SpaceX will release “space” Wi-Fi routers in the form of a pyramid

SpaceX выпустит "космические" Wi-Fi роутеры в форме пирамиды

SpaceX выпустит "космические" Wi-Fi роутеры в форме пирамиды

Shortly after SpaceX has opened the applications for connection to the satellite Internet Starlink, appeared the first details about brand routers. According to the leak, the company again made a bid for the original design of the equipment – routers Starlink was in the shape of a pyramid.

The production of “space routers” will Taiwanese Corporation Wistron NeWeb. In FCC database has already been seen a fragment of the schematic diagram of device and photograph of the lower part of the body of the gadget, according to wcctftech.

According to published documentation, routers, SpaceX will be in the form of an isosceles triangle with the base size of 38.5 mm and the sides at 72.5 mm.

SpaceX выпустит "космические" Wi-Fi роутеры в форме пирамиды

SpaceX выпустит "космические" Wi-Fi роутеры в форме пирамиды

Documentation about routers SpaceX for objects Starlink

The documentation also indicated that the routers Starlink is equipped with two antennas and the maximum data transfer rate in the air reaches up to 866 Mbit/sec. In the list of supported wireless standards specify Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 GHz+5 GHz). When operating in the 2.4 GHz band the maximum output power of the device will be 990 mW.

When the routers will be on sale

Usually, registration in the FCC usually indicates an imminent start of sales of the relevant equipment. It is noteworthy that SpaceX has approached the regulator with the requirement not to disclose the detailed characteristics of the router within 180 days. This means that in the next six months, the company will sell the maximum number of routers or continue the application to conceal trade secrets.

According to a recent statement by Elon musk, the satellite Internet Starlink will work in the U.S. in late 2020 or early 2021.

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