Invasion of Ukraine – “20 million losses per month due to Internet service in Ukraine”, according to Elon Musk.

(Belga) US billionaire Elon Musk’s space company SpaceX is losing about $20 million a month by providing satellite internet services to Ukraine, its boss Elon Musk said on Twitter. However, the latter continues to pay bills for Starlink internet terminals in the country.

The company does not receive any money from the US Department of Defense for providing this service, “but we will continue to do this,” the billionaire said. Last week, Elon Musk asked the US government to intervene as SpaceX can no longer cover costs. With some 20,000 terminals, Ukraine can continue to communicate via satellite when mobile phone and internet connections are interrupted due to the war. The operation has already cost SpaceX about $80 million. (Belga)

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