Canal_Volphied t1_j5ok9j2 wrote

> Hell, Starlink will soon be serving Antarctica. Currently they send data back via tapes, flown on airplanes.

Wrong. Satellite connection with Antarctica existed long before Starlink.

>McMurdo, being a major hub for climate science and geology, among other things, already had a fairly serious satellite uplink through a traditional provider. SpaceX isn’t the first or only one using space lasers for communication — NASA had the jump on them by a couple decades and is looking into it as a way to provide high-speed internet for Artemis.