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SpaceX wins FCC approval to use Starlink with vehicles in motion
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Elon Musk's SpaceX has been given the green light to use its Starlink satellite internet service with vehicles in motion, including RVs, trucks, boats and planes.
In March 2021, the aerospace giant filed an application with the Federal Communications Commission to utilize ground-based terminals called Earth Stations in Motion (ESIM), which are designed to communicate with its satellite constellation in low Earth orbit.
"Authorizing a new class of terminals for SpaceX’s satellite system will expand the range of broadband capabilities to meet the growing user demands that now require connectivity while on the move, whether driving an RV across the country, moving a freighter from Europe to a U.S. port, or while on a domestic or international flight," the FCC wrote in its authorization on Thursday.