The rectangular satellite dish that will be sent to new users is 19×12 inches, compared to the original circular dish’s diameter of 23.2 inches. The dish’s weight is 9.2 lbs, down from the original’s 16 lbs. The operating temperature range of -22°F to +122°F (-30°C to +50°C) is unchanged, so the thermal shutdowns that have affected some users of the original “Dishy McFlatface” satellite dish could continue to be a problem.
The Federal Communications Commission approved Starlink’s new user terminals on Wednesday. The main differences between the old and new equipment are described in the specifications section of a support FAQ.
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