New Delhi: On Tuesday, Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Digital Transformation Mykhailo Fedorov took to his Twitter account and shared a photo of a truck loaded with terminals as Ukraine received SpaceX’s Starlink satellite internet terminals from SpaceX. Elon Musk amid continued attacks from Russia on Tuesday.
Sharing the photo, he wrote, “Starlink — here. Thanks, @elonmusk.”
— Mykhailo Fedorov (@FedorovMykhailo) February 28, 2022
“You’re welcome,” Musk tweeted in response.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 28, 2022
Previously, Mykhailo urged SpaceX founder Elon Musk to provide Starlink services to Ukraine.
“While you are trying to colonize Mars – Russia is trying to occupy Ukraine! While your rockets are successfully landing from space – Russian rockets are attacking Ukrainian civilians,” Mykhailo tweeted earlier last week.
Musk then tweeted: “Starlink service is now active in Ukraine,” adding that more terminals are on the way.
Communication takes place from one corner of the earth to another through the satellite. For this, ground bollards are needed, which are the size of a pizza box. They contain antennas for radio waves. They are placed in the open for contact with the satellite. For example, just above the roof of the building.
Starlink operates a group of more than 2000 satellites that aim to provide Internet access anywhere on Earth. The company launched 50 more Starlink satellites on Friday, with many more to be placed in Earth orbit.
The war between Russia and Ukraine is getting worse now. On Tuesday, the Russian military launched attacks targeting civilian sites, including the Kiev TV tower and the main Jewish genocide memorial in Ukraine. Five people were killed and five others were injured in the attacks on the television tower.
Moscow said today it was ready to continue talks with Kiev tonight, AFP news agency reported.