September 25, 2022
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Elon Musk Says Starlink Is Now Active on All Continents

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With the addition of the 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 the high-speed web service routed by way of low-Earth orbit is really obtainable globally.

The service has only recently grow to be energetic in Africa, beginning in Mozambique and Nigeria, and is rolling out by the top of the 12 months within the Philippines to start making inroads in southeast Asia.

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

Starlink has been energetic for some time now in Australia, New Zealand and various nations within the Americas and Europe.

Notably, although, it has not been activated within the bodily largest nation on Earth, Russia. SpaceX activated Starlink in Ukraine earlier this 12 months shortly after Russia invaded. Hundreds of Starlink receivers have additionally been despatched to Ukraine to maintain war-torn areas related. Musk has additionally reported that Starlink has managed to withstand Russian makes an attempt to jam it. 

There are at the moment over 3,000 Starlink satellites in orbit, and SpaceX will proceed so as to add a minimum of a thousand extra below its present license from the US Federal Communications Fee. The corporate has expressed a need to develop the mega-constellation to as many as 50,000 flying routers. 

Musk revealed through Twitter in June that Starlink subscriptions had been approaching half one million. 

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