Russian space agency threatens Elon Musk after Ukraine gets internet
Tesla CEO Elon Musk was threatened by the head Russian space agency for his efforts to provide internet service to Ukraine.
Musk, 50, uses Starlink, a constellation of over 2,000 satellites orbiting low earth orbit, to beam internet connections to dishes around the globe.
This service is present in Ukraine. It was established with the intention of keeping the country online during the ongoing Russian invasion.
According to the billionaire, they had resisted hacking or jamming attempts’ by the Russians in April and we’re now focusing SpaceX efforts on countermeasures – at the cost of other projects.
Musk tweeted information from Dmitry Rogozin (head of Roscosmos Russian space agency Roscosmos), to the Russian media Sunday night. Rogozin uploaded the statement to Telegram.
Rogozin, who boasted yesterday that Russia could destroy all NATO nations ‘in half an hour, accuses Musk. He also accused Musk of giving Starlink equipment for what they call the ‘Nazi Azov Battalion.
According to Rogozin, the captured chief of staff of 36th Marine Brigade of Armed Forces of Ukraine (Colonel Dmitry Kormyankov), it is clear that ground-based subscriber equipment of Starlink satellite company Elon Musk was delivered by military helicopters to militants of Nazi Azov Battalion as well as the Marines of Armed Forces of Ukraine to Mariupol.