Entrepreneur Elon Musk previously decided to help Ukraine through the Internet system Starlink, but also warns of the deadly consequences. Although the service delivers internet through the extensive satellite system around the earth, receivers are still needed on earth. And those antennas could become the target of attacks from Russia.
It is a major concern of Elon Musk. Indeed, his Internet service could become a target of Russian attacks, as it is currently the only non-Russian communication service in (parts of) Ukraine. Therefore, the SpaceX CEO recommends installing the necessary antennas far away from people.
Musk helps Ukraine with Starlink
Earlier, Viasat’s KA-SAT network was hit by ddos attacks. Reuters wrote about this at the time, revealing that the internet service became inaccessible. Any other alternative then becomes a target that the Russians can come at with weapons and all kinds of other means of war.
The impressive project (Image: SpaceX)
Elon Musk, by the way, is not the only person warning about the potential danger. Security researcher Nicholas Weaver, from the University of California, brought up the same message in an interview with CNN. So this really is a real threat to users in the war zone in Ukraine.
Intercepting Internet signals
Weaver says the Russians could intercept Internet signals between satellites and antennas with aircraft, allowing them to track the antennas. That could lead to additional bombing in the area. It won’t be as easy as the researcher says, but the threat is no less.
Earlier SpaceX founder Elon Musk announced that his company is making the internet system Starlink available in Ukraine. This will allow people there to continue to communicate with the outside world, provided they have the proper means. This apparently includes an increased risk of death. The antennas were promised last weekend and on Tuesday they already arrived in the war zone.