The Starlink satellite Internet, built by the American company SpaceX, became available on all continents. This was announced by the head of the company, Elon Musk, in his profile on the social network Twitter.
“The Starlink network is now active on all continents, including Antarctica,” boasted Elon Musk. The billionaire previously wrote that Starlink was “intended for peaceful use only.”
SpaceX continues to actively build its Starlink satellite constellation. A few hours ago, the company launched 54 new telecommunications satellites into low Earth orbit, bringing the total number to 3,200.
SpaceX has permission to launch 12,000 more spacecraft and is hoping for approval for another 30,000 satellites. The company plans to carry out more than 60 space launches this year and increase to 100 next year.
The main purpose of the Starlink constellation is to provide broadband Internet access services around the world, including in hard-to-reach regions where laying fiber optic cables is impossible or impractical.
According to Starlink network coverage map, satellite internet is not available only in Russia, Belarus, Afghanistan, Venezuela, Iran, Cuba, China, North Korea and Syria. The “waiting list” includes several American states and Ukraine, and the “expect soon” category includes India, Kazakhstan, Turkey, etc.