The worst case Starlink scenario? We could be ‘right on the edge’ of Kessler syndrome

By Chris Young, Published by Interesting Engineering, 11 August 2022 And cleaning up the resulting space debris would be like 'collecting bullets'. SpaceX's Starlink mega-constellation is growing at rocket speed. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk recently announced that the private space company expects "over 4,200 Starlink satellites in operation within 18 months", constituting

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5 Weapons You’ll See on the Battlefield of the Future, Influenced by Russia’s War in Ukraine

By Kyle Mizokami, Published by Popular Mechanics, 1 August 2022 The war in Ukraine, like every war, has seen innovation and the rise of new weapon systems.The five-month-old war has elevated drones, rockets, and electronic warfare as new masters of the battlefield.Weapons like HIMARS rocket systems were primed and ready

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The Potential for Larger—and Brighter—Starlink Satellites Has Astronomers Worried

By Passant Rabie, Published by Gizmodo, 17 June 2022 SpaceX's next generation of Starlink satellites could pose an even greater threat to astronomical observations. Unobstructed views of space are increasingly at risk as SpaceX builds out its Starlink megaconstellation in low Earth orbit. And with the company’s plans to deploy

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SpaceX to Turn on Laser Communications for Starlink Satellites, Reducing Internet Latency

By Cristian Agatie, Published by autorevolution, 14 June 2022 SpaceX has already launched around 2,000 satellites for its Starlink internet service and is now prepared to take it to the next level. Elon Musk has announced that the company will turn on laser inter-communication between satellites to dramatically reduce latency.

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Starlink’s success in Ukraine amplifies interest in anti-satellite weapons

By Thomas Claburn, Published by The Register, 2 June 2022 US think tank sees growing interest in counterspace capabilities In a report published earlier this week, the Secure World Foundation, a space-oriented NGO, warned that in the past few years there's been a surge of interest in offensive counterspace weapons

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Elon Musk is Not a Renegade Outsider – He’s a Massive Pentagon Contractor

By Alan Macleod, Published by MintpressNews, 31 May 2022 AUSTIN, TEXAS – Elon Musk’s proposed takeover of Twitter has ruffled many feathers among professional commentators. “Musk is the wrong leader for Twitter’s vital mission,” read one Bloomberg headline. The network also insisted, “Nothing in the Tesla CEO’s track record suggests

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Tracking China’s Hypersonic Missiles – After Moscow, Beijing Threatens To Neutralize America’s ‘Greatest Wartime Asset’

By Ashish Dangwal, Published by The EurAsian Times, 25 May 2022 Chinese military researchers are reportedly working on methods to disrupt or eliminate SpaceX’s Starlink satellites if they threaten national security. China must acquire the capability to track, monitor, and, if required, kill all Starlink satellites in orbit around the

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