Elon Musk's internet service is now active on all continents, including Antarctica


19 Sep 2022 05:27 GMT

The terminal improves bandwidth and connectivity for scientific support.

The company SpaceX, owned by tycoon Elon Musk, has launched the Starlink Internet service at the United States’ McMurdo station in Antarctica, one of the most isolated human settlements on Earth.

SpaceX has been promoting Starlink for some time as a solution capable of connecting people in the most remote corners of the world and everything seems to indicate that it has now fulfilled its objective: “Starlink is now active on all continents, including Antarctica”, wrote Musk this Monday on his Twitter account.

McMurdo, located on Ross Island, operates as part of the United States Antarctic Program (USAP). The US National Science Foundation ad last week the test of Starlink, a newly installed terminal on the station, which will provide scientists with greater bandwidth when communicating with their colleagues in the rest of the world.

“USAP scientists, supported by the NSF in Antarctica, are delighted. Starlink is testing polar service with a newly deployed user terminal at McMurdo Station, increasing bandwidth and connectivity for science support,” he said. the agency.

Source: Actualidad

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