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150,000 using SpaceX’s Starlink daily


An arrival in Ukraine of the Starlink satellite antennas from SpaceX, commonly known as terminals.

Fedorov Mykhailo is on Twitter

Elon Musk’sSpaceX expands its Starlink satellite internet network. besieged UkraineA government official stated that the service was used daily by about 150,000 citizens.

Mykhailo Fedorov (Ukraine digital minister) tweeted Monday that Starlink’s “rough data” shows that there are approximately 150K active users each day.

Fedorov said, “This support is vital for Ukraine’s infrastructure”

Starlink, SpaceX’s satellite network in low-Earth orbit that has approximately 2,000 satellites is designed to provide high-speed internet access anywhere on Earth. In March, the company stated that Starlink has approximately 250,000 subscribers. This includes enterprise and consumer customers.

Notably, there is a difference between the daily active user count and the Starlink terminals or subscribers in Ukraine. This could be because multiple users can connect to the terminal.

There are more than 10,000 Starlink terminals – also known as dishes or antenna – providing service to Ukraine, NBC NewsLast week, they were reported. These funds came from many sources. CNBC reported that the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) said in April that “a variety of stakeholders” had contributed more than $15 million worth of hardware and transport services to help deliver 5,000 Starlink Terminals to Ukraine. USAID also purchased 1,333 SpaceX terminals directly.

Fedorov caught Musk’s attention via a tweetShortly after Russia invaded Ukraine, a government official sent a request for help after an alleged cyberattack had disrupted the previous satellite internet service. The Russian military then began to destroy communications infrastructure.