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US Lauds SpaceX Shutdown of Russian EM Attack – Defense News

Pentagon officials were impressed by SpaceX’s swift effort to block an electro-magnetic attack by Russia that aimed to jam its Starlink satellite internet service for people in Ukraine


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Pentagon officials were impressed by SpaceX’s swift efforts to block an electro-magnetic attack by Russia that aimed to jam its Starlink broadband satellite service and help people in Ukraine retain their link to the internet, according to a report by Defense News.

SpaceX founder Elon Musk is said to have “steered thousands of Starlink terminals to Ukraine after an official sent him a tweet asking for help keeping the besieged country online.” The next day, Starlink found a line of code to rebuff the attack delighting US officials, it said.

Read the full story: Defense News.

 

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Jim Pollard

Jim Pollard is an Australian journalist based in Thailand since 1999. He worked for News Ltd papers in Sydney, Perth, London and Melbourne before travelling through SE Asia in the late 90s. He was a senior editor at The Nation for 17+ years and has a family in Bangkok.

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