Elon Musk activates Starlink satellite internet service in Ukraine

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    89888879 Elon Musk activates Starlink satellite internet service in Ukraine

    With Russian invasion of Ukraine, the country has been experiencing internet outages and disruptions in connectivity

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    10 hours after Mykhailo Fedorov Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine and Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine reached out to the CEO of SpaceX, Elon Musk for the company’s satellite internet service – Starlink, SpaceX has activated the Starlink satellite internet service in Ukraine.

    Elon Musk responded to Fedorov’s tweet saying “Starlink service is now active in Ukraine. More terminals en route.”

    Since satellite internet service like Starlink is not bound by traditional internet infrastructure, quick deployment in hard-to-reach areas during disasters and wartime situations is possible. Starlink works with a mesh of about 2000 low orbit satellites, providing broadband speeds up to 150Mbps via a pizza box-sized dish antennae that track the satellites. The on-ground hardware is called user terminals.

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