Ukraine is furious at Elon Musk for cutting off Starlink during a sneak attack on a Russian ship
In order to stop a Ukrainian attack on Russian troops last year, Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, told engineers to turn off Starlink's satellite network over Crimea. This was criticized by a Ukrainian official. A new biography of Musk says that in a chat with author Walter Isaacson, the billionaire from South Africa asked, "How am I in this war?" The first of Musk's Starlink terminals arrived in Ukraine in the early days of Russia's unprovoked attack. At the same time, Western governments were working to send artillery and air defense systems to Kyiv. The billionaire finally became unhappy with the deal. There were no plans for Starlink to get involved in wars. "Musk said it was so people could watch Netflix, hang out, do schoolwork online, and do other good, peaceful things, not launch drone attacks," the book says. Isaacson asked him what he was afraid about: the attack on Russian ships by Ukraine would make the Kremlin start a nuclear war. The title of the book is "Elon Musk," and it comes out on Tuesday. An important aide to President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine slammed Musk for the news. "Elon Musk let the Russian military fire Kalibr missiles at Ukrainian cities by not letting Ukrainian drones destroy part of the Russian military fleet through Starlink interference," Mykhailo Podolyak wrote Thursday on social media after CNN talked about some of Isaacson's book's details. "Because of this, civilians, kids are dying." "This is what happens when you mix ignorance with a big ego," he said on X, which used to be called Twitter. There are more than 4,000 satellites in SpaceX's Starlink network, which serves more than 50 countries. When it comes to Ukraine, Starlink has been the key to important battlefield contacts. Isaacson also said that Musk's choice was talked about with Jake Sullivan, who is President Joe Biden's national security assistant, and Gen. Mark Milley, who is Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Isaacson says that Musk was also texting with Fedorov. The official asked Musk to fix Starlink's connection so that the attack on Russia's warship fleet could be done by Ukrainian submarine drones. The answer Musk gave was that he believed Ukraine was "going too far and inviting strategic defeat," as Isaacson's book says. If the Ukrainian attacks had been able to sink the Russian fleet, Musk said, "I think it would have been like a mini Pearl Harbor and led to a major escalation." "That wasn't something we wanted to be a part of." https://www.cnbc.com/2023/09/07/ukraine-rips-musk-disrupting-sneak-attack-russian-navy.html.
Is Starlink The Broadband Solution for Rural Colorado?
The FCC defines broadband internet as having a minimum of 25/3 Mbps, meaning a user’s download speed is 25Mbps and the upload speed is 3Mbps. However, many consider this classification outdated, saying that 100/20Mbps is today’s standard. 100/20Mbps is sometimes referred to as “Premium Evening Speed.” The FCC themselves have recommended raising the minimum transfer speeds to 100/20Mbps.
SpaceX Lofts 22 More Starlink Satellites and Sets Turnaround Record
After a couple of short delays, SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 last night from Cape Canaveral, Florida, lofting Starlink 6-8 -- twenty-two second-generation Starlink satellites to orbit. The launch was picture-perfect, with the rocket clearly visible for several minutes after liftoff and even well past staging. Thunderstorms well off to the north and east-southeast added to the light show, with dozens of lightning strokes clearly visible but far away enough not to violate any range safety rules.
Elon Musk to ‘Virtually’ Climb Everest
Like every year, celebrity stunts on Everest are creating some buzz. Buzz can grab attention but it can also be irritating. “American billionaire Elon Musk will virtually stand atop Mt. Everest later this month,” writes The Himalayan Times.
Watch the Falcon 9 Rocket Launch and Catch a Glimpse of Starlink Satellites from California Coast
Exciting news for space enthusiasts and residents of Southern California! SpaceX is scheduled to launch its Falcon 9 rocket carrying 46 Starlink satellites from Vandenberg Space Force Base on Wednesday morning. It provides an excellent opportunity to witness the spectacular sight of a missile soaring over the California coast. In this article, we will give you all the details on how to watch the rocket launch and catch a glimpse of Starlink satellites.
Elon Musk responds to Putin's war criminal accusation; Twitter lifts restrictions on Kremlin-linked accounts
In a recent tweet, Elon Musk, the second-richest person in the world, acknowledged being called a war criminal by Russian President Vladimir Putin. Musk's alleged crime, according to Putin, was helping Ukraine, a country currently in a conflict with Russia over the annexation of Crimea.
The NEW Starlink For RV, ROAM Is Here, But Is It Worth It?
It feels like the Starlink plans are changing as fast as their rockets. And lucky for you the best Starlink for RV plan just got a whole lot simpler, or did it? Let’s have a look at Starlink’s newest plan designed for the nomad life and RV’ers.
Amazon introduces Project Kuiper: It will compete with Starlink in the satellite internet service.
Project Kuiper, Amazon’s low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite network, aims to provide fast, affordable broadband to communities that are unserved or underserved by traditional communication technologies. To achieve this mission, Project Kuiper engineers have developed a new antenna architecture that is smaller, lighter, and more affordable than traditional designs. Amazon recently unveiled the results of this work, showcasing three engineering models that will anchor its customer terminal portfolio.
'Life at Sea Cruises', it's Literally Dirt Cheap!
Life at Sea Cruises has recently launched a three-year, 130,000-mile, around-the-world cruise on the MV Gemini for an extremely affordable price of $30,000. The cruise is all-inclusive starting from only $29,999 per year that will cover over 130,000 miles across all 7 continents and 135 countries and is the most reasonably priced you'll ever find.
Tracking the Strange Lights Spotted Drifting Over Chicago Skies: It's Just SpaceX's Starlink Satellites!
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Testing Starlink Internet in Mexico
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Installing Starlink on a Metal Roof
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SpaceX Spotted Over the East Coast Saturday Evening
Maine was abuzz Saturday night, with people looking up at the night sky and wondering, "What did I just see"? Was it a meteor, or did I just see a UFO visiting? Turns out, people all over New England were also wondering what they had just spotted streaking across the night sky Saturday evening. Social media began to light up with photos and videos shortly before 8 p.m. There were also 23 reports along with some photos on the American Meteor Society website, including one report as far away as Quebec, Canada. The white image in the clear night sky that many people captured in photos and videos turned out to be the SpaceX launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida on September 24th.
Starlink's Data Rates In The US Are Falling Due To Large Numbers of Users
Similar to mobile communications in the radio cell, the data rate with Starlink also decreases as the number of users increases. The service has most of its customers in the United States. The median download speed for Starlink users in the US reached just 62.53 Mbps in the second quarter, a significant drop from 90.55 Mbps in the first quarter. This is the result of a current speed test by Ookla, which is based on data from Speedtest.net. The upload data rate also only reached 7.24 Mbit/s, compared to 9.33 Mbit/s in the previous quarter.
Coming to Charleston | Starlink Expansion and other MASSIVE projects
The South Carolina Broadband office has begun a pilot program to bring Starlink Broadband to students and teachers living in Rural SC. In addition, we're seeing two huge redevelopment projects and a new Summerville planned development.