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Starlink internet service up and running in Ukraine, says Elon Musk

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By Tekato Longkumer Updated: Feb 27, 2022 10:14 pm
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Dimapur, Feb. 27 (EMN): SpaceX CEO Elon Musk in a tweet today said that Starlink, SpaceX’s satellite internet service, has gone live in war-torn Ukraine.

Musk made the statement on Twitter Saturday after Ukraine’s Vice Prime Minister Mykhailo Fedorov requested the tech billionaire to provide Starlink’s satellite-based internet service to the country after Russia invaded Ukraine last week.

@elonmusk, 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,” wrote Fedorov.

In response to Fedorov’s plea, Musk replied, “Starlink service is now active in Ukraine. More terminals en route.”

Ukraine’s telecommunications network has been adversely affected by the Russian invasion, according to Neblocks.

Starlink uses massive constellations of satellites in LEO (Low Earth Orbit) to provide low-cost internet to remote locations. Currently, SpaceX has launched more than 1,700 Starlink satellites into orbit, and the company plans on launching more than 42,000 satellites.

According to SpaceX, Starlink is capable of delivering 150Mbps internet speeds to theoretically any place on the planet.

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By Tekato Longkumer Updated: Feb 27, 2022 10:14:28 pm
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