Ukraine engineer talks testing SpaceX’s new Starlink service

Loren Grush

The Verge


Ukraine engineer talks testing SpaceX’s new Starlink service

On Monday night, in between the hourly air alarms that were reverberating outside his home, Oleg Kutkov stuck his SpaceX Starlink dish outside of his window in Kiev, Ukraine and pointed it up at the sky. To his surprise, he got a signal in just 10 seconds from one of SpaceX’s satellites overhead, indicating he was receiving Internet broadband.

“I honestly I didn’t believe that it would work,” Kutkov tells The Verge. “I thought there might be some problems with obstructions, might be some problems with my Dishy. But no, it just connected. I got really good speed, really good connectivity.”

“I honestly I didn’t believe that it would work.”

Kutkov has actually had a Starlink dish for a few months now, but wasn’t able to use it. A software...

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