A shipment of terminals from Elon Musk’s Starlink satellite Internet service arrived in Ukraine on Monday, according to a Ukrainian minister who had made the request to the South African billionaire.
The satellite network star link could thus help bring an Internet connection to the areas hit by the assaults of the Russian army, which invaded Ukraine.
Starlink has arrived. Thanks Elon Musktweeted Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Mykhailo Fedorov, head of the country’s digital sector, with a photo of a truck carrying terminals star link.
Thanksreplied the founder of SpaceX on the social network.
On Saturday, Mykhailo Fedorov had arrested Elon Musk on Twitter.
While you are trying to colonize Mars, Russia is trying to occupy Ukraine! As your rockets successfully land from space, Russian rockets attack Ukrainian civilians! We ask you to provide Ukraine with Starlink stationshe had written.
Since the beginning of the Russian invasion, Ukraine has been regularly targeted by cyberattacks carried out by Russian hackers, according to the country’s IT security agency, raising fears for telecommunications networks.
SpaceX also put into orbit last Friday a second series of about fifty satellites star link intended to provide an Internet connection to customers around the world without going through terrestrial infrastructures.