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Ukraine thanks Elon Musk as Starlink activated

Update : 06 Mar 2022, 14:28

Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has thanked Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk for activating Starlink satellite net in the war-struck place. Elements of Ukraine have been impacted, and communication channels are disrupted amid the war with Russia.

Starlink is a satellite internet constellation operated by SpaceX providing satellite Internet access coverage to most of the Earth.

In a video on Instagram, Ukraine President Zelenskyy invited Musk to visit Ukraine after the war. Mr Zelensky later tweeted: “Talked to @elonmusk. I'm grateful to him for supporting Ukraine with words and deeds. The Ukraine President even goes forward and invitations Musk to Ukraine after the war is more than. Musk replies that he looks forward to “visiting” the country when the war is above. “Next week we will receive another batch of Starlink systems for destroyed cities. Discussed possible space projects. But I'll talk about this after the war.”

Ukraine President also shared a tweet the place he thanked Elon Musk‘s SpaceX undertaking Starlink for providing web connectivity in Ukraine. Starlink aims to supply online providers straight by using satellites instead of wired cables that most telcos rely on. In principle, Starlink world-wide-web can be activated in sites in which getting wired connections could seem to be pretty much impossible.

In February 2022, Ukraine’s Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Electronic Transformation, Mykhailo Fedorov, requested Musk to grow Starlink internet in Ukraine amid war with Russia. In a sharp tweet, Fedorov reported that Musk aims to colonise Mars, when Russia invades Ukraine. In just 24 hours, Musk responded, indicating that his Starlink solutions are activated in Ukraine.

Last week, Musk announced that Starlink satellite internet service was “active in Ukraine” with “more terminals en route,” after Mykhailo Fedorov, the Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine, tweeted at Musk.

Fedorov requested Starlink after the Russian invasion disrupted internet access for some Ukrainians.

Musk warned earlier this week that the system could be targeted.

Mr Musk tweeted: “Starlink is the only non-Russian communications system still working in some parts of Ukraine, so the probability of being targeted is high.”

Musk advised users to only turn on the system when needed and to place the antenna as far away from people as possible.

Starlink is the low-Earth orbit internet service that SpaceX has been building out for the past several years.

It is a constellation of connected satellites that, in theory, will be able to provide high-speed internet to large swaths of the world.

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