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Elon Musk's unmatched power in the stars

By Adam Satariano, Scott Reinhard, Cade Metz, Sheera Frenkel and Malika Khurana

30 Jul 2023 · 13 min read

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  1. Elon Musk's SpaceX company has become the dominant player in the field of satellite internet, with its Starlink technology being used in war zones, remote areas, and places hit by natural disasters. The technology is also used by the U.S. Defense Department and other militaries around the world.

On March 17, Gen. Mark Milley, the chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Gen. Valeriy Zaluzhnyi, the leader of Ukraine’s armed forces, dialed into a call to discuss Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Over the secure line, the two military leaders conferred on air defense systems, real-time battlefield assessments and shared intelligence on Russia’s military losses.

They also talked about Elon Musk.

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