The Starlink terminals promised by Elon Musk have arrived in Ukraine
According to a photograph shared by Ukraine’s vice prime minister, who had asked CEO Elon Musk for help during Russia’s invasion, SpaceX dispatched a truckload of Starlink user terminals to the country. Mykhailo Fedorov tweeted at Musk over the weekend, requesting that he send Starlink stations to Ukraine. Musk responded by stating that the country’s satellite internet service had been activated and that more terminals were on the way. Today, it appears that Musk has kept his word, replying to Fedorov’s newest tweet with, “You are most welcome.”
As fighting in Ukrainian cities continues, there are fears that cyberattacks on crucial internet infrastructure may make it more difficult for news to exit the country and for people to contact loved ones. These concerns were heightened following a series of partial outages last week.