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Starlink now available in 100 countries, says Musk

In the recent announcement, Elon Musk said that its internet service has reached 100 countries, Sierra Leone in Africa being the 100th from the list. Musk made the announcement via an X post.

Edited By: Saumya Nigam @snigam04 New Delhi Updated on: June 12, 2024 13:47 IST
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Starlink, the satellite internet service provider is reportedly present in 100 countries now, said Elon Musk, the CEO of SpaceX. Sierra Leone in Africa is the 100th country to join the list with Starlink internet service. For those who do not know about Sierra Leone- it is the 10th African nation to be connected to Starlink.

The news was shared via a post on X (formerly known as Twitter), where Musk shared: “Starlink is now available in 100 countries!”.

On X, Starlink shared: “This marks the 100th country, territory, or other market around the world where Starlink’s high-speed, low-latency internet is available.”

Sierra Leone’s National Communications Authority (NATCA) approved Starlink’s licence, after about a year of technical evaluations that began in 2023.

Chief Minister David Moinina Sengeh reportedly called it a “pivotal step towards the government’s goal of universal connectivity and educational transformation”.

Last week, the company got approval from Sri Lanka to launch the satellite service.

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President Ranil Wickremesinghe said the launch “will revolutionise our connectivity, opening up new horizons, especially for our youth”.

In May, Musk launched Starlink in Indonesia and Fiji.

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As per Musk, no long-term contract is required to order the high-speed internet service for Starlink.

He said, It is “easy to order online in 2 minutes.”

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Elon Musk and Indonesian Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin launched SpaceX's satellite internet service for the nation's health sector on Sunday, aiming to improve access in remote parts of the sprawling archipelago. The billionaire head of SpaceX and Tesla arrived on the Indonesian resort island of Bali by private jet before attending the launch ceremony at a community health centre in the provincial capital, Denpasar.

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Gopi Thotakura, an India-born aviator and commercial pilot based in the United States, recently joined five other space tourists on a short recreational trip to space. In 2021, three major players in private space tourism - Virgin Galactic, Blue Origin, and SpaceX - successfully executed their first missions. Although SpaceX did not have a mission of its own, billionaire Jared Issacman chartered its Crew Dragon spacecraft for a trip into space.

Inputs from IANS

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