After recently building its 1 millionth Starlink dish at its facilities in Redmond, Washington, SpaceX has unveiled an all-new dish for Maritime users. This is the same dish that we saw being installed on Royal Caribbean cruise ships last week.
As the name implies, the new dish is much flatter than the traditional Starlink dish. The low profile allows it to be able to withstand much higher wind speeds, as high as 280km/h (174mph) or more.
Not only is the dish more rugged and can operate in temperatures as low as -30°C (-22°F) and as high as to 50°C (122°F), it can also achieve better speeds at high temperatures and can connect to more satellites, SpaceX says on the product page.
Even though SpaceX only just unveiled this new dish, we have actually already seen it being installed on Royal Caribbean’s Independence of the Seas and several other ships.
Royal Caribbean recently announced plans to install Starlink on all of their cruise ships.