SpaceX CEO Elon MuskElon Reeve MuskHillicon Valley – Russia Restricts Access to Facebook Elon Musk and Brother Are Under Questioning for Insider Trading: Elon Musk Report Shutting Down Warren Claims He Doesn’t Pay Tax More He says the company’s Starlink satellite internet service has been activated in Ukraine amid the Russian invasion of the country.
Musk announced that the service was active on Twitter after a Ukrainian official asked the billionaire to provide the technology on Saturday.
“Tweet embedWhile trying to colonize Mars – Russia is trying to occupy Ukraine! As your missiles land successfully from space – Russian missiles are attacking Ukrainian civilians! We ask you to provide Ukraine with Starlink stations and to address sensible Russians to stand up,” Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Mikhailo Fedorov said in a tweet on Twitter. Fedrov is also the country’s minister of digital transformation.
“Starlink service is now active in Ukraine. More stops on the way, “Mask chirp as a response.
It comes as internet outages have been reported in parts of Ukraine amid the ongoing conflict.
SpaceX has a network of nearly 2,000 low-orbit satellites that help bring the Internet to remote areas around the world.
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