SpaceX curbed Ukraine’s use of Starlink internet for drones
SpaceX has taken steps to prevent Ukraine’s military from using the company’s Starlink satellite internet service for controlling drones in the region during the country’s war with Russia, SpaceX’s president said Wednesday (8 February).
“However, Ukrainians have leveraged it in ways that were unintentional and not part of any agreement,” she said.
Shotwell declined to say what measures SpaceX had taken.
SpaceX has privately shipped truckloads of Starlink terminals to Ukraine, allowing the country’s military to communicate by plugging them in and connecting them with the nearly 4,000 satellites SpaceX has launched into low-Earth orbit so far.