Starlink Activated Over Ukraine, Citizen-Defenders Now Have Access to SatellitesAs freedom-loving citizens do what they can for the people of hard-pressed Ukraine, SpaceX founder Elon Musk has answered a call from Ukraine for help that only he could provide.
On Sunday, Musk announced that SpaceX’s Starlink satellite broadband service was active in Ukraine where the Russian invasion was vastly disrupting internet access, according to Fox Business.
On Saturday, Mykhailo Fedorov, the Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine, begged Musk for help.
“[W]hile you try to colonize Mars — Russia try to occupy Ukraine! While your rockets successfully land from space — Russian rockets attack Ukrainian civil people! We ask you to provide Ukraine with Starlink stations and to address sane Russians to stand,” Fedorov tweeted.
“Starlink service is now active in Ukraine,” Musk tweeted in response. “More terminals en route.”