Chinese Military Plans To Build Weapons That Can Destroy Elon Musk's Starlink Satellites

Abdul Ghani

In the event of a military conflict, China must be able to switch off the satellite network. Chinese scientists are calling for a plan to take down Elon Musk's Starlink satellites. That's according to a new study reported by the South China Morning Post (SCMP). The reason is that the network could be used by US armed forces in the event of a military conflict to provide them with fast data connections.

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Accordingly, the country must develop “soft and hard methods” in order to be able to switch off the network in a war scenario. The mode of attack is said to be “low-cost and highly efficient,” it says. Due to a large number of satellites - currently, around 2,400 are in use - it is unlikely that they will simply be shot down. Instead, one might want to attack the network as a whole.

Starlink in Ukraine War

Starlink was also an issue during the Russian war of aggression in Ukraine. Elon Musk provided the appropriate hardware for Ukraine. This led to Dmitry Rogozin, the head of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, threatening the tech billionaire Elon Musk with consequences.

Recent statistics show that around 150,000 people are currently using the Starlink Internet in Ukraine every single day. Going online is the only option for many, especially in areas where conventional infrastructure has been destroyed.

The Chinese Plan is not to threaten any government or company but they are planning for possible upcoming hard times if any military conflict occurs between any nation.

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Member Of Freelancers Union (USA), Freelance Writer!, and Digital Creator. Ghani Mengal is an enthusiast Freelance blogger and digital marketer. His content has been published and featured on many popular blogs, websites, and publications. Including TeelFeed, LifeHack.org, Data-Driven Investor, TextSniper, Scientific Publication The Predict, The Startup, The Ascent, Heart Affairs, Illumination, And The List goes on.

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