Starlink terminals deployed in Ukraine

Thomas Scott mr.thomas.scott at
Wed Mar 2 23:27:04 UTC 2022

As I'm reading this - I'm reminded that you don't need to destroy a
satellite to render it ineffective - just fill up the frequencies it's
Tx/Rx on with so much RFI that the pipe no longer bends. It's not as if the
frequencies and sat positions aren't public knowledge...

- Thomas Scott | mr.thomas.scott at

On Wed, Mar 2, 2022 at 4:32 PM Scott McGrath <smcgrath at> wrote:

> 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>
> wrote:
>> 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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