On Friday, a California Highway Patrol officer stopped a car with a satellite antenna attached to the hood of the car. The device appeared to be one of SpaceX’s Starlink antennas.
“Sir, I stopped you today because you have a visual impairment on the hood. Will it block your view while driving?” The Antelope Valley Health Protection Center Health Protection Center wrote about the incident in a post. From Facebook.
CHP added that the driver responded: “Only when you turn right.”
California Highway Patrol T. Caton
A law enforcement agency representative told CNBC that the driver driving the Toyota Prius received a ticket for illegal driving. Motorists tell the Health Protection Center that they use antennas to obtain WiFi services for drive-through business.
SpaceX did not immediately respond to CNBC’s request for comment. The contents of the
Starlink customer kit, including satellite antenna, stand, power supply and WiFi router. The contents of the
Starlink customer kit, including satellite antenna, stand, power supply and WiFi router.
Starlink is the company’s capital-intensive project. It aims to build an interconnected Internet network consisting of thousands of satellites. It is called a constellation in the aerospace industry and aims to provide high-speed for consumers anywhere on the planet. the Internet. The “Starlink Kit” shipped by
to customers includes four important parts: user terminal, also known as antenna, tripod, WiFi router, and power supply. SpaceX also offers rooftop installation options, but at an additional cost.
SpaceX first launched the service in October, offering a $ 99 monthly Beta plan to select consumers and seeking regulatory approval last year to test the flight network and expand the service to large mobile vehicles such as ships and trucks. But the vehicle antenna is expected to look different from the antenna currently shipped to home users.
Elon Musk noted earlier this week that SpaceX now has approximately 70,000 active Starlink users and can “grow to more than 500,000 users in 12 months.”