Elon Musk says SpaceX’s Starlink satellites active over Ukraine after

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    Elon Musk said Saturday SpaceX’s Starlink satellites had been activated in Ukraine, with more terminals en route.

    Driving the news: Ukrainian officials requested Musk’s help in using his company’s commercial internet network after the Russian military’s unprovoked military invasion left parts of the country offline.

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    • Ukrainian First Vice Prime Minister Mykhailo Fedorov tweeted to Musk Saturday, “while you try to colonize Mars — Russia try to occupy Ukraine! While your rockets successfully land from space — Russian rockets attack Ukrainian civil people! We ask you to provide Ukraine with Starlink stations and to address sane Russians to stand.”

    • Musk said in response to Federov, who’s also digital transformation minister, “Starlink service is now active in Ukraine. More terminals en route.”

    What to watch: Users on the ground in Ukraine won’t be able to access Starlink’s signal without their own special receivers — the “terminals” Musk referred to in his tweet.

    Go deeper: The latest on the Russia-Ukraine crisis

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