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spacX starlink deployment over southern chile

Post by admin » Fri Feb 05, 2021 2:31 pm

so a friend on the other side of frutillar called us in a panic last night, because of they seen a line of lights in the sky. kind of looked like a metor breaking up (surprisingly common sight down here).

seems it was Musk's spaceX deploying starlink sats.

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https://m.cooperativa.cl/noticias/socie ... 90438.html
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Re: spacX starlink deployment over southern chile

Post by admin » Fri Feb 05, 2021 2:34 pm

you know what is funny.

about 6 months ago I submitted an application to be a beta tester. thought, what the hell. perhaps they might bite, being as I am so far south.

Now I know why I never heard back. They had to do some upgrades.
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Re: spacX starlink deployment over southern chile

Post by tiagoabner » Fri Feb 05, 2021 3:41 pm

They're still adding coverage, although it should soon be possible to have 98%+ uptime in Punta Arenas. This map shows Starlink uptime based on the current satellite networks and it should be updated fairly frequently:

https://sebsebmc.github.io/starlink-coverage/index.html
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Re: spacX starlink deployment over southern chile

Post by DLPurser » Sat Feb 06, 2021 4:46 pm

admin wrote:
Fri Feb 05, 2021 2:31 pm
so a friend on the other side of frutillar called us in a panic last night, because of they seen a line of lights in the sky. kind of looked like a metor breaking up (surprisingly common sight down here).

seems it was Musk's spaceX deploying starlink sats.

video:

https://m.cooperativa.cl/noticias/socie ... 90438.html
I saw the same light show from El Carmen. Had no idea what it was until I did an internet search. Hope it becomes reliably available in Chile.

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Re: spacX starlink deployment over southern chile

Post by admin » Sat Feb 06, 2021 8:17 pm

Well, that kind of figures. I have been waiting for fiber optic to become available out here in the campo for 10 years, and I finally just got it last week. I had to dig a ditch about 80 meters out to the road and run conduit, but it was worth it (so far).

Oh well, guess too many types of internet is better than no internet.

Chile is also running thousands of km of under sea fiber in to the Patagonia, plus all the connecting lines out to the little towns and cities.

Still, would be nice to have some more options for those really remote locations.
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Re: spacX starlink deployment over southern chile

Post by admin » Sat Feb 06, 2021 10:31 pm

they just went by again. long line if satilights over our house, slightly north west. tried to take a video with my phone, but it did not really show up.
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Re: spacX starlink deployment over southern chile

Post by admin » Sun Feb 07, 2021 2:22 pm

seems there is a tracker for starlink visibility,

https://findstarlink.com/#291;3
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