>Russias Anti-Satellite Nuke Could Leave Lower Orbit Unusable, Test Vehicle May Already Be Deployed

>Russia’s Anti-Satellite Nuke Could Leave Lower Orbit Unusable, Test Vehicle May Already Be Deployed
>"We aren't talking about a weapon that can be used to attack humans or cause structural damage on Earth," according to Stewart. "Instead… our analysts assess that detonation [of a nuclear device] in a particular placement in orbit of a magnitude and location would render lower Earth orbit unusable for a certain amount of time." Low Earth Orbit (LEO) refers to a band of space that measures roughly 100 miles to 1,200 miles above the earth, and which is highly congested. Many capabilities that are highly important to society exist in this orbital realm.
>Here, Plumb referred to the impact of 'nuclear pumping' in the aforementioned Van Allen Belts — high energy radiation particles that form two belts that surround the Earth like donuts. Nuclear pumping refers to a phenomenon where nuclear radiation lingers in the LEO environment.
>The existence of Russia's nuclear anti-satellite weapon is concerning to the U.S. government and military for a host of reasons. Space represents an absolutely critical domain and is essential for the day-to-day functioning of the U.S. military. Moreover, it has in place various programs for developing distributed space-based capabilities, supporting early warning and missile-defense type missions, as well as intelligence-gathering and surveillance, communications and data-sharing, where satellite use is key. The United States' advantage in space is clearly something adversaries are seeking to negate.
We've just entered the Tom Clancy's timeline?:
https://www.twz.com/space/russias-anti-satellite-nuke-could-leave-lower-orbit-unusable-test-vehicle-may-already-be-deployed

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Ace combat 7 timeline but there's no superweapons and everything sucks

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    wow they are so strong and badass and have such advanced weapons

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    implessiev
    banan strong

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    "accidentally" rams into the nuke
    Sorry!

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    Low effort bait

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I get it and you may mean this ironically, but this

      [...]

      is someone writing their sincerest honest toughts on this. No troll, no bait.

      Cultures don't mix well with eachother. You have to stop looking at these posts trough your own lenses.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    ’s Anti-Satellite Nuke Could
    Meanwhile reality for ziggers

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    Have you looked up self awarenes and self reflection yet?

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    Go back to /uhg/ gore freak, imagine having that shit in your computer. Mental ilness weido. Get a life.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >russia does actual hitler thing
    >this is a pretext for the ukies to roll over and sign a treaty
    u wot m8

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >actual hitler thing
      large orbital debris would clear up pretty fast and smaller orbital debris can be mitigated without excessive cost. Kessler syndrome is an overblown fear. If that headline was honest it would have included the words "for a few years" after "could leave lower orbit unusable".

      I expected this the second Starlink happened. Literally the only sensible thing to come out of Reagan's Star Wars (SDI) was the pebbles in space concept. So the second Musk started sending these into orbit it must have rang alarm bells in the Kremlin, thats where the development of this weapon must have started.

      A functioning ABM system would defang Russia forever so its no wonder they have shit like this. This will ensure ICBM's are relevant forever.

      Muskrat, I get that you know slightly more than the nothing the average person knows about space, but you're in the dangerous zone where you are very vulnerable to misleading information. None of the conclusions you suggested in your post are actually reasonable if you knew just a bit more. Since I've deleted a few different attempts to keep this post under 2k characters already, I'm going to just leave what I have to say as: Elon Musk is a midwit and any random space nerd could probably accomplish more with the funding he's received, and Star Wars and Brilliant Pebbles weren't economically possible at the time, and now things have changed so much that better options for ABM systems are possible for cheaper.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >We be slappin' boosters with hard gamma bursts in this biotch

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >This is just conditioning for the inevitable negotiations between Ukraine and Russia
    There will be no 'negotiation' little zigger, no pause, no halt, no talks, no freeze, no stopping. Russia will be disarmed and you will be hunted down and killed as a propagandist for putin, a war criminal dictator

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    You're going to die for putin and all you can do is scribble about men in frocks

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    WTF does holding the worlds satelite infrastructure hostage have to do with Ukraine?

    Also bending the knee to a country blackmailing you is a good way of killing your reputation and relevancy.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Imagine actually thinking anything Russia claims is true at this stage of the full pants fumbling, compulsive lying,shitting itself mess modern Russia has become

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >the full pants fumbling, compulsive lying,shitting itself mess modern Russia has become

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Russia claims

        russia isnt claiming this, US intelligence is

        https://apnews.com/article/russia-anti-satellite-weapon-threat-technology-2880f9c55122dcafe87188bc92dd6cde

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      that and getting attacked again down the line

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >Most of the world hate USA
    I'm Irish and I think the USA is based. Good people as well. You can frick off now. God Bless the USA.

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >twz.com
    Tyler Rogoway
    @Aviation_Intel
    Tucker: Why did you invade Ukraine?

    Putin: Very well, where do I begin?

    My father was a relentlessly self-improving boulangerie owner from Belgium with low grade narcolepsy and a penchant for buggery. My mother was a fifteen year old French prostitute named Chloe with webbed feet. My father would womanize, he would drink, he would make outrageous claims like he invented the question mark. Some times he would accuse chestnuts of being lazy, the sort of general malaise that only the genius possess and the insane lament. My childhood was typical, summers in Rangoon, luge lessons. In the spring we'd make meat helmets. When I was insolent I was placed in a burlap bag and beaten with reeds, pretty standard really. At the age of 12 I received my first scribe. At the age of fourteen, a Zoroastrian named Vilma ritualistically shaved my testicles. There really is nothing like a shorn scrotum, it's breathtaking, I suggest you try it. At the age of eighteen, I went off to evil medical school. From there...

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I've never considered how poetic this single joke from Goldmember was. It could pass for something from Our Lady of the Flowers.

      Or this from Kipling

      >Those things, he was used to say, in his glorious opium-hours, would yet make little Kimball a man. On no account was Kim to part with them, for they belonged to a great piece of magic—such magic as men practised over yonder behind the Museum, in the big blue-and-white Jadoo-Gher—the Magic House .. Kim’s horn would be exalted between pillars—monstrous pillars—of beauty and strength. The Colonel himself, riding on a horse, at the head of the finest Regiment in the world, would attend to Kim—little Kim that should have been better off than his father. Nine hundred first-class devils, whose God was a Red Bull on a green field, would attend to Kim, if they had not forgotten O’Hara—poor O’Hara that was gang-foreman on the Ferozepore line. Then he would weep bitterly in the broken rush chair on the veranda.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Fyodor Dostoevsky’s 1873 essay Something About Lying

        https://i.imgur.com/JRUizo5.jpeg

        >Russia’s Anti-Satellite Nuke Could Leave Lower Orbit Unusable, Test Vehicle May Already Be Deployed
        >"We aren't talking about a weapon that can be used to attack humans or cause structural damage on Earth," according to Stewart. "Instead… our analysts assess that detonation [of a nuclear device] in a particular placement in orbit of a magnitude and location would render lower Earth orbit unusable for a certain amount of time." Low Earth Orbit (LEO) refers to a band of space that measures roughly 100 miles to 1,200 miles above the earth, and which is highly congested. Many capabilities that are highly important to society exist in this orbital realm.
        >Here, Plumb referred to the impact of 'nuclear pumping' in the aforementioned Van Allen Belts — high energy radiation particles that form two belts that surround the Earth like donuts. Nuclear pumping refers to a phenomenon where nuclear radiation lingers in the LEO environment.
        >The existence of Russia's nuclear anti-satellite weapon is concerning to the U.S. government and military for a host of reasons. Space represents an absolutely critical domain and is essential for the day-to-day functioning of the U.S. military. Moreover, it has in place various programs for developing distributed space-based capabilities, supporting early warning and missile-defense type missions, as well as intelligence-gathering and surveillance, communications and data-sharing, where satellite use is key. The United States' advantage in space is clearly something adversaries are seeking to negate.
        We've just entered the Tom Clancy's timeline?:
        https://www.twz.com/space/russias-anti-satellite-nuke-could-leave-lower-orbit-unusable-test-vehicle-may-already-be-deployed

        ’s Anti-Satellite Nuke Could Leave Lower Orbit Unusable, Test Vehicle May Already Be Deployed

        Lately, I was suddenly struck by the thought that in Russia, among our educated classes, there cannot be even one man who wouldn’t be addicted to lying. This is precisely because among us even quite honest people may be lying. I am certain that in other nations, in the overwhelming majority of them, only scoundrels are lying; they are lying for the sake of material gain, that is, with directly criminal intent.

        Well, in our case, even the most esteemed people may be lying for no reason at all, and with most honorable aims. We are lying almost invariably for the sake of hospitality. One wishes to create in the listener an aesthetical impression, to give him pleasure, and so one lies even, so to speak, sacrificing oneself to the listener.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          its part of their asiatic face saving heritage. Changs lie through their teeth too. As do pajeets.

          vatniks are particularly vicious though as they all know its a lie but it masks the underlying nihilism, imperial arrogance and unapologetic delinquency. They behave the same as small groups in foreign environments as they do as a whole

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >I've never considered how poetic this single joke from Goldmember was. It could pass for something from Our Lady of the Flowers.

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Armored core 4 timeline.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Armored core 4 timeline.
      All of modern Russians pretensions seem like something like a B grade video game script . So yeah.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The worst moment of this war for me was realizing Russia has confused James Bond for real life.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >The worst moment of this war for me was realizing Russia has confused James Bond for real life.
          Russia is more Austin Powers than James Bond these days

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    of course you believe it, you a brown simpleton saturated in Russian propaganda, or an actual z list Russian propagandist making his post count. The old formula, get some Russia stromk bullshit in a semi respectable (or fake) site due to poor gate keeping, then spam that shit relentlessly until some cocaine addled hack tabloid journo uses it to make his word count. I've actually stopped believing hindus and muslims have any capacity to even conceptualize truth or reality because of posters like you. ziggers certainly can't. As some anons say you've convinced me with your fantastical lying fabrications Russia really is strong and not weak and pathetic

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >you a brown simpleton saturated in Russian propaganda, or an actual z list Russian propagandist

      >twz.com
      Tyler Rogoway
      @Aviation_Intel
      Tucker: Why did you invade Ukraine?

      Putin: Very well, where do I begin?

      My father was a relentlessly self-improving boulangerie owner from Belgium with low grade narcolepsy and a penchant for buggery. My mother was a fifteen year old French prostitute named Chloe with webbed feet. My father would womanize, he would drink, he would make outrageous claims like he invented the question mark. Some times he would accuse chestnuts of being lazy, the sort of general malaise that only the genius possess and the insane lament. My childhood was typical, summers in Rangoon, luge lessons. In the spring we'd make meat helmets. When I was insolent I was placed in a burlap bag and beaten with reeds, pretty standard really. At the age of 12 I received my first scribe. At the age of fourteen, a Zoroastrian named Vilma ritualistically shaved my testicles. There really is nothing like a shorn scrotum, it's breathtaking, I suggest you try it. At the age of eighteen, I went off to evil medical school. From there...

      >Putin

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >US tells houthis they will stop bombing them as terrorists if they stop blowing up ships (the entire reason the US is bombing)
    >AXAXAX US is finished and cowardly running away

    You've made me the most demoralised man in my Oblast.

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >Bruh, at least read my post, before you sperg out. This shit you wrote rivals the schizo shit /misc/aks shit out in response to anything even slightly challenging their world view, you can do better than this.

    Oh I'n so sorry let me just pretend to tremble in terror of yet ANOTHER strategically useless Russian wuderwaffen of Armageddon that MAY exist and MAY be deployed. 'Bruh'. Surely Russia is not weak and pathetic at all !

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >tremble in terror of yet ANOTHER strategically useless Russian wuderwaffen of Armageddon that MAY exist and MAY be deployed

      Read
      my
      post

      I said they wont do it because it would be geopolitical suicide. I am also not asking you to be afraid. Im trying to sugest that we stay calm and collected and don't rush to conclusions.
      Yes I know it is hard to find the truth in anything Russia shits out but this is why we have /k/, so that we can discuss these things.

      Also get some pills for that Z paranoia, twe are not in the 1970s. There is no room or need for commie hysteria 2.0.

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i love /k/ best thing on the entire internets these days pure gold

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      /k/
      A magical place.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It is tho'

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    Look up self awarenes and self reflection, you are acting like the avarage /misc/ user.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You seem very upset but we are all trembling before Russia which is not weak and pathetic at all.

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    So is this the Russian nuclear tsunami that can destroy the world or the Russian nuke powered by a nuke jet engine that is like always ready to destroy the world? I get so confused.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Its something that sits in orbit and blows up all the satellites

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Its something that sits in orbit and blows up all the satellites
        And destroys the world? Oh Russia must be very strong and not weak and pathetic at all with this new weapon of mighty terror that is much more real than all the other ones that turned out to be nonsense!

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          i suggest you read OPs article instead of being a willfully ignorant moron. russia isnt claiming any of this, this is all US intelligence

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I suggest you go frick yourself with a rake.

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's launching a space rocket and then activating a nuke to throw debris up there. That is entirely within vatnik savage's capabilities. They just can't do it because that'd likely be treated as a regular nuclear attack and then oops all nukes because
    >no no wait bro I just nuked space you can't nuke me :^)
    will be treated just as
    >No no wait bro I just nuked ukraine with a little baby nuke you can't nuke me :^)
    Which is to say millions die because of the hubris of one little piece of shit in Moscow.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Shouldn't trying to hit anything in space, with what is esentialy a shotgun, work?
      Like space is huge, even low orbit space, and the chances of hitting a tiny sattelite with shrapnel that did not get aimed at all should be basically 0.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The current plan is to use lasers to do it since it wont leave bullet debris and some of these space junk bits are moving very fast

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yes Russia will nuke its own glonass system so the world will never find out how absolutely shit it was and material never de-orbits to burn up in like a ton a day of space crap does right now. We the humble morons of the internet understand Russia is not weak and pathetic and the bear must mot be poked in the ass with the eyebrow

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Nav satellites are at 12000 miles orbit, not 1200 miles.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >activating a nuke to throw debris up there

      its not about debris, although there would be a significant amount of that as a result of the blast

      its about irradiating low earth orbit and making satellites there unusable

      the US already proved this concept in the 60s with things like starfish prime btw

      >The explosion released roughly 1029 electrons into the Earth's magnetosphere.[12] While some of the energetic beta particles followed the Earth's magnetic field and illuminated the sky, other high-energy electrons became trapped and formed radiation belts around the Earth. The added electrons increased the intensity of electrons within the natural inner Van Allen radiation belt by several orders of magnitude.[12] There was much uncertainty and debate[by whom?] about the composition, magnitude and potential adverse effects from the trapped radiation after the detonation. The weaponeers became quite worried when three satellites in low Earth orbit were disabled. These included TRAAC and Transit 4B.[13] The half-life of the energetic electrons was only a few days. At the time it was not known that solar and cosmic particle fluxes varied by a factor of 10, and energies could exceed 1 MeV (0.16 pJ). In the months that followed, these man-made radiation belts eventually caused six or more satellites to fail,[14] as radiation damaged their solar arrays or electronics, including the first commercial relay communication satellite

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >millions die
      no they absolutely fricking wont. You zero sum tards are as cringe as the demographic doomers. Everything projecting from current western leaders is they are shitting their pants at the thought of nook-ooks. Both if used or falling into the hands of warlords if big tzar monke fails to keep his shithouse empire together

      What would happen though is a significant ramping up of the conventional war in Ukraine directly. From arms to boots on the ground to air strikes into puccias neighboring regions including moscow area

  23. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    If that person isn't Russian it must be a sandBlack person.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Or worse: a Serb.

  24. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    So once the cold war with russia goes hot we're taken back to the 1960s except with drones?

  25. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Russia may do something that will pit the rest of the world against them

    yeah

  26. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    Look, another "Look guiz, its totally nafo" false flag with the deliberate english errors to look stupid on purpose. Nobody is falling for it pidor.

  27. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I expected this the second Starlink happened. Literally the only sensible thing to come out of Reagan's Star Wars (SDI) was the pebbles in space concept. So the second Musk started sending these into orbit it must have rang alarm bells in the Kremlin, thats where the development of this weapon must have started.

    A functioning ABM system would defang Russia forever so its no wonder they have shit like this. This will ensure ICBM's are relevant forever.

  28. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    So the only thing Russia can do is ruin the world for everyone by filling space with junk? Everyone will surely love them afterwards, including their Chinese and Indian friends...

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Perhaps they've caught on that people are taking their nook-ook-ooking less seriously than they did ten thousand nuke threats ago

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        So from nook ooking to shitting in a well everyone drinks from?

  29. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >Russia claims
    >Russia says
    >Russia denies
    >...
    It is so tiresome.

  30. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    Embarracing, this hate post is allowed, but if you reply with, "no, people hate USA, russian culture is nice" the post get deleted. Embarracing shill board. All the racist post still up.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >bwaahh le evil reishists are hurting my feelies 🙁
      Go back to twitter if you are so fragile, woman

  31. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    wouldn't this be counted as an assault on critical US capabilities, leading to the US to respond in kind

  32. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Maybe the brownest thread of /k/.

  33. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Another reason to take Putin out NOW and stop mucking about

  34. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    nukes don't have a shockwave in a vacuum so all of the damage from a space nuke would come from radiation and heat which means any damage to a satellite would be getting EMP'd/ melted which probably wouldn't create debris just melt the satellite into a single piece of slag. biggest problem is that the pressure from the blast would undoubtedly alter the satellite's trajectory which could leave it on a collision course with other satellites with no means of avoidance.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What pressure? There is no air in space.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        radiation pressure

        >actual hitler thing
        large orbital debris would clear up pretty fast and smaller orbital debris can be mitigated without excessive cost. Kessler syndrome is an overblown fear. If that headline was honest it would have included the words "for a few years" after "could leave lower orbit unusable".
        [...]
        Muskrat, I get that you know slightly more than the nothing the average person knows about space, but you're in the dangerous zone where you are very vulnerable to misleading information. None of the conclusions you suggested in your post are actually reasonable if you knew just a bit more. Since I've deleted a few different attempts to keep this post under 2k characters already, I'm going to just leave what I have to say as: Elon Musk is a midwit and any random space nerd could probably accomplish more with the funding he's received, and Star Wars and Brilliant Pebbles weren't economically possible at the time, and now things have changed so much that better options for ABM systems are possible for cheaper.

        >for a few years
        for a few days

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      that's not the proposed mechanism of action here, what they're suggesting is instead that beta particles (high energy electrons) from the blast will become trapped in the van Allen radiation belts, amplifying them

  35. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just relax morons no one is nuking anything. At MOST it’ll just be used as leverage to get Ukraine get cut off of Starshield — and ONLY because BIden has trained the world to understand that saying “nuke” is effective.

    As for military effect the impact will be severe against Ukraine which relies on Starshield (military application of Starlink) for communications which would otherwise be jammed to oblivion and Ukraine doesn’t have a real alternative (unlike Russia which at least has a crappy network of land-lines and point-to-point links). The loss of LEO satcoms will screw over a lot of comms but not cause a complete loss. There are are satcoms in other orbital bands so there’ll be scrambling to deal with it. Loss of high-bandwidth low-latency satcoms will definitely hurt US capability but not dramatically to the point of not being able to completely overmatch any other nation on Earth conventionally.

  36. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This is moronic. What about this is different from Starfish Prime? And what is to prevent our radiological detection satellites from finding this? It's not like we can't track literally any launch/deployment in real time, and it's definitely not like They® absolutely don't have the ability to both interrogate and intercept this bullshit in orbit. What a stupid fricking article. Is the State Department that desperate for Ukrainian funding?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >What about this is different from Starfish Prime?
      it's not 1962 and we know what setting off a nuke up there does now

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        That's the point, tard. What's with this dumbass article?

  37. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Oh my God, what blew up now?

  38. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >glavset rooster posts ridiculous claim fresh off of TAAS
    >everyone laughs
    >glavset rooster gets mad and starts foaming at the mouth
    >gets verbally abused
    I know it's you job, but I don't envy you.

  39. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >RUSSIAS SUPER SPECIAL ANTI SATELLITE NOOK
    >just an inoperable soviet icbm detonated at a specific altitude

  40. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >OOK OOK IMMA NOOK

  41. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >racist
    Highlighting the skin color is not racism.

  42. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >NOOOOKS - :l
    >NOOOOKS but in space - :l

  43. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Russia is copening.

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