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Musk’s polar Starlink satellites win raves at Pentagon while Twitter flails

By Anthony Capaccio

14 Nov 2022 · 3 min read

Editor's Note

With all the furore surrounding Twitter, it's easy to forget that Elon Musk"s Starlink satellite system is as popular as ever - especially at the Pentagon. Bloomberg tells us why.

For all the turmoil surrounding billionaire Elon Musk's takeover of Twitter, his SpaceX remains a success story - especially at the Pentagon, where its Starlink satellite communications system is winning new praise as a potential way to reach U.S. troops in the distant reaches of the Arctic.

The Arctic is increasingly seen by the U.S. as contested territory with Russia and China. But its rough climate and remote latitudes limit communications through existing military satellites. That's where the portable Starlink units from Musk's Space Exploration Technologies come in as a possible solution.

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