Interesting statement from Russia on satellite use: “Quasi-civilian infrastructure may become a legitimate target for retaliation.”
It’s clear that Starlink has become an important part of Ukraine’s command, control and communication system in parts of the country.
Funnily enough, Elon went Russia in an attempt to purchase ICBM rockets for the falcon 1 prototype. And allegedly they laughed at him and tried to charge him pretty high prices for old stock. So he set out to dismantle their entire space industry…
An attack from a country on a corporation. Wonder where this is going to lead… Well, the destruction or even only the attempt of an attack on Starling satellites would really be something. I am betting Starlink sats are cheaper than the missile Russia would use to destroy them.
Back in March 2022, Musk released an important warning on twitter: Starlink is the only non-Russian communications system still working in some parts of Ukraine, so probability of being targeted is high. Please use with caution.
Is Russia going to launch an electromagnetic attack against the private company to disrupt its signal?
Important warning: Starlink is the only non-Russian communications system still working in some parts of Ukraine, so probability of being targeted is high. Please use with caution.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 3, 2022