Invasion of Ukraine - Elon Musk says Starlink internet service is activated over Ukraine
Steph Deschamps / February 27, 2022
Elon Musk said Saturday in a tweet in response to a call from a Ukrainian official that his SpaceX group had activated Starlink satellite internet service in Ukraine and that the company was sending equipment to the country.
Starlink service is now up and running. Other terminals are on the way, said on Twitter the boss of Tesla and SpaceX. Ten hours earlier, Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Mykhailo Fedorov had challenged the billionaire on the social network, asking him to provide Ukraine with Starlink stations. While you are trying to colonize Mars, Russia is trying to occupy Ukraine! If your rockets land successfully from space, Russian rockets attack Ukrainian civilians! We ask you to provide Ukraine with Starlink stations, wrote the Ukrainian official in charge of the digital sector on Saturday morning. He also called on Elon Musk to encourage sane Russians to oppose their government. SpaceX launched a second shipment of about 50 Starlink satellites on Friday, intended to provide an internet connection to customers around the world. As of Saturday, it was unclear how users in Ukraine had the ground capacity to receive the service.