Elon Musk activates Starlink in Ukraine

Starlink is now operating in Ukraine, Elon Musk announced later Ukraine’s deputy prime minister on Saturday asked billionaire SpaceX for help The country has many communication satellites.

“The Starlink service is currently operating in Ukraine,” Musk tweeted about 10 hours after calling for help. “More terminals are on the way.”

The reaction came after Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister Mykhailo Fedorov asked the controversial business magnate for Starlink stations.

“@Elonmusk, while you try to colonize Mars – Russia tries to take Ukraine! While your rockets successfully land from space – Russian rockets hit Ukrainian civilians! ” Fedorov, also the country’s Digital Transformation Department, tweeted “We ask you to provide Ukraine with Starlink stations and solve the problem of Russians with status”.

Musk’s reaction also came when Ukraine facing the third day of attacks from Russia and the army continued to attack Kyiv.

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Starlink satellites enhance broadband services in many parts of the world and can provide data links to areas of Ukraine that have lost internet access.
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Elon Musk announced the activation of Starlink in Ukraine 10 hours after the help call.
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Musk through SpaceX has launched thousands of Starlink satellites into Earth orbit, increasing broadband service in many parts of the world. Satellites help carry large amounts of information quickly to any point on Earth, avoiding the need for fiber optic cables.

The satellites can provide data links to areas of Ukraine that lost internet connectivity during the war. Russian attacks on cities across Ukraine have caused many parts of the country to lose internet.

Russia’s The official war into Ukraine begins on Wednesday when Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a “special military operation”. Elon Musk activates Starlink in Ukraine


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