From cities to Antarctica: SpaceX’s Starlink already works on all continents

Elon Musk ‘s satellite internet service is already active on all continents, but not in all countries.


Elon Musk has announced that the Starlink satellite internet service is now active on all continents.

SpaceX’s CEO tweeted Sunday night: “Starlink is now active on all continents, including Antarctica.”

Starlink to the world

SpaceX launched a batch of 54 Starlink satellites on Sunday after five previous attempts were canceled due to bad weather.

These satellites have joined the 3,076 Starlink satellites in operation in low Earth orbit. The goal is to have up to 42,000 satellites by mid-2027.

By engulfing the Earth with thousands of satellites, Starlink ‘s goal is to bring high-speed Internet to rural, remote and hard-to-connect areas with broadband service.

Of course, Starlink is not yet available for all countries, so it will be necessary to wait a few months to, for example, test the service in ours.

in the midst of threats

Elon Musk also took advantage of the moment to point out that his satellites are being used for peaceful use, after the threats made by Russia about alleged US private satellites that can be used militarily.

Ukraine is one of the most notable areas in which Starlink operates . Musk sent terminals to the country after the country’s deputy prime minister, Mykhailo Fedorov , asked Musk for help in February.

The last published figure for Starlink ‘s user base was in May, when CNBC reported that there were more than 400,000 subscribers worldwide.