Elon Musk’s SpaceX and Italy’s Unipol join forces to serve Italians hit by flooding

Elon Musk’s SpaceX and Italy’s Unipol join forces to serve Italians hit by flooding

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MILAN (Reuters) - Elon Musk's SpaceX and Unipol Gruppo agreed to affix forces to serve americans hit by flooding in northern Italy connect with the Info superhighway, facilitating rescue operations, the Italian insurer acknowledged on Saturday.

Torrential rains devastated the japanese aspect of the Italian self-discipline of Emilia-Romagna, killing 14 americans, causing billions of euros price of ruin and hitting agriculture in particular laborious.

Around 36,000 americans possess been compelled to leave their homes and moderately quite so a lot of americans that remained in flooded areas possess been left without a electrical energy. Rescue efforts are hampered by power abominable weather and disruptions on phone traces

Below the agreement, Unipol bought SpaceX's Starlink satellite tv for laptop internet terminals and can originate them on hand for rescuers, hospitals and the public. SpaceX is positioning its satellites to prioritise the Emilia-Romagna self-discipline and present improved coverage.

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"SpaceX, Starlink and Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) are joyful to be of verbalize the least bit to serve Italy and the americans tormented by the flooding", Musk acknowledged in an announcement.

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