After a plea from the Vice President of Ukrain for Starlink stations in the country. Elon Musk tweeted confirmation that Starlink services are now active in Ukraine.
The Vice President of Ukraine and Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine, Mykhailo Fedorov, tweeted out the request to Elon Musk earlier today.
Musk replied that Starlink is now active in Ukraine. In addition, SpaceX is sending more terminals to the eastern European nation.
Starlink service is now active in Ukraine. More terminals en route.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 26, 2022
This is an essential step in the continual defence of the Ukraine.
As not only does it allow President Zelenskyy to stay connected to his people, it ensures Ukrainians stay connected to the world.
There was a significant threat that Russian troops or Russian cyber-attacks could have taken down communications in the country. However, with Starlink, this risk is significantly lower.
Especially as the only way to cut internet services now would be to hack into foreign data centres or block SpaceX signals.
SpaceX and Elon Musk have long provided humanitarian internet services when asked.
The company last stepped in to offer internet services to Tonga after a Tsunami wiped out much of the island’s communication infrastructure.
Musk nor SpaceX provided details on how many Starlink terminals are active in the nation.
Nor did they give any more information about how many terminals they were delivering.