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A Truck Loaded With SpaceX Starlink Terminals Has Arrived In Ukraine, As Elon Musk Promised

A Truck Loaded With SpaceX Starlink Terminals Has Arrived In Ukraine

Ukraine’s vice prime minister, Mykhailo Fedorov, tweeted on Monday that a truckload of Starlink terminals had arrived in the country and thanked SpaceX CEO Elon Musk.

“You are most welcome,” Musk replied.

The terminals, which resemble home satellite dishes, connect to Starlink satellites to access high-speed internet. A typical Starlink kit will cost you $499.

Fedorov requested more Starlink stations in Ukraine on Saturday since the Russian invasion has disrupted the country’s internet services.

“While you try to colonize Mars — Russia try to occupy Ukraine! While your rockets successfully land from space — Russian rockets attack Ukrainian civil people!” Fedorov tweeted at Musk.

“We ask you to provide Ukraine with Starlink stations and to address sane Russians to stand.”

Musk responded by stating that the Starlink satellite service had been activated in Ukraine and terminals were on their way.

It’s not the first time SpaceX has provided Starlink terminals to vulnerable economies. Musk volunteered to deliver the terminals to Tonga last month when a volcanic eruption destroyed an underwater internet cable, cutting off the country’s internet connectivity. A SpaceX crew has also been assisting in restoring internet services in Tonga.