Take Part In The War, This Is How Elon Musk Helps The Ukrainian People

Take Part In The War, This Is How Elon Musk Helps The Ukrainian People
Musk has already supplied Starlink satellites to help Ukraine following Russia's invasion

International Military - Russia's military aggression, which was deployed on February 24 to Ukraine, has in fact stolen a lot of world attention. One of them is the attention of the richest person in the world and owner of SpaceX and Tesla, Elon Musk. In the end, Elon Musk also took part in this battle.

Instead of actually going to war, Elon Musk uses the resources he has to help the people there. And not with guns, but by helping Ukrainians stay connected to their families and to the world.

In this case, Musk sent the Starlink satellite operated by SpaceX to send internet signals in Ukraine. The way it works is like an antenna in general, it will receive signals from outer space.

And the advantage is that this Starlink antenna can be carried anywhere, prioritized for rural areas or areas that are disconnected from the internet. "Starlink service is now active in Ukraine, more terminals (antennas) are on the way," Musk said on his Twitter.

Ukraine has received thousands of antennas from both Elon Musk's company and European allies, and they have proven to be very effective for residents there, reports the Washington Post.

What is Starlink?

Starlink is a satellite internet constellation operated by SpaceX. Starlink has given access to 32 countries in the world. Instead of relying on a fiber optic connection or a tower, Starlink connects users using just an antenna that can be adjusted anywhere.

Users can turn it off and on as needed, citing 19FortyFive. Donations to Ukraine in the form of a 23-inch antenna that is installed outdoors, he will receive internet signals directly from the SpaceX satellite, then pass to a typical Wi-Fi router.

Which will then share the signal with computers, tablets, smartphones and so on, reports 19FortyFive. SpaceX describes the Starlink system as "high-speed, low-latency broadband internet" for users around the world.

The connection proved to be quite stable, even for making video calls, playing online games, streaming videos and accessing data in general. "The signal quality is excellent. We have used thousands of units and other shipments will continue to arrive every day," said Mykhailo Fedorov, one of Ukraine's ministers.

With speeds between 100 to 200 mb/s and latency that can be as low as 20 ms. With that low latency, users should be able to comfortably make audio and video calls.

More than 150,000 Ukrainians have used Starlink Ukrainian Minister, Mykhailo Fedorov said that about 150,000 Ukrainians, are actively using Starlink services every day. "This is an important support for Ukraine's infrastructure and restoring the devastated region," Federov said.

"More than 10,000 Starlink terminals (antennas) are currently in use in Ukraine, and more than 15 million dollars have been spent in providing this assistance, including transportation costs," Federov added.

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