More Starlink

Discussion in 'Non-Pyro chat' started by Pyro Pete, Mar 31, 2020.

  1. BarkingSteve

    BarkingSteve Supports UKFR

    Loved the Lift off with crew dragon but do not like the amount of satellites being put up by starlink as an astronomer and astrophotographer, but progress is progress i suppose. Although the satellites move too fast for my telescope here is a pic i took Sunday of the Apollo 15 landing sight, one of the best i have taken in my 2 years of trying. Hopefully we will be back there soon.

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  2. Pyro Pete

    Pyro Pete Forum Editor

  3. Pyro Pete

    Pyro Pete Forum Editor

    I've received an invitation to enrol on the Starlink service as an early adopter, but the equipment costs £450 (and £50 shipping) and the monthly charge is £89 - so I'll have to pass on that. They quote speeds of 50-150mb and latency of just 20ms to 40ms - so once the price comes down this will be quite an incredible service for rural communities.
     
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  4. Daveandkate

    Daveandkate Pro Firer/Crew Supports UKFR

    Also got the invite this morning