Elon Musk’s Starlink active in Ukraine to relieve war struck connectivity
The development occurs on Sunday.
Elon Musk’s Starlink active in Ukraine now. As Russia wages war on Ukraine, Ukraine encounters connectivity issues. Firstly, internet service is facing disruption in many cities of Ukraine. The cities are namely, Kyiv, Mariupol, Kharkiv, and Kherson. Netblocks, a watchdog of cyber services reports the blockage of internet facilities in the named cities.
On 26th February, Ukrainian Vice Prime Minister Mykhailo Fedorov beseeches Elon Musk to provide Starlink stations to Ukraine.
Further, after 10 hours of receiving the appeal, Elon musk tweets back to inform that Starlink services are now active in Ukraine.
Details as Elon Musk’s Starlink active in Ukraine:
The founder of SpaceX, Elon Musk is the owner of Starlink satellites. Starlink is a network with around two thousand satellites. These satellites orbit around the lower altitude of the earth.
Starlink does not work following traditional internet infrastructure. Starlink provides high-speed broadband connectivity by connecting user terminals across the globe. It is because of this that the Starlink services can be easily made available in disaster hit regions or those under war or crisis of reach.
Starlink is now active in the Eastern European country, Ukraine. Moreover, Elon says that more terminals are on their way to Ukraine. However, Starlink or Elon has not disclosed the details of the additional satellites so as when and how many there would be.