Apparent Starlink “mini” sighted on Tesla Cybertruck in Baja

Key Points

  • 🚀 Tesla Cybertrucks in Baja are testing a sleeker Starlink dish during off-road durability testing.
  • 🎥 Livestream on Elon Musk’s platform showed the Cybertrucks performing well in challenging terrains, with only two flat tires over a 1,280-mile journey.
  • 🎨 The unique graffiti wrap on the Cybertrucks made them stand out among others.
  • 📡 The Starlink dishes on the Cybertrucks are equipped with Starlink Mobility satellite kits, with one having two dishes, possibly indicating the development of a new, lighter Starlink dish.
  • 🌐 A smaller Starlink dish could enable Tesla to install satellite internet in its consumer vehicles, expanding beyond larger vehicles like the Cybertruck and Tesla Semi.

The twin Tesla Cybertrucks that are currently being tested at Baja seem to be carrying something especially interesting. As hinted in recent images of the two all-electric pickup trucks, Tesla appears to be testing out a sleeker Starlink dish while the Cybertruck is undergoing off-road durability testing. 

As per a livestream that was recently posted on X, Elon Musk’s social media platform formerly known as Twitter, Tesla has been testing out the Cybertruck’s durability in the challenging terrains of Baja. During the livestream, a member of Tesla’s team noted that the Cybertrucks have been performing very well, with the only issues being two flat tires over the 1,280-mile journey.

The two Cybertrucks that are undergoing off-road durability testing in Baja are quite unique in the way that they feature a distinct graffiti wrap. This has made the two Cybertrucks stand out among the growing number of Cybertrucks that are being spotted on public roads. With this in mind, it was no surprise that Tesla fans have taken it upon themselves to share images and videos of the twin graffiti Cybertrucks. 

The recent images of the two all-electric pickup trucks, which were posted on The Autopian and shared on X by @dblcapcrimpin, showed something rather interesting with the vehicles’ Starlink dishes. A trip through Baja involves the vehicles moving through remote areas so it made sense that the Cybertrucks would be equipped with Starlink Mobility satellite kits.

Interestingly enough, one of the Cybertrucks was observed to be equipped with what appeared to be two Starlink dishes. One was evidently a Starlink Mobility dish, which has been offered by SpaceX for some time now. The other dish was slimmer and smaller, and though its footprint does not seem to be that much smaller than the Starlink Mobility unit. 

This has resulted in speculations that SpaceX may be developing a newer, lighter Starlink dish. To be fair, there are a lot of advantages that could be offered by a smaller, sleeker Starlink dish. A smaller Starlink dish could be a step towards Tesla eventually being able to install the satellite internet system to its lineup of consumer vehicles. After all, Starlink Mobility’s current design works well with larger vehicles like the Cybertruck and the Tesla Semi, not regular vehicles like the Model 3 and Model Y.

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