Starlink terminals deployed in Ukraine

Crist Clark cjc+nanog at
Tue Mar 1 18:35:21 UTC 2022

So they’re going to offer the service to anyone in a denied area for free
somehow? How do you send someone a bill or how do they pay it if you can’t
do business in the country?

On Mon, Feb 28, 2022 at 4:39 PM Jay Hennigan <jay at> wrote:

> On 2/28/22 16:17, Michael Thomas wrote:
> > As a practical matter how does this help? You need to have base
> > stations/dishes, right? Can they be beefy ones that can pump out
> > gigabytes that would be capable of backfilling the load? Or would it
> > need to be multiple in parallel? Wouldn't that bandwidth be constrained
> > by the number of visible satellites in the constellation? I wonder if
> > they've ever even tested it with feeding into an internet facing router.
> > Could tables on the satellites explode?
> If there aren't fixed Internet-connected earth stations line-of-sight to
> the satellite that's serving the remote terminal, Starlink will relay
> satellite-to-satellite until a path to an Internet-connected earth
> station is in reach.
>  From the linked article:
> "Musk has previously stressed Starlink’s flexibility of Starlink in
> providing internet service. In September, Musk talked about how the
> company would use links between the satellites to create a network that
> could provide service even in countries that prohibit SpaceX from
> installing ground infrastructure for distribution.
> As for government regulators who want to block Starlink from using that
> capability, Musk had a simple answer.
> “They can shake their fist at the sky,” Musk said."
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> Jay Hennigan - jay at
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