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CHP ticket driver, with a clearly visible SpaceX Starlink cabin

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California Highway Patrol Officer T. Katon

A California Highway Patrol officer drove a vehicle with a satellite dish attached to the car’s hood on Friday, and the device appeared to be one of the SpaceX Starlink antennas.

“Sir, I stopped you today for a visual barrier on the hood. Doesn’t that block your view while driving?” CHP of Antelope Valley wrote about the incident in a Facebook post.

The CHP added the motorist’s response: “Only when I make the right turn.”

California Highway Patrol Officer T. Katon

A law enforcement spokesman told Acesparks that the driver of the Toyota Prius had received a ticket for a traffic violation. The driver told the CHP that they would use the antenna to get Wi-Fi service for the business they produce.

SpaceX did not immediately respond to Acesparks’s request for comment.

The contents of the Starlink kit for customers include a satellite dish antenna, a stand, its power supply and a WiFi router.


Starlink is an Internet network designed to deliver high-speed internet to consumers anywhere on the planet, known as a constellation in space, and interconnected with thousands of satellites. is a capital-intensive project.

The Starlink package sent to customers includes four important parts: a user terminal (also called an antenna), a tripod connection, a Wi-Fi router, and a power supply. SpaceX also offers installation options at an additional cost.

SpaceX was the first to offer a service with a beta program for $ 99 per month for selected customers in October last year, and last year tested network flight and expanded the service to larger mobile vehicles such as ships and trucks. required normative approval for – but the antenna for vehicles is now expected to be slightly different from the container that users send home.

Elon Musk said earlier this week that Starlink currently has about 70,000 active users on SpaceX and could grow to “more than 500,000 users in 12 months.”

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