Sabotage in Space: Russians Accuse Kiev of Targeting Civilian Satellites – Threaten ‘Appropriate Response’
From the bottom of the sea, high up to the Stratosphere: after the
Nord Stream pipelines were destroyed in a deep sea op, Russians state
that the next target for sabotage may be up in space.
TASS reported how the Russian Foreign Ministry pointed to Ukraine’s attempts to influence Russian civilian communications satellites.
Foreign Ministry statement:
“The Kiev regime, with the participation of specialists from a
number of foreign states, is attempting to influence Russian civilian
This is an outrageous violation of international law. The Russian
side has the right to respond appropriately. All the necessary
opportunities are available for this.”
Moscow has not clarified which foreign states would be aiding Kiev in
this effort, nor was it clear the precise way in which Kiev is trying
to disrupt these craft. Satellites have indeed become a much debated
topic in this war.
TASS: “Western governments and private companies have provided Ukraine with satellite coverage for months.
Most notably, the Starlink satellites operated by Elon Musk’s
SpaceX have become important tools for the Ukrainian troops in the
ongoing conflict with Russia.”
Russian diplomats have warned that these satellites may end up becoming a legitimate military target.
This new spatial development comes just as it surfaces that SpaceX is further limiting Starlink service in Ukraine.
Elon Musk is limiting Starlink services in Ukraine.
“Ukrainian troops relied heavily on Starlink during the initial
stages of Russia’s full-scale invasion. The satellites […] played a
crucial role during the Ukrainian drone attack on the Russian Black Sea
Fleet in Crimea, when Russia’s frigate Admiral Makarov was damaged.
About 20,000 Starlink terminals are also used for artillery fire
correction, coordinating maneuvers, conducting aerial reconnaissance,
and providing communications between units in remote areas.”
Fearing to be involved in a dangerous escalation of the conflict,
Musk limited the use of Starlink terminals for military purposes.
“That led to the Armed Forces of Ukraine losing access to
satellite Internet in active warzones and Russia-occupied areas of the
It has now been revealed that Starlink is also using geofencing
to block the use of its terminals over water and when the receiver is
moving at speeds over 100 km/h.”
The reality of contemporary conflict is that no realm is spared
anymore: trouble is brewing on sea, on land, in the air and orbiting our
planet in space.
By Paul Serran
Alien space debris stuck in Earth’s orbit, researchers say
Recently, a group of experts from Harvard University, led by physics
professor Avi Loeb, announced the possible presence of alien space
debris in Earth’s orbit, reports the Daily Star.
space research expert Professor Loeb is confident that the discovery of
such “interstellar objects could help expand our knowledge of possible
alien civilizations and technologies. A team of scientists is conducting
research to confirm that some of the objects in our orbit may be
connected to other star systems.
During an interview with Live
Science, Professor Loeb explained that these objects could enter the
solar system from interstellar space, defying Jupiter’s gravitational
pull and occupying limited orbits around the sun.
Some of them may
have technological origins similar to the probes sent by mankind into
interstellar space, such as Voyager 1 and Voyager 2, Pioneer 10 and 11
and New Horizons.
despite these interesting assumptions, Professor Loeb did not specify
what specific objects he was talking about. In his research report, he
notes that there could be “a significant number” of potentially
detectable objects in Earth’s orbit.
To confirm their assumptions,
the team of scientists uses computer simulations and the Vera Rubin
Observatory (Chile) with a high-resolution camera of 3.2 billion pixels.
This will allow for regular observations of the Southern sky and the
possibility of detecting several captured objects about the size of a
It is assumed that these interstellar objects passed through the
boundaries of the solar system and may carry unique information about
other civilizations and their technologies. If we could confirm the
origin of these objects, the mysteries that open before us, this would
be a real breakthrough in space exploration.
expresses hope that the new research will not only help expand our
knowledge of extraterrestrial technologies, but may also lead to the
discovery of new alien civilizations . Answers to such questions can be
of global significance and influence our understanding of the place of
mankind in the Universe.
while there are still many questions and assumptions, the study by
Professor Loeb and his team opens a new chapter in space exploration.
Each new discovery can be the key to deciphering the mysteries of the
cosmos and the possibility of encountering alien life forms.
Betelgeuse is acting strange again
Betelgeuse, a red giant on the brink of death, continues to show
unusual behavior. After the Great Blackout, which occurred in late 2019
and early 2020, the star became unusually bright. It is now the seventh
brightest star in the sky, while it normally ranks tenth. This has led
to speculation that Betelgeuse is preparing to explode in a
spectacularly large supernova.
However, scientists believe it’s too early to tell, and it’s likely
that this behavior is due to ongoing fluctuations after the Great
Blackout of 2019, and the star will return to normal within a decade.
Betelgeuse is one of the most interesting stars in the sky. It is
about 700 light-years from Earth and is a red giant in the last stage of
its life. It is also an unusual star for a red giant because it was
previously a monster blue-white O-type star, the most massive class of
Betelgeuse has changed its spectral type because it has almost
exhausted its hydrogen reserves. It now burns helium into carbon and
oxygen and has expanded to a gigantic size: about 764 times the size of
the Sun and about 16.5 to 19 times its mass.
Eventually it will run out of fuel to burn, become a supernova, eject
its outer material, and its core will collapse into a neutron star.
Before the Great Blackout, Betelgeuse also had periodic fluctuations
in brightness. The longest of these cycles is about 5.9 years and the
other is 400 days. But it seems that the Great Blackout caused changes
in these oscillations.
A new paper by astrophysicist Morgan McLeod of the
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics has shown that the 400-day
cycle appears to have been halved. This pulsational cycle is probably
caused by expansion and contraction within the star. According to
simulations carried out by MacLeod and his colleagues, the convective
flow inside Betelgeuse may have risen and become material that separates
from the star.
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