Recently on Saturday, Mykhailo Fedorov, Ukraine’s Vice Prime Minister and minister of digital transformation asked Elon Musk for assistance during Russia’s invasion. Fedorov requested Musk for more Starlink terminals as the Russian invasion is disrupting 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!” Fedorov tweeted at Musk. “We ask you to provide Ukraine with Starlink stations and to address sane Russians to stand.”

 

Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX replied that Starlink internet was already active in Ukraine and he said he’ll help Ukraine by sending more terminals.

On Monday 28th of February, Mykhailo Fedorov tweeted a picture of a truckload of Starlink stations.

The Starlink stations have successfully arrived in Ukraine. Then, Fedorov thanked Musk on Twitter.

“Starlink — here. Thanks, @elonmusk,” he said on Twitter.

Musk replied: “You are most welcome.”

 

Until now, the company has nearly 2,000 active Starlink satellites in orbit. In January during a launch Livestream, SpaceX claimed that it had 145,000 active Starlink internet users.

A standard Starlink kit costs $499. The Starlink terminals that look like home satellite dishes will be connected to Starlink satellites to access high-speed internet. The high-speed internet provided by Starlink satellites will be active soon.

From now onwards, Ukrainians will have the access to the fastest satellite internet technology ever.

Before Musk’s contribution to Ukraine, a volcanic eruption disrupted an undersea internet communication cable, cutting off internet access to the country. Last month, Elon Musk donated 50 Starlink terminals to Tonga. Also, a team of engineers from SpaceX helped the country to restore internet access.

 

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