High-speed, low-latency internet with up to 350 Mbps download while at sea.
Starlink maritime has just been released, bringing Spacex´s new starlink Satellite Internet System to the Maritime sector.
“From merchant vessels to oil rigs to premium yachts, Starlink Maritime allows you to connect from the most remote waters across the world, just like you would in the office or home”
Starlink Maritime advertises download speeds of up to 350Mbps and the ability to “pause & unpause service at any time” while being billed in one month increments. Theres also options, such as “Secure Fleet Managment” and remote monitoring to allow you to “manage your Starlink fleet from a single portal.”
The user terminals shown on the Starlink Maritime page look similar to those used in Starlinks home internet service. But SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has posted on Twitter that Starlink Maritime uses “Dual, high performance terminals, which are important for maintaining the connection in choppy seas and heavy storms.” The terminals are also “ruggedized for relentless salt spray , extreme winds and storms in the deep ocean,” which has been a recent talking point for the practicality of the unit on board a yacht.
Connectivity at sea from around the globe.
From merchant vessels to oil rigs to premium yachts, Starlink Maritime allows you to connect from the most remote waters across the world, just like you would in the office or at home.
Secure fleet management, remote monitoring.
Remotely monitor and manage your Starlink fleet from a single portal.
Starlink implements end-to-end encryption to protect your data and confidentiality of user traffic.
The Starlink Maritime unveiling came shortly after the Federal Communications Commision granted SpaceX´s application to operate consumer and enterprise earth stations in motion (ESIM) throughout the US. The approval includes moving vehicles, aircraft and vessels in US territorial waters and International waters. Whilst the RV unit can be moved, it is not currently approved or designed for use whilst moving, so presumably a new unit or software update will be released in the coming months.
Visit the Starlink page of our website to fit out more about this new technology and how it could benefit you and your vessel.