SpaceX claims that with the addition of the McMurdo Station in Antarctica, its orbit-based Starlink broadband service now covers all seven continents

Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX, tweeted on Sunday that the high-speed internet service routed through low-Earth orbit is now truly global

The service has only recently launched in Africa, beginning in Mozambique and Nigeria, and will be available in the Philippines by the end of the year, allowing it to make inroads into Southeast Asia

As Musk himself points out, the service is even being used by scientists in Antarctica

Starlink has been in operation in Australia, New Zealand, and a number of countries in the Americas and Europe for some time

Notably, it has not been activated in Russia, the world's largest country by land area. Starlink was activated in Ukraine earlier this year, shortly after Russia invaded. 

Thousands of Starlink receivers have also been delivered to Ukraine in order to keep war-torn areas connected. Musk also stated that Starlink has resisted Russian attempts to jam it.

Over 3,000 Starlink satellites are currently in orbit, and SpaceX plans to add at least a thousand more under its current license from the US Federal Communications Commission.

The company has expressed a desire to expand the mega-constellation to 50,000 flying vehicles

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