Starlink terminals deployed in Ukraine
mike+lists at yourtownonline.com
Wed Mar 2 23:39:02 UTC 2022
You guys are missing the obvious. Russia isn't going to attack starlink
in space, they are going to take over it's command and control functions
and deorbit the entire constellation without firing a shot. Same for
China and N. Korea, which both already have ample motivation already to
go after starlink because of the existential threat to the iron fisted
control they exert over their populace and the free flow of information.
So while musk may be able to fly 50 at a time and has his own launch
capability, if the command and control facilities are hijacked, musk
will run out of money putting it all back together.
On 3/2/22 1:28 PM, Scott McGrath 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 vt.edu> 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....
> > 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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