SpaceX’s more expensive Starlink RV internet service works on moving vehicles

The Starlink motorhome service gives you a way to stay connected online even when you’re not on the net, but it has one major limitation: it can’t be used while you’re on the move. Now, SpaceX has launched a new variant of Starlink for RVs called “Flat High Performance”, which you can use on moving vehicles. You just have to be willing to pay almost five times as much for the dish it takes to access the service.

The Flat High Performance Starlink for RVs is designed for use on the move, with a larger rectangular terminal that can see 35 percent more air than its standard counterpart. It also has enhanced GPS capabilities, giving the dish the power to connect to more satellites, allowing connection to the Starlink internet even while a vehicle is in motion. The terminal has improved weather resistance and better performance in both warm weather and snow. However, unlike the standard version that can be placed on the ground, the Flat High Performance dish must be permanently installed on top of your motorhome.

SpaceX is already taking pre-orders for Flat High Performance in select markets and will begin deliveries in December. Keep in mind that the hardware kit, including the platter and mount, will set you back $2,500. The standard Starlink for RVs only requires a $599 prepayment for the kit. The service itself costs $135 per month, just like the standard version, which is $25 more than a regular Starlink connection. However, you can pause (and cancel) the service at any time so that you don’t have to pay for the months you don’t use it.

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