SpaceX Halts Ukraine Military from Using Starlink for Drones

SpaceX has been working to prevent the Ukrainian military from using its Starlink internet to control drones in its ongoing war with Russia, according to a statement from President Gwynne Shotwell on Wednesday at a Washington D.C. conference (via Reuters). Ukraine has been using Starlink since Russia’s initial invasion of the country last year, though […]

Russian Arms Supplier Claims New Tech Can Detect Starlink Dishes

A Russian arms supplier claims it developed technology for detecting Starlink dishes within a certain range, allowing military forces to target and attack the SpaceX hardware. Russia’s Sestroretsk Arms Factory unveiled the “Borshchevik” (“Hogweed”) system, as developed to locate Starlink dishes from distances up to 10 kilometers (6.2) miles away, according to a report from […]

SpaceX Reportedly Raising Starlink Prices in Ukraine

SpaceX is raising prices for Starlink internet in Ukraine, following struggles to lock down continued funding for the country’s satellite internet hardware and services, according to a report from PC Mag, citing user reports from Ukraine. The news came in email form for many users of the internet service, with SpaceX alerting customers that it […]

SpaceX Asks Pentagon to Take Over Paying for Starlink in Ukraine: Report

With over 20,000 Starlink kits donated to Ukraine for satellite internet, SpaceX has helped the nation that’s under attack from Russia stay connected, amid communication networks being destroyed in the country. Now, according to leaked documents obtained by CNN, SpaceX is asking the U.S. government to take over paying for Starlink satellite internet in Ukraine, […]

SpaceX Has Sent 25,000 Starlink Kits to Ukraine, Says Elon Musk

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has offered Starlink terminals and services to those defending themselves against Russia in Ukraine, recently positing a new estimate for how many are using the service in the country. @ElonMusk said on Sunday that there are around 25,000 Starlink terminals in Ukraine, but he also added that each can also be […]

Ukraine Officials Report Starlink Outages; SpaceX Costs to Hit $100 Million Says Musk

Military users of SpaceX’s Starlink in key areas of the conflict in Ukraine are reporting debilitating outages, according to one report. Ukrainian forces are reporting Starlink outages amidst efforts to defend newly liberated regions of the country, said the Financial Times on Friday. The disruption to service led to a “catastrophic” loss of communication, according to […]

Ukraine Now Has 12,000+ Starlink Dishes, Tests on Car at 130 km/h

SpaceX’s Starlink internet has been crucial for Ukraine during war time, and one Ukrainian official says it’s being widely used and regularly tested. Ukraine Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Digital Transformation @Mykhailo Fedorov shared a video on Monday depicting road tests of SpaceX’s Starlink hardware. Fedorov also added that “As of now we have […]

SpaceX’s Starlink Aid in Ukraine is Turning Military Heads in China

While SpaceX head Elon Musk was lauded throughout much of the Western world for his move to send Starlink internet and hardware to Ukraine, but China saw it a little bit differently. Musk’s move to supply Ukraine with Starlink satellite kits has caused increasing pressure from Beijing’s national security and data hawks, according to the […]

Tesla Powerwalls Are Keeping the Lights On in This Ukrainian Hospital

Ukraine’s Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Digital Transformation, Mykhailo Fedorov, shared in a Friday tweet that Tesla’s Powerwalls are powering a hospital in Borodyanka, a small town in the Kyiv region, through blackouts. The area was heavily damaged by Russian bombings, and efforts to rebuild are ongoing. “Your tech solutions help [Ukraine],” Fedorov said […]

Tesla to End Free Supercharging in Poland and Slovakia on June 1

After helping electric vehicle (EV) drivers of Ukraine and surrounding areas with free charging since March, Tesla officially plans to reinstate fees at its Superchargers. Tesla plans to begin charging idling and charging fees once again at Superchargers in Poland and Slovakia, as detailed in a letter to customers shared this month (via Reddit). The […]

SpaceX Starlink Has Nearly 150,000 Daily Active Users in Ukraine

As the Russian invasion of Ukraine goes on, Elon Musk’s company SpaceX’s Starlink internet is keeping many connected throughout the country. SpaceX’s Starlink satellite internet service has around 150,000 active users per day in Ukraine, according to a Ukrainian official on Monday (via Twitter). Ukraine’s Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Digital Transformation, @Mykhailo Fedorov, […]