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Elon Musk Activates Satellites To Power Internet Access In Ukraine

The founder, CEO, and Chief Engineer at SpaceX; early-stage investor, CEO, and Product Architect of Tesla, Inc., Elon Musk has said his company’s Starlink satellites have activated in Ukraine amid the Russian military’s continued invasion.

The satellite activation will power internet connectivity challenges Ukraine is facing as the Russian invasion continued.

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Internet service has been disrupted in several cities throughout Ukraine, including the capital city, Kyiv, Mariupol, Kharkiv, and Kherson.

According to Wikipedia, Starlink is a satellite internet constellation operated by SpaceX providing satellite Internet access coverage to most of the Earth The constellation has grown to over 1,700 satellites through 2021, and will eventually consist of many thousands of mass-produced small satellites in low Earth orbit (LEO), which communicate with designated ground transceivers.

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