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If I die under mysterious circumstances, at least you’ll know “. This is the message posted by Elon Musk on Twitter, this social network which has just been offered for about 54 billion dollars. The multi-billionaire and capricious Tesla boss and SpaceX posted this message to his 91 million followers on Monday morning.

Musk claims he was threatened by top Russian official for helping Ukraine by your satellites star link to provide you with a connection Internet. According Fortuneit was Dmitry Rogozin, head of the Russian space agency Roscosmos and former deputy prime minister of Russia, who warned him: “ Elon Musk is involved in supplying military communication equipment to fascist forces in Ukrainesaid on Sunday in a message onsubscription Messages Telegram. And for that, Elon, you will be held accountable as an adult, no matter how crazy you behave.

150,000 SpaceX users

Since Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, Ukrainians have found it increasingly difficult connect to internalt, whether individuals or even military personnel, and Musk has made available to them star link. According to the country’s Deputy Prime Minister Mykhailo Fedorov, there are currently 150,000 daily active users in Ukraine.

Musk’s “tweet” did not amusing his mother, Maye Musk, who also responded in twitter. What the SpaceX boss replied: “ Sorry, I’ll do my best to stay alive”, he replied. As for Rogozin, he gave a layer, also on twittercriticizing Musk for making the buzz on May 9, Russia’s national holiday: ” Nobody needs you. Stop playing. Today, my country celebrates a great day – the day of victory over fascism (…) Think, Elon, whose side are you on? »

Elon Musk warns Ukraine that Starlink communications system could be targeted by Russia

The head of SpaceX, who put the constellation of Starlink satellites and connecting stations available for Ukraine, invites users to take precautions to avoid the risk of being targeted by Russian army airstrikes.

Posted on 04/03/2022 by Marc Zaffagni

A few days after activating your Satellite Internet Access service above Ukraine and sent a shipment of connection kits to help the country maintain a link digital with the outside world, Elon Musk ask for caution. The billionaire boss of SpaceX and Tesla, posted a message on Twitter urging people using the Starlink internet connection in Ukraine to proceed with caution due to the “high” risk of being targeted by the Russian military.

Important notice: Starlink is the only non-Russian communication system still working in parts of Ukraine, so the probability of being targeted is high. Please use it carefully “, he writes.

He continues his warning, recommending to users that “ turn on Starlink only when necessary and place the antenna as far away from people as possible » and to install « light camouflage on the antenna to avoid visual detection. »

Starlink stations can serve as beacons for air strikes

This notice ofElon Musk comes after the one issued by John Scott-Railton, a security researcher at the University of Toronto. in a series of tweethe recalls that Russia having air control over Ukraine, his army could easily use the Starlink stations as beacons for targeted attacks, exploiting the signals reaching the satellites. ” Russia has decades of experience attacking people by targeting their satellite communications. “, emphasizes the researcher. In particular, he recalls how Chechen President Dzhokhar Dudayev was assassinated in 1996 by an airstrike after the Russian army detected his satellite phone. John Scott-Railton also insists that relying on encryption, VPN and other communication security tools does not protect against emissions radio.

Mykhailo Fedorov, minister responsible for digital in the Ukrainian government, thanked star link for the help provided by asking what were the solutions to power the satellite stations in the event of a power outage. Elon Musk then announced a software update reducing the terminal’s peak consumption and the possibility of powering it through a cigarette lighter socket byautomotive. He also indicated that theroaming mobile has been activated to allow a Starlink antenna to maintain its signal if it is installed in a vehicle in movement.

War in Ukraine: Starlink hardware has arrived and it works!

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This weekend, Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister tweeted a request to Elon Musk for Starlink connection kits. The SpaceX CEO reacted immediately and the first convoy of equipment has already arrived at the scene.

Since the Russian invasion, many Ukrainians have had difficulty connecting to the Internet. This is one of the consequences hybrid war of Vladimir Putin, among the cyber attacks that paralyze the network and bombings that destroy the infrastructure. This Saturday, February 26, Mykhailo Fedorov, Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine and Minister of Digital Transformation, challenged Elon Musk on twitter.

While you are trying to colonize Mars, Russia is trying to occupy Ukraine! While their rockets are successfully landing from space, Russian rockets are attacking the Ukrainian people! We ask that you provide Ukraine with Starlink terminals “, he wrote. Elon Musk, the head of SpaceX that provides Internet connection by Starlink Satellitereplied just ten hours later to announce that the service was activated in Ukraine and that the terminals were on the way.

An Internet connection that can be set up anywhere

This bottle thrown overboard produced quick results. Elon Musk kept his promise and just 48 hours later the first kits star link arrived in the country. It was Mykhailo Fedorov himself who tweeted a photo of a truck full of very recognizable boxes of the brand thanking Elon Musk. The donation is quite considerable knowing that each kit is worth 500 euros.

The service star link is ensured by a constellation of approximately 2,000 satellites and allows reaching up to 150 megabits per second. The equipment, which includes a satellite dish, only needs a power supply that can be supplied by a generator. The system is therefore independent of any infrastructure on land and will therefore guarantee minimal connectivity in areas of Ukraine that are isolated from the Internet.

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