SpaceX president says Ukraine war opened door to Starlink

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  • Wednesday, 23 Mar 2022

SpaceX internet service's move into Ukraine was accelerated by Russia's invasion, while competitor OneWeb was delayed after cutting ties with Russia's space agency. — Bloomberg

SpaceX was already close to offering internet service in Ukraine, but Russia’s invasion accelerated the process, and it’s now offering consumer connections in a war zone.

"We were close to getting the approvals to offer service but the documents weren’t all signed,” Gwynne Shotwell said Tuesday at the Satellite 2022 conference in Washington.

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