Another Batch of SpaceX Starlink Terminals Arrive in Ukraine

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Another batch of SpaceX Starlink terminals have arrived in Ukraine, according to Mykhailo Fedorov, Ukraine’s Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Digital Transformation on Tuesday.

“A new batch of Starlink stations is already in Ukraine! Technology is our future. Today it helps Ukrainians! It helps the new good to defeat the old evil. Ukraine is the future! Thank you @elonmusk! Thank you @MorawieckiM!”, said Fedorov, thanking Elon Musk and Mateusz Morawiecki, the Prime Minister of Poland, suggesting the shipment arrived through the latter.

Ukraine received its first truckload of Starlink dishes back on February 28, while a second truckload arrived on March 9. This latest batch is presumably the third shipment of Starlink terminals, which allows anyone in Ukraine to connect to Starlink satellites in lower Earth orbit for internet connectivity.

Shortly after helping Ukraine get online with Starlink, Musk warned anyone using the satellite dish for internet to be careful, citing the dish and its heat signature could be a target by invading Russian armies.

SpaceX has had to frequently update Starlink software to bypass signal jamming, which Musk referred to as free quality assurance testing. SpaceX has also sent Powerwall battery packs and solar to help Ukraine power Starlink using sustainable energy.

According to SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell, she said last week the launch of Starlink in Ukraine was numerous weeks in the making.

Last week, an internal SpaceX email confirmed there were “several hundred” Starlink dishes in Ukraine, and this latest shipment should push that total even higher.