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Satellite internet technology implementation for the practice of medicine and surgery

Published:January 18, 2023DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjsurg.2023.01.018
      The Russian invasion of Ukraine has widely disrupted internet services across the country and the capital city of Kyiv. The risk of a total internet shutdown brought on by shelling and cyberattacks has prompted Ukraine's Minister of Digital Transformation, Mykhailo Fedorov, to ask SpaceX's founder for aid.
      • Sheetz M.
      About 150,000 People in Ukraine Are Using SpaceX's Starlink Internet Service Daily.
      Federov's plea resulted in SpaceX, an American space and communications company, sending roughly 20,000 satellite terminals to Ukraine as of October 2022. Consequently, the Ukrainian populace and military can now access high-speed internet from SpaceX's satellite internet service, Starlink, which comprises numerous low Earth orbit satellites.
      • Sheetz M.
      About 150,000 People in Ukraine Are Using SpaceX's Starlink Internet Service Daily.
      Such an example demonstrates how satellite technology can provide internet support anywhere in the world, no matter the state of an area's infrastructure.
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