SpaceX is dumping resources on cybersecurity to remove roadblocks to Starlink

(ORDO NEWS) — Elon Musk spoke about attempts to “jam” Starlink signals near war zones. The head of SpaceX stressed that the company is “refocusing on cyber defense and overcoming signal jamming” through minor delays in work on Starship and Starlink V2.

In a series of late-night tweets, Musk, the founder and CEO of SpaceX, said the company is dumping its resources in response to the jamming of Starlink terminals in Ukraine. The recent Starlink software update will already successfully “overcome the hurdles,” he added.

The moves came a week after Musk responded to a request from Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Mikhail Fedorov. The Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine asked to provide the Starlink service in the country in order to provide Internet access if Russia cuts off other communication lines.

On February 26, the Starlink service was launched in the country, and in two days the first batch of at least several dozen Starlink terminals arrived in Ukraine.

Interesting! Neither SpaceX nor representatives of the government of Ukraine say exactly how many Starlink terminals are active in the country.

On March 3, Musk tweeted that SpaceX had made other software changes to reduce the terminal’s power consumption , allowing it to be powered by a car’s cigarette lighter and enabling roaming on moving vehicles.


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