Space Quote: Starlink Threatened by the Russians

Image (Credit): November 13, 2021 SpaceX launch of 53 Starlink satellites. (SpaceX)

“Quasi-civilian infrastructure may be a legitimate target for a retaliatory strike.”

-Statement to the United Nations by Russian senior foreign ministry official Konstantin Vorontsov in reference to attacking SpaceX’s Starlink satellites being used by the Ukrainian military as it pushes back the Russian invasion. In a Reuters article, “Russia’s Anti-satellite Threat Tests Laws of War in Space,” Iridium chief executive Matt Desch stated, “If somebody starts shooting satellites in space, I’d imagine it would quickly make space unusable.”