Elon Musk’s Starlink project in China ‘very scary’, aerospace expert says

As Americans use the latest Starlink satellite dish in their recreational vehicles, an astronaut claims that Elon Musk’s Starlink system is being developed by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). “Nervous”Because ISpaceX Company specializes in satellite internet “Only” Actors on the ground are currently able to participate in strategic space competitions between the United States and China.

“It’s important to understand that Elon Musk’s company, SpaceX, is the only thing that keeps the United States in space competition against China.”Explained in an interview for Yuga TimesBrandon Weichart, astronaut and author “Winning Space: How America Has a Super Power” [Gagner l’espace : comment les États‑Unis restent une superpuissance, ndt.]

According to experts, Starlink Could become an essential element of war “. The result is team building “Nervous” US rivals, though the mask is down twice “Offensive” White House and military agencies.

Starlink, SpaceX, a constellation of satellites for the Internet operated by the spacecraft company Musk, today has more than 2,400 satellites orbiting the earth at 60 times less altitude than most satellites on Earth.

CCP “Nervous”

According to Mr. Weichart, U.S. opponents are concerned about Starlink because the satellite system prevents large-scale attacks that U.S. opponents are currently capable of, and so “Destruction” America’s space infrastructure is much tougher than ever.

“The Starlink program is an excellent private sector success story that perfectly explains how to protect critical but weak military satellite constellations.”

“The strength of Starlink is its extra power. So basically we saw a solar flame last summer that dropped something like 20, even 40, Starlink satellites. Kasturi did not bat for a second. Within a day, these systems were replaced because they were smaller and cheaper. A

As Mr. Weichart details in his book, Russia and China have previously attacked U.S. satellites to prevent U.S. military forces from accessing communication networks, for example using electromagnetic pulse attacks.

“Both Russia and China are threatened by this power because they know how Americans can use it to their advantage.. And that’s why these two countries are excited now. They are desperately trying to come up with countermeasures that they thought were to their advantage, including the possibility of space control, including the ability to prevent Americans from using space in the event of a conflict. A

According to experts, a recent clue proves that the CCP is threatened by Starlink: The CCP has complained to the United Nations about China’s space station strategy. Tiangong In two separate incidents, Starlink had to perform to avoid collisions with satellites.

“China has been muttering that one of Elon Musk’s Starlink satellites has almost collided with its new modular space station, which must have been exaggerated … but its response has told us how scary it is. The new communications system.”

The United States has denied the allegations in a statement issued Friday stating “Similar, baseless allegations concerning Russia’s intelligence have been made more than once. SpaceX has released a statement acknowledging the confrontation. The agency said it monitored the flight path of their satellite to maintain a safe distance from Tiangong.

According to experts, Starlink has impressive cyber defense capabilities, even for Pentagon defense experts.

“Pentagon’s electronic warfare expert has observed in real time the Russian cyber-attack, the relentless cyber-attack of the SpaceX operators of the on-board system of the Sterlink satellite.”Mr. Weichart explained, referring to Dave Tremper, the Pentagon’s director of electronic warfare, who said Breaking Defense The power of SpaceX gave it “Makes me shiver”.

So, if the Chinese military tries to launch a cyber attack on Starlink’s embedded operating system, China “Will feel very rude awakening”Mr. Weichart believes.

The only player in the space race

According to Brandon Wichart, SpaceX is now “The only thing that keeps the United States in space competition against China”But it is forced to run through the institutional power of the United States.

“The problem is that our own government does not seem to recognize or care about SpaceX being the only project that allows the United States to compete in new space and stay competitive. A

“NASA is asleep with its reputation and the space force does not know what they want to do. A

“Meanwhile, American leaders, for the most part, do not see space as a strategic domain. China does it. Musk does it.”

According to Mr. Weichart, the reason for this lack of solidarity is due to a clear disagreement on political ideology between Musk, the CEO of SpaceX, and the White House.

SpaceX “Elon Musk has been under intense political pressure, especially recently, because of his political position. Elon Musk is not a friend of the Biden administration.”Mr. Weichert recalls, adding that there is this disagreement “A huge target has been set” On the back of musk.

Recent criticism of the Biden administration and the Democratic Party has sparked controversy in the political world. The billionaire indicated that Biden was not “Truth” The President of the United States and called the Democratic Party the Democratic Party “Split” And some “Hate”.

“They started going after Kasturi. They are going after him with a regulatory question about buying Twitter: not because of any mistake, only because Musk is a political rival. A

“So the problem today is not China or Russia. A

According to Mr. Weichart, the U.S. stagnation in space competition can also be explained by the existence of a military cartel that “Far from being as innovative as SpaceX”.

“Today you have a cartel of a handful of powerful defense contractors who don’t really want to build defenses that are both efficient, time-friendly, development-friendly and less expensive than they are now. A

“So SpaceX is weakening this old defense industry cartel. This is why musk is hated. This is why he was attacked by the bureaucracy, not to mention all the political aggression carried out by the Biden administration. A

Brandon Weichart advised the United States to adopt the innovative model of SpaceX, which uses easily replaceable satellite arrays to make U.S. space infrastructure more resilient to space-to-combat attacks.

“Whether it’s a contract that SpaceX gets or another company, they have to copy the SpaceX model. That’s the key. “He insisted.

In his book “Winning Space: How America Has a Super Power”Mr Weichart warned the United States that it must change its approach to space and consider space as one. “Strategic area” To avoid a “Destructive Wonder Attack” Introduced by Russia or China during the war, which will be on its terms a “Pearl Harbor from space”.

“The United States is like a heavy truck. When we move forward as a nation, we cannot stop. On the other hand, in the beginning, it is always more difficult for our country. A

“Today, the United States must prepare for a space Pearl Harbor – and everyone in Washington knows that.”

US Space Force officials did not respond to a request for comment at press timeYuga Times.

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