From the first days of the invasion of Russian troops into the territory of Ukraine, we have written about the possibilities of using satellite data technologies to support the people of Ukraine. This week marks three months since the beginning of the war.
Restoring Connections: Starlink in Ukraine
One of the topics we keep an eye on is the work of Starlink in Ukraine. Satellite internet provided by Elon Musk’s SpaceX helps restore communication in damaged regions of Ukraine. A Starlink office opened in Ukraine last month.
The Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine, Mykhailo Fedorov, constantly shares how mobile operators are restoring communication in the Kyiv region, through his social media channels.
Observing Death from Space
Satellites continue to record the ongoing atrocities of the war. Ukrainian publications continue to report on the appearance of mass graves near areas of heavy fighting. Satellite images are often used as possible evidence of war crimes that may have happened here.
Earlier this month it was reported that Russia was behind a massive cyberattack against a satellite internet network that took tens of thousands of modems offline at the onset of the war, officials from the United States, Britain, Canada, Estonia and the European Union said on Tuesday.
Agriculture and Space
The Ukrainian edition of Korrespondent.net, citing CNN, reports that a Russian ship had been spotted loading Ukrainian grain.
Meanwhile, the Guardian reports that wheat production in Ukraine is likely to be at least a third lower than in normal years, according to the analysis of satellite images of the country.
How Can Space Help?
Shortly after the beginning of the war, EOS Data Analytics shared on their LinkedIn channel that they received numerous offers of support from the satellite technology community. EOS Data Analytics continues to urge businesses that can provide real-time SAR data and other satellite imagery capabilities to reach out to them.
Recently, EOSDA signed a cooperation agreement with GEOSAT. EOSDA is a European EO satellite operator developing and delivering EO products in Ukraine and other regions of the World. The strategic partnership between EOSDA and GEOSAT 2 will contribute to the enhancement of Ukraine’s space intelligence capabilities and the improvement of quality space data collection.
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