How Elon Musk’s satellite Internet is coming to Ukraine’s defence


Billionaire Musk, co-founder of companies PayPal, Tesla, SpaceX and others, has never been a typical tech tycoon. While others are cool and detached, he’s a showman. — Reuters

In a move as rogue-ishly provocative as his moonshot, Elon Musk is inserting himself into the drama of international conflict by bolstering Ukraine’s Internet connection to the outside world.

Last Wednesday, his trucks delivered a second shipment of satellite-based Starlink Internet terminals to a battered Ukraine, responding to a plea from the nation’s vice prime minister. His initial shipment arrived on Feb 28, only four days after Russian forces launched an assault on the nation.

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