SpaceX The company has unveiled the Starlink Mini, a more portable version of its satellite internet product, which is small enough to fit inside a backpack.

early Starlink Customers were invited to purchase the Starlink Mini kit for $599, according to the invitation sent to customers and seen by TechCrunch. That’s $100 more than the standard Starlink kit. They’re also given the option to bundle the Mini Roam service with their existing service plan for an additional $30 per month, although the data cap is 50GB per month.

This means a residential Starlink customer on the standard service plan will spend $150 per month. SpaceX said in the invitation that it aims to lower the price of the kit. As of now, there is no standalone Mini Roam plan.

“Our goal is to lower the price of Starlink for those around the world where connectivity has been unaffordable or completely unavailable,” she says. “But in high-usage areas, where Starlink Mini places additional demand on the satellite network, we are offering a limited number of Starlink Mini sets starting at $599.”

The mini antenna is incredibly lightweight: it weighs about 2.5 pounds with the stand, which is only about 60% of the weight of a standard Starlink dish. The service also features peak download speeds of over 100Mbps

The first Starlink Minis will arrive sometime in July. This option will undoubtedly appeal to travelers and the CEO of SpaceX Elon Musk said on X That the Mini could be “a great, low-cost option for a good backup internet connection in case your landline goes out.”

Starlink is SpaceX’s popular satellite internet product, powered by more than 6,000 satellites currently in orbit. The service has more than 3 million customers in 100 countries.

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