Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Mobile internet for platforms in motion

Have you ever had a project where a test unit, pre-production unit, or training exercise involved a mobile platform?
I have.
And, there have got to be many more out there.

Now this is not an endorsement or a commercial, but the recent news is that as of mid-2022, satellite-based internet is available at modest cost for mobile platforms. This after Space X's Starlink service for mobile platforms was approved by the FCC of users in the United States, although international air and sea connections are included.

If you intend to baseline this internet service for your project, be aware that it's not altogether risk free. As CNBC reports, "The FCC imposed conditions on in-motion Starlink service. SpaceX is required to “accept any interference received from both current and future services authorized ....”

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