- Nov 22, 2015
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Elon Musk has activated Starlink satellite internet to facilitate communication in Ukraine:
Elon Musk says Starlink satellite service is activated in Ukraine, where the Russian invasion has caused internet disruptions
A Ukrainian government official tweeted at Musk on Saturday, asking him to provide Starlink terminals to Ukraine. Musk responded just hours later.
Elon Musk Says Starlink Satellite Service Is Activated in Ukraine, Where the Russian Invasion Has Caused Internet Disruptions
SpaceX founder Elon Musk tweeted Saturday evening that the company's Starlink satellite internet service "is now active in Ukraine" with "more terminals en route."
Musk's announcement came in direct response to a plea from a Ukrainian government official for more Starlink stations amid a Russian invasion that disrupted Ukraine's internet services.
"While you try to colonize Mars — Russia try to occupy Ukraine! While your rockets successfully land from space — Russian rockets attack Ukrainian civil people!" Mykhailo Fedorov, the Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine, tweeted at Musk earlier on Saturday. "We ask you to provide Ukraine with Starlink stations and to address sane Russians to stand."