Ukraine Receives Truckload of Starlink Terminals, Gives Thanks to Elon Musk [PIC]
After requesting to Elon Musk for Starlink satellite internet access for Ukraine, the SpaceX CEO responded a mere 10 hours later to say the service was active in the country, while also adding more terminals were coming.
On Monday, Mykhailo Fedorov, Ukraine’s Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Digital Transformation, shared a picture of a truckload of Starlink terminals arriving in the country, currently under attack by Russia.
Pictured are at least 29 boxes representing original Starlink terminals, that allow for connectivity for satellite internet, from SpaceX’s constellation of Starlink satellites orbiting the globe.
“Starlink—here. Thanks, @elonmusk,” said Fedorov. Musk replied just moments ago with, “you are most welcome.”
You are most welcome
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 28, 2022
With a Starlink terminal, Ukraine will be able to connect to satellite dishes in low Earth orbit, and remain connected online. The Starlink hardware includes a satellite dish, that connects to a wireless router. All that is needed is a standard wall plug for power.
With Starlink internet, Ukraine will be able to remain online, as communications remain under attack from Russian military and bombing.