As Starlink, Elon Musk’s satellite internet, has become a military communication tool, Chinese scientists are offering various solutions to monitor, hack or completely destroy it. The “hard” method with missiles does not appear to be preferable because it is expensive and dangerous.
troublemakers of new technologies with Tesla,and Neuralink and soon Twitter, He was at the center of the conflict in Ukraine for three months. Since the beginning of the Russian aggression, the billionaire decided to help Ukraine by making it his own from satellite To provide internet connection. A choice puts in his words, and this Monday, we learned that he, too, is in the sight of China.
according toChinese scientists are currently working on “methods to destroy” satellites . the reason ? The US military relies on this constellation of satellites to increase the range data transmission, in particular for combat aircraft and From fighting it can be used in the future to follow Like those available to Russia and China.
The ‘hard’ way or the ‘soft’ way?
One of the technology assets that China has been concerned about since Musk has now placed more than 2,000 satellites in itBass, and that he plans to send twenty doubles! This report advocates “low-cost” but “high-return” methods for decommissioning this network. According to these researchers, Starlink represents “enormous potential for Military” and China should develop countermeasures to monitor, disable or even destroy this constellation.
according to South China Morning NewspaperChina is not likely to use the “hard” method withTo destroy it, because it is very expensive, but also because the debris from such destruction can represent a great danger in space. So we prefer to orient ourselves towards the “soft” method using rays or jamming systems.
What if China created its own constellation
Thus, the scientists mentioned in their report the use of radio jammers – which can disrupt communications or completely fry electronic components – or lasers that. China is already capable of disabling satellites, but individually. There, it’s a constellation, and it’s obviously more complex. This study already warns that turning off some satellites will not be enough to bring down Starlink because it is a “decentralized system”.
In the end, one of the recommended solutions would be to respond to Starlink by creating a similar network of small satellites, both to monitor the Elon Musk constellation but also to be able to quickly penetrate or disable a large part of the network.I just started…