SpaceX's Starlink internet service reaches Antarctica

SpaceX's Starlink internet constellation is getting a serious remote-service test.

And Starlink broadband is now beaming into one of the most remote communities on Earth — McMurdo Station

"NSF-supported USAP scientists in #Antarctica are over the moon! Starlink is testing polar service with a newly deployed user terminal at McMurdo Station

increasing bandwidth and connectivity for science support," the U.S. National Science Foundation said via Twitter on Wednesday

SpaceX celebrated the milestone as well. "Starlink is now on all seven continents! In such a remote location like Antarctica,

SpaceX has already launched more than 3,200 Starlink satellites to low Earth orbit.

if all goes according to plan: SpaceX has permission to loft 12,000 Starlink spacecraft

and the company has applied for permission from an international regulator to orbit 30,000 more satellites on top of that.