Elon Musk’s Starlink has brought internet to the places where humans cannot live on the earth!

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One of the world’s richest people, Elon Musk’s company SpaceX is engaged in taking its Starlink satellite internet service to remote areas. The company has started testing its service in the coldest and most isolated region of the world. You are getting it right, the company is taking internet service to Antarctica. It is now potentially available at McMurdo Station off the coast of Antarctica. This means that Starlink’s internet service is now available on all seven continents. McMurdo Station is a research outpost operated by the United States Antarctic Program (USAP).

According to reports, this information was given by the US National Science Foundation on Wednesday. Starlink, with a recently deployed user terminal, is testing Polar service at McMurdo Station, increasing bandwidth and connectivity, it said in a tweet. SpaceX is also celebrating this success. The company tweeted that Starlink is now on all seven continents! In remote locations such as Antarctica, this capability is enabled through Starlink’s space laser network.

Significantly, SpaceX has launched more than 3,200 Starlink satellites into low earth orbit. The company has permission to launch 12,000 Starlink spacecraft, although an application has been made to send 30,000 more satellites into orbit.

In addition, SpaceX and America’s T-Mobile are working on a project called Coverage Above and Beyond. It aims to provide smartphone connectivity to T-Mobile customers everywhere. If all goes according to plan, SpaceX’s Starlink satellite network will start serving directly to smartphones next year. That is, the network will come directly from the satellite in the phone.

Coverage above and beyond will require Starlink version 2, which is expected to launch next year. ‘Starlink Version 2’ will be about 23 feet long and 1.25 tonnes. It will be much bigger than the current Starlink satellites, which are 300 kg. To launch ‘Starlink Version 2’, the company will need its Next Gen Transportation System, which is called Starship.