RIPE Atlas probe available on SpaceX Starlink beta terminal

Eric Kuhnke eric.kuhnke at
Fri Feb 12 03:07:02 UTC 2021

I am running what I believe to be the first RIPE Atlas probe on a Starlink
beta test terminal.

When searching the index of public probes I did not find any other probes
with "spacex" or "starlink" in the descriptions.

This probe is at present not contained within AS14593 (Starlink). All beta
test terminals that I am aware of right now, including my own, are in cgnat
IP space and meet the public Internet via AS36492 (Google).

This particular terminal is topologically closest to things at major IX
points in the metro Seattle area. The absolute lowest ping time I've seen
to something at the Westin is 15.85ms, with averages more often between

The site where this is installed will occasionally conduct other, non Atlas
related tests which result in full saturation of the upstream or downstream
connection, simulating a number of different types of real world use cases.
This means that occasionally the RTT ping to things in Seattle may rise as
high as 150ms, and artificially-induced packet loss will be introduced into
the connection.

Please feel free to contact me off-list with any questions.
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