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29 Sep 2022
Starlink Satellite Broadband Service Is Now Active In Every Continent
SpaceX's orbit-based Starlink broadband service now reaches all seven continents thanks to the addition of McMurdo Station in Antarctica. Musk confirmed Sunday in a tweet that his new broadband service is finally ready for global deployment.
Tweeter Link: https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status
By the end of the year, the service will start in Africa, where it will first launch in Mozambique and Nigeria, and it will also be going to the Philippines, making inroads into Southeast Asia. Elon Musk notes that scientists also use this service at the end of the world - in Antarctica -.
Youtube Video: https://youtu.be/wVT9MbAEVgI
In Australia, New Zealand, the Americas, and Europe, Starlink has been active for some time.
It is worth noting, however, that this service has not been activated in the largest nation in the world, Russia. SpaceX activated Starlink in Ukraine just recently following Russia's invasion.
Musk has also reported that Starlink has managed to withstand Russian attempts to jam it, as thousands of receivers have been sent to war-torn Ukraine to keep the region connected.
According to its current US Federal Communications Commission license, SpaceX will continue adding at least a thousand satellites to its Starlink constellation. According to the company, 50,000 flying routers could eventually be part of its mega-constellation.
Musk revealed on Twitter that Starlink has half a million people who have subscribed to the service.
Also read: T-Mobile Partners with SpaceX for Satellite-to-Cellular Service
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