SpaceX’s Starlink launches $5,000 per month satellite internet connection for yachts

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Ever wanted to work remotely from a yacht, but were thwarted by a lagging internet? You’re lucky.

Starlink, Elon Musk’s SpaceX satellite internet service, is now available for boats, the company announced Thursday.

Starlink Maritime costs $5,000 per month, plus a $10,000 upfront fee that covers two high-performance satellite dishes. It promises to deliver download speeds of 350 Mbps. Regular Starlink internet costs $110 per month, plus $599 for necessary hardware.

In a tweet, Musk clarified the importance of the special pair of terminals, saying they are “important for maintaining connection in rough seas and heavy storms”.

The company claims that Starlink Maritime can withstand extreme weather conditions and is suitable for uses “from merchant vessels to oil rigs to high-end yachts”. He said he uses the service to film SpaceX rocket landings at sea.

SpaceX has launched a constellation of some 2,000 Starlink satellites that beam the internet to around 250,000 users.

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