Skip to content

Musk’s Starlink Isn’t Only Option for Ukraine, Pentagon Says

  • Dispute over Musk’s ‘peace’ plan was followed by cutoff threat
  • US says it’s talking to Starlink as well as other companies
A SpaceX Starlink terminal in Odesa, Ukraine.

A SpaceX Starlink terminal in Odesa, Ukraine.

Photographer: NurPhoto/Getty Images

Updated on

The Pentagon confirmed it’s talking with Elon Musk, who has threatened to stop funding Ukraine’s access to his Starlink satellite communications system, but pointedly added that the US is also looking into other options.

“We are engaged in talking with SpaceX,” the space exploration company owned by Musk, Defense Department spokeswoman Sabrina Singh told reporters Friday. At the same time, she said, the US, Ukraine and allies are also “assessing our options” with other communications companies.