures.
Based on the first reports from users of the satellite communication system, satellite Internet works faster at lower air temperatures. This was indicated by a Starlink user who lives in the North of the United States.
He assures that when it is about 11° C below zero, the incoming speed reaches 175 megabits. At the same time, during warmer weather, the speed is 150-160 megabits.
Users emphasize that moderate snowfall does not interfere with Starlink's work: the surface of the terminals is 0-4°C above zero during bad weather, so the snow that falls on them simply remains on the surface in the form of water droplets.
Users who expressed a desire to become beta testers of Starlink satellite Internet began to receive letters with an invitation to join the program.
However, it turned out that the set of necessary equipment will cost a lot, and besides, you will have to make an impressive monthly payment.
Starlink is Elon Musk’s satellite Internet service that will be able to offer Internet access from any point on Earth once it is fully operational. The Starlink company aims to launch lots of small satellites that will be located in low Earth orbit and transmit fast Internet signals to our planet.
Each satellite is flat, and approximately 60 of them are placed inside the Falcon 9 rocket to be launched into space. The first test satellites were launched in 2018, and the first official 60 satellites were launched in 2019. As of this writing, SpaceX has already launched nearly 900 satellites into orbit, with the latest bunch being sent to space in October.
SpaceX has the US Federal Communications Commission’s permission to launch as many as 12,000 satellites above the Earth, which will eventually form a “Starlink constellation” in the sky. However, this might not be the final number.