Starlink terminals deployed in Ukraine

Scott McGrath smcgrath at
Wed Mar 2 21:28:22 UTC 2022

The Russians have several ASAT systems not all of them are ground based.
Remember they also have that grappler which locks onto satellites and
destroys them.     I think this conflict will be the first one where some
of the battles will be fought in orbit ie the ultimate ‘high ground’ the
NATO countries have kept to the UN treaties on not militarizing space.
 Other countries well not so much

On Wed, Mar 2, 2022 at 12:35 PM Valdis Klētnieks <valdis.kletnieks at>

> On Wed, 02 Mar 2022 08:51:05 -0500, Dorn Hetzel said:
> > Yeah, if Russia needs one 1st stage booster for every bird they kill, and
> > SpaceX needs one 1st stage booster for every 50 they put up....  Yes,
> > Russia is bigger than SpaceX, but that's a tremendous ratio.
> Plus  the asymmetry is even worse than that....
> Elon can use that *same* first stage booster to launch *another* 50
> next week, while the Russians need to get a *new* booster for shooting
> down the next bird.
> That's the *real* game changer in what SpaceX is doing....
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