Starlink is a space-based system of some 2,000 satellites that SpaceX has been building for years to bring internet access to underserved areas of the world, with the company referring to its dishes as terminals.
Several large cities in Ukraine were left without internet or phone connection after Russian attacks, The Independent reports.
On Saturday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said he spoke with Musk, and said more satellites would be made available for Ukrainians.
He tweeted: “Talked to @elonmusk. I’m grateful to him for supporting Ukraine with words and deeds. Next week we will receive another batch of Starlink systems for destroyed cities. Discussed possible space projects. But I’ll talk about this after the war.”
Talked to @elonmusk. I\u2019m grateful to him for supporting Ukraine with words and deeds. Next week we will receive another batch of Starlink systems for destroyed cities. Discussed possible space projects . But I\u2019ll talk about this after the war.
Musk has also mocked Russia after state space agency boss Dmitry Rogozin said the country would stop providing rocket engines to the United States in response to sanctions.
Rogozin suggested Americans can instead go to space on “broomsticks”. Musk posted a screenshot of an article with Rogozin’s quote, and tweeted “American broomstick” under a video of a SpaceX Falcon 9 launching 47 Starlink satellites to orbit.
It comes as the company claims it was asked by some governments, but not Ukraine, to block Russian news sources.
He tweeted: “Sorry to be a free speech absolutist.”
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