Elon Musk Activates Starlink Satellite Broadband

Elon Musk on 26th February 2022 in a tweet said his company SpaceX's Starlink satellite broadband service has been activated in Ukraine, after a Kyiv official urged the tech titan to provide Ukraine with stations.

The tweet came around 10 hours after Ukrainian Minister of Digital Transformation Mykhailo Fedorov urged Musk to provide Starlink services to Ukraine, days after it was invaded by Russia. Fedorov also called on the billionaire "to address sane Russians to stand" against their government's invasion.

Internet monitor NetBlocks said Ukraine has seen significant disruptions to internet service since the day Russia launched military operations in the country.

Starlink operates a constellation of more than 2,000 satellites that aim to provide internet access across the planet. The company also launched a further 50 Starlink satellites and many more are slated to be put into Earth's orbit.