What's the big deal with the starlink boxes sent to ukraine?

What's the big deal with the starlink boxes sent to ukraine? People are saying that russia is saying they're being used militarily. Do they do more than just internet access? Would it matter if russia took a couple boxes?

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >big deal
    Keeps the internet online despite Russian attempts to knock it out country-wide. Russia has no ability to prevent this.
    >being used militarily
    They are but what are they gonna do, cry?
    >do more
    No.
    >Matter
    Not in the slightest. I guess it'd give them internet access lol.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Funny thing is that internet and cell service are still up over most of the country anyways. When Kharkiv had the power knocked out recently a local said they still had cell service (since those almost always have their own backup power supplies/generators.)

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Cell towers usually don't have generators, just a huge stack of old lead-acid batteries for backup that can last a few days tops.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >give them internet access
      By nature all box locatioms are tracked 24/7 (otherwise there'd be no service, it's satellite internet)
      If Russia took a box they'd get access to a pretty standard (if powerful) commercial-grade wireless router, Elon would stop the satellite download and report the box as work expenditure on his tax returns, and that's really it
      The biggest thing Russia could do would be to compromise or hack the service, good luck getting to space to manually re-flash 46 satellites that have been infected with a shitty Russian boot sector virus, or trying to re-stabilize them in orbit if a phishing scheme let them get access and blow the satellites' repositioning and deorbiting fuel in retrograde all at once
      outside of such a software/networking exploit, Starlink is very resilient

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    For those interested in spaceflight, SpaceX is literally the best thing to happen to America since the 60’s.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/TX1b47j.jpg

      What's the big deal with the starlink boxes sent to ukraine? People are saying that russia is saying they're being used militarily. Do they do more than just internet access? Would it matter if russia took a couple boxes?

      shut the fuck up schizo

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        > I don't like Elon Musk because he's mean on Twitter.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          ME AM SMART! ELON IS LE BAD! I SAW A THUNDERFOOT VIDEO!

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Literally uses archaic technology
      >Think humanity has any future beyond this rock if we don't actually develop new physics-based propulsion systems

      Lmao, with rockets, we are destined to go extinct on this rock without having reach set foot beyond the moon.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >physics-based propulsion systems
        How is a rocket not "physics based"?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        NTR is a psued meme retard

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Who said anything about nuclear rockets, gay?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Propulsion isn't a problem for interplaneetary travel. We could have gone to Mars and beyond in the 60s as far as propulsion technology is concerned. Chemical rockets are fine.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Chemical rockets are fine.
          >Fastest chemical rocket achieved 0.05% of the speed of light

          Lel
          Lemao even

          You will all die on this rock with the next natural calamity. You never even came close to being a multi-planetary species.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            why are you using those gay metric AUs

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Because metric was designed by God and universal throughout the galaxy.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            https://i.imgur.com/rbzb2DU.jpg

            Who said anything about nuclear rockets, gay?

            >using a non chemical system to get out of the gravity well when methane is cheaper and works perfectly well

            lol pseud

            PROTIP: you don't need absurdly high delta v until you get into orbit and start thinking about deep space applications.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >Barely evolved, hair-less chimpanzee brain can't come up with anything better than mass ejection for propulsion...

              Oogga booga, throw banan in one direction, me go forward!

              This is why you fucking primates will share the same fate as dinosaurs, and the other primitive fauna that evolved and then disappeared from this planet. Lemao

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                meds

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Oh no, it's become agitated.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                okay oh Wise One, tell us how humans can leave this rock without chemical propulsion

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Fuck off, we're full.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Only way to reach anyplace meaningful is using constant acceleration rockets using nuclear propulsion with

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Constant
                >no powerful thrusts
                Doomed to endless loneliness, anon.

                https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_Orion_(nuclear_propulsion)

                Antimatter propulsion seems to be the most efficient way to store enough propellant to actually get anywhere.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Not the same poster as the person you’re responding to, but I too noticed your plebeian monke redditor brain and replied right above yours.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                You would need to make advances in physics and mathematics, but your monke brains have arrived at a hard bio-chemical limits of abstraction and comprehension. The same way a Golden Retriever will never be able to understand calculus, no matter how many thousands of hours you may try to teach it, homos will never unlock certain secrets of nature.

                Your only hope is AI, but that's hundreds of years away, which you do not have. Clock is ticking, the next geological disaster is around the corner.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Take it easy on us graybro. We're working on it

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I'm so sorry for you.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Any chemical rocket can get arbitrarily close to C if you leave it running long enough. The issue is fuel. So for interstellar flights assuming you cant go FTL we need a system for scooping up interstellar meadium and an engine that be fueled by the elements scooped up

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >Any chemical rocket can get arbitrarily close to C if you leave it running long enough.

              Ah yes monke, you would just need all of the mass in the visible universe to create enough propellant to get you close to C with your archaic fireworks.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                There is plenty of useable material in interstellar space to fuel a rocket

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Brilliant, monke, absolutely cunning. You will just need to construct a magnetic field the size of our planet to sweep 1 g of hydrogen into your monke fusion reactor. And then die from the inevitable radiation.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Larping should be a bannable offense you cringe inducing retard

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Larping as what?

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                +1

                You could just report his shit as offtopic

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >not being strapped to two feet of lead shielding, casually tossing small nuclear grenades through a small trapdoor behind you; harnessing the power of the stars themselves to effortlessly cruise the galaxy.. dabbing on earthly plebeians and their archaic internal combustion engines with your phallic inspired external combustion ass-blast chad-thruster… Spewing enough heat, matter, and manliness in your wake; there’s a very good chance your steed spawns a small planet of its own, legally making you a god and granting you irrevocable mineral rights…
          NGMI

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Agreed, we should be using tech like pic related

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The way things are going, I doubt we will even get that far.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >neet posting from moms basement leaves scathing criticism of self made billionaire rocket scientist inventor Elon Musk. How will Musk respond?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >self made
          not him, but that's debatable

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      yup

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >just internet access

    I'm pretty sure off the shelf encryption and a commercial internet connection can do 99% of what a military communications system does.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This. Simply having the Internet connection is the military usage.

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    what the fuck kind of name is that
    the irish were a mistake

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      oh-SHAWN-uh-see.
      It's normal.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >irish were a mistake
      learned a few days ago my maternal great-grandfather was Irish. Felt sick.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        A running joke in my family is our shame for being potatomoron on our Mum's side.
        Millions of English are of Irish descent though. Just a bit of banter.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You are right, there are so many esses in it. It just has to be subversive. It is like the word "subversive" itself. It is like "seditious" and "insidious" too, and like "socialist," "suHispanicious," "fascist" and "Communist." It is an odious, alien, distasteful name, a name that just does not inspire confidence.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous
    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >complains about oshaughnessy
      bro this is babby mode when it comes to irish names

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The most generic fishing hook I use

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    https://twitter.com/dpatrikarakos/status/1519303470192410624

    Starlink is a massive asset for the Ukrainian. Even if Russia gets some starlink dishies, they can only use them if they have the right password. SpaceX can just turn off service to a dish if Ukraine says they lost that particular one.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I mean, they can apparently hack an election system from the other side of the globe; a modem shouldn’t be too far-fetched. Hohols aren’t rocket surgeons.

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Reminder that Musk is helping Ukraine literally to take revenge on Russia because an oligarch once spat on him.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I try my hardest to hate Elon Musk, but SpaceX is legit and the fact that the Ukrainians are using Starlink to pilot drones and guide artillery strikes is fucking amazing.

      based

      should have sold him those rocket engines Ivan

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >roscosmos laughed him out
      >now spacex has practically driven them out of business
      Really should have sold the rich capitalist boy the rocket he wanted.

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Legitimately the only completely undisputed good thing Musk has done this year. No matter where you sit (unless you're Russian), Musk sending an entire airplane full of Starlink dishes to the Ukrainians free of charge was incredibly based and actually directly helped their war effort immensely. It meant that they would always have internet access no matter what the Russians tried.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It was government funded, but all the rest is still based

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Is this you?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          No wonder those morons were poor. NASA's budget was always tiny compared to, oh I don't know, any other federal budget maybe

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Major Zaretsky chose perfectly. Once his team destroyed the first and last vehicles, there was nowhere for the Russians in the vehicles in the middle to go. There was a clear field of fire on both sides of the Russian convoy with well-placed Ukrainian machine guns.
    >With military communications still disabled, the Commander used WhatsApp to call in artillery strikes on the convoy. During the same battle, the Ukrainians also found a local youth in Irpin who was a computer hacker.
    >He hacked into Russian computers to see the Russian drone footage, so the Ukrainian Commander could see everything the Russian enemy was seeing and anticipate their next moves.
    >Major Zaretsky credits Elon Musk’s satellites as being the reason he could use the internet to use Google Maps, YouTube, WhatsApp and allow the hacker to access the Russian computers.

    https://smallwarsjournal.com/jrnl/art/untold-story-battle-kyiv

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      And then everybody clapped, except the Russians carrying laptops into combat as is so often the case.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Intercepting drones video feeds has been a thing for a while. Also there's a lot of cybersecurity and drone companies in the capital, so the guy was probably just someone who knew how to use the software.
        https://southfloridareporter.com/u-s-supplied-drones-hacked-russians-ukraine-fighting-video/?print=pdf

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It was mostly a cheap and meaningless marketing stunt for Elon garden gnomesk.
    But I guess Ukraine is getting some actual use out of it, which is nice.

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Musk actually did a good thing and basically gave the ukies SatComs via Starlink Internet connection. Basically any device capable of encrypted connections is now a SatCom device for Ukraine.

    Russia is seething about it because they either don't have SatComs or like GlonASS their SatComs are fucking abysmal.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I bet russian satcoms use a 'constellation' of a single sat on molniya orbit lmao

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