And “Starlink” is a satellite constellation system operated by Musk’s “SpaceX” company, which, according to the latest count, includes 2,400 satellites in low Earth orbit, which can deliver high-speed Internet to anywhere on our planet, especially developing countries.
A research paper, published last month, stated that China “needs to develop capabilities to track, monitor and if necessary destroy every Starlink satellite”.
The study was led by Ren Yuanshen, a researcher at the Beijing Institute of Tracking and Telecommunications under the People’s Liberation Army Strategic Support Force, along with a group of leading scientists in China’s defense industry.
The study concluded that it is necessary to “adopt more methods – soft and coarse destruction – to make some Starlink satellites lose their military functions.”
This comes as China warns of the “military functions” performed by the “Starlink” satellites, especially after the “SpaceX” company signed a contract with the US Department of Defense to use “Starlink” for military purposes, including the development of tools capable of detecting and tracking weapons that exceed Its speed is the speed of sound.
Ren said China should develop “space surveillance satellites and tools to intercept data sent by Starlink satellites in order to anticipate threats, as well as expand its capabilities to destroy satellites.”
And the British newspaper “Daily Mail” revealed that Beijing is developing “many anti-satellite technologies, including devices capable of jamming communications and burning electronic components, lasers to damage these satellites and electronic weapons to penetrate the communications network.”