Starlink Mini images and specs revealed


A portable Starlink version, called Starlink Mini, is set to be released in the next few months.

SpaceX recently updated its Starlink app and shared the first official images of its upcoming Starlink Mini terminal.

Engineer Oleg Kutkov, who repairs Starlink equipment, posted the images on X along with some specs in a separate post.

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk commented on the post, saying that it took him less than five minutes to set up the equipment.

Musk also shared a screenshot of a speed test, showing that Starlink Mini can achieve 100 Mbps download speed which would be enough to steam 4K content.

According to Musk, the new dish will cost about half the price of the standard, bringing the price down to approximately $250.

“Mini can be a great low-cost option for a good backup internet connection if your landline goes out,” he said in a post, adding that the new version of Starlink will be released in a few months in selected areas.

According to Kutkov, Starlink mini will support WiFi 5 connectivity, have an Ethernet port with a rubber plug, and have a USB-C to Barrel Jack Cable. It will weigh around 1.10 kg (2.43 lb) without a stand and fit in a backpack.

In May, the engineer announced that Starlink Mini was ready for production.

Starlink offers internet transmitting data from satellites orbiting Earth. Right now, around 6,000 Starlink satellites are in orbit.

Users can access the satellite internet using SpaceX kits, which contain a satellite dish, power supply, wifi router, cables, and tripod.