Ilan Musk kept his promise to send Starlink terminals to Ukraine, and new SpaceX shipments are being delivered to Ukraine.
Ukraine's lack of Internet connection is so severe that on February 26 (March 27) Fedorov asked Ilan Mask for help. Mask responded quickly to the request, and while activating Starlink coverage for Ukraine, promised to send additional Internet terminals.
Mask is living up to his promise. Not only have these terminals reached Ukraine, but there are reports that the service is active and available. Oleg Kutkov, a Twitter user, announced that Starlink is now active and they have access to Starlink Internet with a download speed of 136.76 Mbps and a upload speed of 23.93 Mbps.
Kyiv, a city of 2.8 million people and the capital of Ukraine, is one of the many regions in the country where Russian attacks have been reported and The New York Times reports that it has been under rocket fire for several days.
The city's Internet connection was also praised by astrophysicist and satellite researcher Jonathan McDowell. "Starlink satellites now provide Internet independent of local infrastructure," he wrote. Congratulations to SpaceX!
Starlink SpaceX Internet Service is designed to provide high-speed broadband Internet access to remote areas of the world that may not have adequate infrastructure.
This is done by a The constellation is made up of Starlink satellites, which SpaceX continuously launches into low-Earth orbit (LEO). The number of launched satellites has now reached more than 2,000, and the company has a license to launch up to 12,000 satellites; However, it plans to put another 30,000 satellites into orbit.
Cover photo: Starlink terminals delivered to Ukraine