This year, China will begin building its own constellation of satellites to compete with Starlink

China’s military-industrial complex is set to begin building its first constellation of low-Earth orbit (LEO) satellites in a bid to catch up with SpaceX’s Starlink, reports Reuters. The creation of a group of Chinese low-orbit satellites is entrusted to the state-owned company China Aerospace Science & Industry Corporation Limited (CASIC), ... Read more

Starlink offers to try the global roaming service for $200/month

The SpaceX company e-mails offers to those who wish to try the global roaming service in countries where there is no full support for Starlink work yet. At the same time, it warns that sometimes there may be no connection at all. “Global Roaming makes use of Starlink’s inter-satellite links ... Read more

Coverage of 96.7% of the route: the Ministry of Digital Transformation and Ukrzaliznytsia tested Starlink in Intercity+ (video)

During 2023, satellite Internet from Starlink will appear in all Intercity+ trains. This was stated by the chairman of Ukrzaliznytsia board Oleksandr Kamyshin, reports the Ministry of Digital Transformation. Minister of Digital Transformation Mykhailo Fedorov and Oleksandr Kamyshin personally tested how the Internet works in Intercity. During the journey along ... Read more

SpaceX launched the first 54 Starlink v2.0 satellites into orbit

On December 28, 2022, the SpaceX Falcon 9 launch vehicle launched into low Earth orbit the first 54 Starlink satellites of the new generation, so-called v2.0 or Gen2. The launch took place at 11:34 Kyiv time from the SLC-40 launch pad of the US Air Force Base at Cape Canaveral. ... Read more

Ukraine will receive more than 10,000 Starlink terminals from SpaceX, Minister Fedorov said

Ukraine agreed with Elon Musk’s SpaceX corporation to receive thousands of additional Starlink terminals to counter Russian attacks aimed at destroying energy infrastructure. More than 10,000 Starlink devices that provide satellite Internet will be sent to Ukraine in the coming months, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Digital Transformation of ... Read more

From one pocket to another: SpaceX purchased a large Twitter advertising campaign for Starlink

Elon Musk’s SpaceX ordered one of the largest advertising packages available on Twitter, the social network he recently acquired for $44 billion and in which he currently serves as CEO. The campaign will promote Twitter’s Starlink satellite internet service in Spain and Australia, according to the social network’s internal documents, ... Read more

Poland transferred 1,570 additional Starlink terminals to Ukraine

Ukraine received another 1,570 additional Starlink terminals from Poland. This was reported on Telegram by the Minister of Digital Transformation Mykhailo Fedorov. Since the beginning of the full-scale invasion, Ukraine has received more than 20,000 Starlink terminals from governments of various countries and private individuals, 5 thousand of them with ... Read more

Elon Musk says that Starlink will continue to work in Ukraine, even if the Pentagon does not want to pay for it

The operation of Starlink satellite Internet in Ukraine is not threatened, at least that is what Elon Musk promises in a new message on Twitter. Even earlier, the richest businessman in the world declared that will continue to fund Starlink for the government of Ukraine. This comes after CNN published ... Read more

The US may begin a review of whether Musk’s latest activities threaten national security, including the deal to buy Twitter

The Biden administration is debating whether the US should review some of Elon Musk’s business projects for national security, including a deal to buy Twitter Inc and SpaceX’s Starlink satellite internet, reports Bloomberg. As noted, there is growing concern among US officials over Musk’s recent threat to cut off the ... Read more

“The hell with it…”: Elon Musk will continue to finance Starlink for Ukraine

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk reversed his decision to stop funding Starlink terminals sent to Ukraine saying on Twitter that the company will continue to provide “free” satellite internet to the government, even if it means losing money. “The hell with it…,” writes Musk on Twitter. “Even though Starlink is still ... Read more

China asked Elon Musk not to deploy Starlink on its territory

Last week in an interview with Financial Times Elon Musk said that representatives of the Chinese government directly asked him not to open access to Starlink on the territory of China. Musk told the FT that, according to the media’s summary, “Beijing has made it clear that it disapproves of ... Read more

Starlink works on all continents, including Antarctica, but not in Russia

On September 19, after the launch of the next batch of Starlink satellites, Elon Musk announced that the satellite Internet from SpaceX now works on all continents, even in Antarctica. This is true, but there is a nuance. Starlink is now active on all continents, including Antarctica — Elon ... Read more

SpaceX and T-Mobile to launch mobile communications for smartphones in the US through Starlink, and possibly around the world

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk and T-Mobile President Mike Siewert announced their plan to provide universal connectivity for smartphone users with no “dead zones” thanks to Starlink satellites. As the companies note, despite the active development of terrestrial wireless networks LTE and 5G, more than 20% of the territory of the ... Read more

Starlink lowers the price of Internet for many countries – for Ukraine as well

Good news from Starlink: Elon Musk’s company is reducing Internet prices in response to “local market conditions.” The changes affected many countries, including Ukraine. Now, instead of $100, a monthly subscription costs $60 for our users. Such discounts are reported all over the world. For example, in Great Britain the ... Read more

Poland transferred 5,000 Starlink terminals to Ukraine

About the transfer of a large number of additional Starlink terminals, the Minister of Digital transformation Mykhailo Fedorov informed, thanking his Polish colleague Janusz Cieszyński. “Our Polish friends gave 5 thousand Starlinks to Ukraine. This will help Ukrainians to always be in touch, and critical infrastructure objects to work in ... Read more

Hacked Starlink for $25: A researcher hacked a terminal to warn SpaceX about security flaws

Hack a Starlink terminal for $25 – now we know it’s possible. Lennert Wouters, a security researcher at KU Leuven, has created a hacking device that can disrupt the terminal. The inventor presented his development at the Black Hat security conference. Moreover, he wants to make it available for others ... Read more

Europe’s two biggest satellite Internet companies, OneWeb and Eutelsat, are teaming up to compete with Starlink

Satellite internet operators OneWeb and Eutelsat plan to merge in hopes of becoming a stronger competitor to SpaceX’s Starlink, writes Engadget. The merger, which is subject to approval by regulators and Eutelsat shareholders, is expected to close by mid-2023. The deal values ​​OneWeb at $3.4 billion, and OneWeb and Eutelsat ... Read more

Tesla Powerwall 2 helps Donetsk Region stay connected

Probably, this is not exactly the scenario of use that Elon Musk’s companies expected when they developed Powerwall and Starlink, but currently, it is thanks to them that part of the infrastructure of Ukraine is supported. The occupiers have damaged a significant part of important objects, due to which, in ... Read more

Starlink in Ukraine: How does it work and can orcs intercept the signal?

Today, information is the most valuable thing in the world. Of course, after a person’s life. Distortion of information or its limitation can lead to serious negative consequences. Immediately after the beginning of the full-scale invasion of Russia on the territory of Ukraine, the enemy first of all began to ... Read more

Starlink has started sending terminals for regular users to Ukraine

Starlink satellite internet has been available for orders from Ukraine for some time, but the company did not ship terminals. Today, Ukrainians who have pre-ordered the service have started receiving letters stating that they can finally complete the payment for the service and receive a terminal at their address. “We ... Read more

Starlink Ukraine has received an operator’s license in Ukraine

Minister of Digital Transformation Mykhailo Fedorov said that Starlink Ukraine, which is a representative of the satellite Internet project from SpaceX Elon Musk, has received an operator’s license in Ukraine. “The company has just been entered in the Register of Providers of Electronic Communications Networks and Services at No. 1. ... Read more

China wants to develop weapons against Starlink, as satellites can be used for military purposes

The Chinese military want to be able to disable or even destroy Starlink Internet satellites. They stated this in an article in the journal Modern Defense Technology. The authors emphasize that satellites can be used for military purposes for the benefit of other states. This threatens China’s national security. Military researchers ... Read more

Elon Musk has revealed the details of Starlink 2.0 satellites

According to SpaceX CEO Elona Musk, the next generation of Starlink satellites will be bigger and more powerful, designed to provide Internet access in remote parts of the world. The billionaire recently discussed the details of Starlink 2.0 in the popular YouTube show Everyday Astronaut. In a 32-minute video, Musk ... Read more

“The word Nazi does not mean what he thinks it means,” Elon Musk responded to threats from the head of Roscosmos

The founder of Tesla, SpaceX, the richest man in the world and possibly the new owner of Twitter Inc. Elon Musk commented on the threats of Roscosmos chairman Dmitry Rogozin. The latter spread information in the Russian propaganda media about the transfer of the Starlink satellite Internet terminals to the ... Read more

There are approximately 150,000 Starlink satellite Internet users in Ukraine

On February 26, in response to a request from the Ukrainian government, Elon Musk’s SpaceX sent thousands of Starlink terminals to Ukraine. During the month, the number of Ukrainian downloads of Starlink, which is used to connect computers and phones to terminals, rose from zero to 215,000 (representing 58% of ... Read more