January 27, 2023

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Elon Musk says Starlink is now lively on all continents

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With the addition of McMurdo Station in Antarctica, SpaceX says its orbit-based Starlink broadband service now reaches all seven continents.

On Sunday, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk tweeted that high-speed Web service delivered through low Earth orbit is actually accessible worldwide.

The service has solely simply change into lively in Africa, beginning in Mozambique and Nigeria, and is rolling out by the tip of the yr to the Philippines to start making inroads in Southeast Asia.

As Musk himself notes, the service is even used on the finish of the world by scientists in Antarctica.

Starlink has been lively for a while now in Australia, New Zealand and a lot of nations within the Americas and Europe.

Notably, nonetheless, it has not been activated within the bodily largest nation on Earth, Russia. SpaceX activated Starlink in Ukraine earlier this yr shortly after the invasion of Russia. Hundreds of Starlink receivers have additionally been despatched to Ukraine to maintain war-torn areas linked. Musk additionally reported that Starlink efficiently resisted Russian makes an attempt to dam it.

There are presently greater than 3,000 Starlink satellites in orbit, and SpaceX will proceed so as to add at the very least a thousand extra underneath its present license from the US Federal Communications Fee. The corporate has expressed a want to broaden the mega-constellation as much as 50,000 flying routers.

Musk revealed through Twitter in June that Starlink subscriptions had been approaching half 1,000,000.