SpaceX’s Starlink terminals help Ukraine restore internet after power cuts

According to Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Mykhailo Fedorov, SpaceX’s Starlink services have helped restore energy and communications infrastructure in critical areas.

The restoration of internet facilities came after a power outage that disrupted critical communication channels for both Ukrainian civilians and military personnel following a series of Russian attacks.

Although despite the attacks, Ukrainian troops relied on portable devices from Elon Musk’s SpaceX to communicate on the battlefield when internet access was not available.

It should not be forgotten that when Ukraine’s internet was disrupted in Ukraine back in February, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said Starlink satellite broadband service will contribute its own quota to the country by sending more terminals to Ukraine to support communications.

“Over 100 cruise missiles attacked Ukraine’s energy and communications infrastructure. But with Starlink we quickly restored the connection in critical areas,” Fedorov tweeted.

The Ukrainian government also praised Musk for allowing his Starlink satellites to broadcast after Russia invaded Ukraine in February.

According to a person responsible for dozens of Starlink devices along the frontlines, those that went down in some newly liberated areas last Friday were back online by Sunday morning.

The sources for this piece include an article in Reuters.

IT World Canada Staff
IT World Canada Staff
The online resource for Canadian Information Technology professionals.

Would you recommend this article?


Thanks for taking the time to let us know what you think of this article!
We'd love to hear your opinion about this or any other story you read in our publication.

Jim Love, Chief Content Officer, IT World Canada

Featured Download

ITW in your inbox

Our experienced team of journalists and bloggers bring you engaging in-depth interviews, videos and content targeted to IT professionals and line-of-business executives.

More Best of The Web