Starlink now works on all continents

1 week ago · 7 comments
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The billionaire officially announced this on Twitter on Monday.

Elon Musk announced that the Starlink satellite Internet service is now available on all seven continents, including Antarctica. The billionaire officially announced this on Monday on Twitter: “Now Starlink is active on all continents, including Antarctica.”

In his previous tweet, he also revealed that Starlink will only be used for peaceful purposes.

According to the SpaceX website, "The Starlink Internet works by sending information through the vacuum of space, where it travels much faster than fiber optic cable and can reach many more people and places."

With high speeds and latency as low as 20ms in most locations, Starlink enables video calls, online gaming, streaming and other high data rate activities that have historically not been possible with satellite internet,” the website says.

SpaceX has already launched over 3,200 Starlink satellites into low Earth orbit, according to Space.com. That number is expected to rise to even greater proportions as Musk's rocket company has clearance to launch 12,000 Starlink spacecraft and the company has applied for clearance from an international regulator to launch another 30,000 satellites into orbit.

According to the post, SpaceX also plans to start launching Starlink Version 2 satellites next year, which are much larger and more powerful than the current iteration. Elon Musk said that the next generation spacecraft will be able to transmit services directly to smartphones.

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Guest 1 week ago

sheesh, i hope we get this free one day

Guest 1 week ago

Laser links must be working now. Very interesting.

Guest 1 week ago

Absolutely life changing up there. I'm sure it's spotty still with the low # of laserlinked sats in polar orbit but man, any connectivity for them is still probably 200X better than what they've had in the past.

Guest 1 week ago

“Freakin space lasers, man.” Elon probably

Guest 1 week ago

Starlink won the link wars, now all links are Starlinks.

Guest 1 week ago

I find it amusing that NSF whose projects like The event horizon telescope requires that they have a clear uninterrupted view of the sky to look at for astronomical observations would partner with SpaceX.

Guest 1 week ago

Go SpaceX, I've never had any doubts.

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