SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said that 15,000 Starlink terminals have been shipped to Ukraine since the beginning of Russia’s invasion on February 24. This was stated by one of the slides that was shown in a short video presentation uploaded to Twitter, which Musk recently became the owner of.
Starlink is the name of the SpaceX network, consisting of about 2 thousand low-orbit satellites that are designed to transmit the Internet around the world. The services are used daily by about 150 thousand users in Ukraine, Deputy Prime Minister Mikhail Fedorov said in May. The services are used daily by about 150 thousand users in Ukraine, Deputy Prime Minister Mykhailo Fedorov said in May. He added that SpaceX’s Starlink satellite Internet was vital for Ukrainians in those regions who were left without communication during the Russian invasion.
Satellite technology provides Internet access for people living in rural areas or in regions where there is no access to fiber-optic cables and cell towers. The terminals will allow Ukrainian officials and critical service providers to continue to keep in touch with the outside world. Moreover, the connection will be stable even if the enemy interrupts the infrastructure of fiber-optic or cellular communications in Ukraine.
Deck from SpaceX all-hands update talk I gave last week pic.twitter.com/ApsdPjjukh
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 5, 2022
SpaceX started sending Starlink terminals to Ukraine in February. Then Musk confirmed that the service was working in the country. Probably, the US government subsidized the operation of sending Starlink terminals and services to Ukraine, as reported by The Washington Post. The US military was already pleasantly surprised by how well Starlink performed in the conditions of the Russian-Ukrainian war.
According to CNET
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