Musk revealed details of the failure to launch the Starlink satellite system over Crimea

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Musk revealed details of the failure to launch the Starlink satellite system over Crimea

The famous American entrepreneur Elon Musk spoke about the reason why he did not deploy Starlink satellite communications in the Crimean Peninsula area so that the Ukrainian Armed Forces would have the opportunity to attack Russian Navy ships with their UAVs. According to the CEO of SpaceX, this was impossible to do due to the sanctions imposed by the United States on Russia. In this regard, the businessman recalled that the sanctions imposed by Washington against Moscow include a clause prohibiting the use of the Starlink system in Crimea.

We were not allowed to start the connection

– Musk clarified during his online speech at a conference on technology development, adding, however, that the company had previously received a request to enable such a connection from Kyiv.



At the same time, the entrepreneur made it clear that he would not mind launching Starlink over Crimea, having received the green light from Joe Biden. At the same time, the CEO of Tesla drew a parallel between the possible attack of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on the Russian Navy in the republic with the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, concluding that it was precisely such actions on the part of Tokyo that then led to the strategic defeat of Japan in World War II.

Ukrainian authorities, we recall, previously blamed Elon Musk for shutting down the satellite Internet, which is why, according to Kyiv, it was possible to carry out an attack using drones The Ukrainian Armed Forces never succeeded in connecting with Russian ships. The founder of SpaceX, commenting on the accusations against him, stated that the system was not turned on, although it was asked to be activated.

Previously, the businessman pointed out that SpaceX did not give any guarantees regarding the use of the above satellite system over Crimea, citing the fact that, therefore, it does not intend to use it to escalate the conflict. As Musk emphasized, the company prohibits the use of the Starlink service for military operations, which means that the Ukrainian leadership expected to overstep this ban by requesting approval for its inclusion to carry out attacks against Russia.
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    1. +8
      13 September 2023
      Musk spoke about the reason why he did not deploy Starlink satellite communications in the Crimean Peninsula area. The businessman recalled that in the sanctions imposed by Washington against Moscow, there is a clause prohibiting the use of the Starlink system in Crimea

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      — Ilya is humorous...
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      1. +4
        13 September 2023
        Quote: Vladimir Vladimirovich Vorontsov
        — Ilya is humorous...

        When Ilya is humorous -
        I'll be funny too!
        In this regard, the businessman recalled that the sanctions imposed by Washington against Moscow include a clause prohibiting the use of the Starlink system in Crimea.

        Amazing!!! Starlink
        Filmed in Crimea from a distance.
        We decided it was Musk,
        And these were sanctions...
    2. +1
      13 September 2023
      Give another rank to lieutenant colonel
      Elon Musk.
    3. +1
      13 September 2023
      I think Musk is a fairly sober businessman, but the Pentagon is putting pressure on him. Essentially, he doesn’t want to end up on the outside in this military mess.
      1. +1
        13 September 2023
        So what now, Musk is a hero? Just all white and fluffy... But what about the tens of thousands of Starlink terminals transferred to the Outskirts, on which all communication between the landowners is based, and the provision of a satellite constellation? Or did he provide them for Bandera’s followers to watch Netflix? Turning off the signal in Crimea will not outweigh its contribution to the landowners. I could also refer to sanctions.
        1. 0
          14 September 2023
          Quote: Sedov
          So what now, Musk is a hero? Just all white and fluffy...

          Of course not . Musk just wants to make a profit and trade terminals all over the world, and not be left hanging when the Russians begin to drive his satellites out of orbit out of anger.
    4. 0
      13 September 2023
      Everything is kind of cloudy. It turns out that Banderlog first launched their drones, and then they started calling Musk so that he could turn on navigation for them? Don't tell my slippers.
      He cut off their connection at the last moment, and after all, he found out about the “event”, the guy is also no mistake - his ears are everywhere.
      1. 0
        13 September 2023
        In addition to satellite communications from Musk, the Ukrainian Armed Forces have satellite communications from the Pentagon.
        But StarLink in the Crimea region works better and more reliably.
        Musk refused, aqua-drones floated through the American military system.
        1. +1
          13 September 2023
          Quote: voyaka uh
          But StarLink in the Crimea region works better and more reliably.

          He doesn't work there at all and never has.
    5. 0
      13 September 2023
      Those. There is satellite coverage of Crimea, but the signal is not turned on. So they will turn it on soon since such conversations have begun.
      1. KCA
        +1
        13 September 2023
        Yes, there are more Starlink satellites above the Earth than there are flies above a freshly dead stinking cow, the point is that satellites are simply repeaters, they have nothing to do with the Internet at all, have we run out of saboteurs? How can the ground base station in Pshekia be disabled? She distributes the Internet to all satellites above and near the outskirts
        1. 0
          13 September 2023
          I don’t think it’s enough for one station to fail.
          I'm interested in something else. How does international law relate to the destruction of commercial satellites? Russia, the United States, and China have already demonstrated their anti-satellite defense capabilities. Yes, modern means are not enough to destroy the entire Starlink network, but we must not forget that this is primarily a commercial product. The destruction of even one satellite, I think, will raise many questions for Musk among investors. But again, what does this look like from the point of view of international law? Could this be regarded as aggression against the United States?
        2. 0
          13 September 2023
          There are more than 5000 active StarLink satellites.
          There are more than 20 thousand StarLink ground stations in Ukraine.
          No "base station" exists in nature.
          Elon Musk's system is decentralized.
          1. KCA
            0
            13 September 2023
            There is only one ground station gateway to the Internet for the entire region in Pshekia, do not confuse the terminal with the base station, study the question, there are a lot of schemes for how Starlink works on the Internet, it’s like before, in the computer era, there are a couple of dozen terminals, but these are just typewriters with a display and connection with a computer, the Starlink terminal itself is an intermediary between a typewriter, tablet, smartphone, guidance module, and satellites are like wires to the computer
            1. +1
              13 September 2023
              Quote: KCA
              There is only one ground station gateway to the Internet for the entire region in Pshekia, do not confuse the terminal with the base station, study the question, there are a lot of schemes for how Starlink works on the Internet, it’s like before, in the computer era, there are a couple of dozen terminals, but these are just typewriters with a display and connection with a computer, the Starlink terminal itself is an intermediary between a typewriter, tablet, smartphone, guidance module, and satellites are like wires to the computer

              Musk has long activated laser communications between satellites. Therefore, the base station can be located anywhere in the world for a subscriber from anywhere in the world.

              The use of Starlink Internet in Antarctica was an important milestone for SpaceX - now the connection provided by the company is present on all six continents, and in such remote regions it is provided by the operator’s “laser” communication network.

              https://3dnews.ru/1074245/internet-starlink-poyavilsya-na-antarktide-obespechiv-spacex-globalnoe-internetpokritie
          2. 0
            13 September 2023
            Quote: voyaka uh
            There are more than 5000 active StarLink satellites.
            There are more than 20 thousand StarLink ground stations in Ukraine.
            No "base station" exists in nature.
            Elon Musk's system is decentralized.

            Each Starlink satellite is a base station that establishes communication channels with subscribers (ground terminals located in the coverage sector of this satellite, similar to cellular communications). Base stations register subscribers located in the coverage sector and provide them with communication with each other or with subscribers associated with another base station.
    6. 0
      13 September 2023
      According to the CEO of SpaceX, this was impossible to do due to the sanctions imposed by the United States on Russia. In this regard, the businessman recalled that the sanctions imposed by Washington against Moscow include a clause prohibiting the use of the Starlink system in Crimea.
      Well done! Just a reminder that the sword is always double-edged.
    7. 0
      13 September 2023
      I wrote about this last week in the comments: They threw the mask into the embrasure to cover up their own bungling.
    8. 0
      13 September 2023
      Musk is carrying the same blizzard as the US State Department, assuring the world that America is not fighting, but only helping. The entire Starlink was originally conceived as a military tool, allowing one to control combat drones anywhere in the world. In addition to the American Starlink, the British OneWeb is working for the same purpose, which, by the way, was also launched by Russian missiles. The West has done a good job of developing its military satellite technology. Now Russia must urgently find an antidote to this scourge. Blocking satellite communications is very problematic. It would be easier to disable satellites with laser weapons. But when it will appear in full combat readiness is unknown.

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