What’s next if SpaceX won’t fund Starlink in Ukraine?

SpaceX founder Elon Musk said the company can no longer pay for the Starlink satellites providing internet for Ukraine’s government and military. What you need to know

Technology | Analysis 14 October 2022

This photograph taken on September 25, 2022, shows an antenna of the Starlink satellite-based broadband system donated by the US tech billionaire Elon Musk in Izyum, Kharkiv region, amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine. (Photo by Yasuyoshi CHIBA / AFP) (Photo by YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP via Getty Images)

An antenna of the Starlink satellite-based broadband system in Izyum in eastern Ukraine

Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP via Getty Images

Starlink internet satellites have been a lifeline for Ukraine’s government and military operations during the country’s war with Russia. But reports about a dispute over who pays for the Starlink services operated by SpaceX, coupled with public statements from SpaceX founder Elon Musk, have cast uncertainty over whether Ukraine can continue to rely on the technology.

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