SpaceX activates 5,000 Starlink internet terminals in Ukraine

The satellite internet service has been very effective in Ukraine after the invasion of Russia

More than 5,000 Starlink satellite internet terminals have been activated in Ukraine by Elon Musk's SpaceX. Mykhailo Fedorov, Ukraine's Vice Prime Minister, told reliable sources that they are using thousands of terminals, with new consignments arriving every other day.

However, Mr. Fedorov did not provide the precise number of Starlink terminals delivered, which connected to the orbiting satellites. Still, a person familiar with the effort of Starlink in Ukraine hinted that there were around 5,000 in the country.

Mr. Fedorov claims that the Starlink internet has been very effective in Ukraine after the invasion of Russia, adding further that the link quality is exceptional.

Recently, Elon Musk, Tesla CEO, said that Starlink was activated in Ukraine and terminals are on their way to the country, after a day when Fedorov asked Mr. Musk on Twitter to send the terminals.

Ukraine has received around four shipments of Starlink terminals since March, as stated by the tweets by Fedorov. The most recent ones were delivered last week.

As per the company's website, the Starlink network has around 2,100 satellites in orbit and is built to function in areas where connectivity is defective or entirely unavailable.

SpaceX didn't instantly respond to the request for comment from the Washington Post. Musk however said to give his best regards to Jeff Bezos, owner of the newspaper, but did not answer any questions asked about his efforts with Starlink.

As per the newspaper, civilians under attack without internet connection, tech companies, and government officials of Ukraine were among the ones using Starlink.

Furthermore, Starlink is helping one of the leading Ukrainian drone units destroy Russian weaponry at night.

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