Contents tagged with SpaceX

  • Kremlin: SpaceX satellites are a threat to Russia

    Satellites of the Starlink system, which is being deployed by Elon Musk's SpaceX company, can be used for military purposes in the future, said the head of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin.

    According to him, such spacecraft not only provide access to the Internet, but they are also able to control cruise missiles, special forces, spy networks and transmit directly into smartphones purely political content.

    "Most likely anti-Russian, so that we could not sovereignly protect …

  • Russia to deploy military communications and intelligence systems in space

    In 2022, Russia plans to begin the deployment of a next-generation satellite communications system in space, which will allow global control of the planet's surface, stated in an interview with the newspaper Red Star Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Air and Space Forces Colonel-General Sergey Surovikin.

    According to Surovikin, the program will be carried out as part of the creation of the Unified Space System. The deployment of an orbiting space reconnaissance system will begin in 2023 …

  • Kazakhstan explains why Musk’s rockets are better than Russia’s

    The first two Kazakhstani scientific satellites will be launched using a Falcon-9 launch rocket developed by Elon Musk’s company SpaceX, because this will be cheaper than launching using a Russian rocket, said Aset Nurkenov, spokesperson for the Kazakhstani Ministry of Defense and the Aerospace Industry, as quoted by Interfax. He noted that in future, Kazakhstan may launch “space apparatus of such a configuration” from its Baikonur Cosmodrome using Soyuz and Proton rockets.

    “This time we are …

  • SpaceX will launch Spanish satellite instead of Russia

    The U.S. company, SpaceX, received a contract for the lunch of a Spanish satellite that Russian Kosmotras failed to implement due to the Russian-Ukrainian conflict. According to information published on the customer’s website, the Spanish company, Hisdesat, has signed an agreement with SpaceX on the launch of the Earth radar observation satellite, PAZ.

    The Falcon 9 carrier rocket will deliver this satellite into orbit. The numerous achievements of other companies that have used it serve as a …