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SpaceX’s Starlink is Now Active on all Continents, Including Antarctica: Elon Musk

According to agency reports, the National Science Foundation (NSF) had announced testing of one of Starlink’s internet terminals at McMurdo Station in Antarctica last week.
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Elon Musk’s Starlink is now available in all seven continents, including Antarctica. According to agency reports, the National Science Foundation (NSF) had announced testing of one of Starlink’s internet terminals at McMurdo Station in Antarctica last week.

A part of Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Corp (SpaceX), Starlink delivers internet broadband from a constellation of satellites that orbit the lower earth. The company’s recent findings show that it has launched more than 3,000 satellites and serves over 400,000 subscribers. 

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Elon Musk also confirmed the news in a tweet shared on September 19, 2022.

The McMurdo Station in Antarctica has nearly 1,000 users with a satellite internet of 17 mbps speed. The internet service in this region is expected to improve with Starlink in terms of reliability during rough climate conditions. 

The testing at McMurdo Station at Antarctica is believed to have led to the successful distribution of Starlink’s internet coverage on all continents. The NSF also claims that the increased bandwidth provided by Starlink is expected to help scientists continue their research in remote locations.

According to Reuters, T-Mobile is set to use Starlink satellites to provide network access to mobile users in the United States. “Most mobile phones used by the company’s customers will be compatible with the new service. It will begin with texting services in a beta phase, beginning by the end of the next year,” Musk said.

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Bhuvana Kamath
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