From the Chinese, analysis for Elon Musk’s Starlink satellites: Nuclear bomb
this year Mayin the month of China academicaround the global Starlink satellite networkabout the threat posed by discussions had appeared …
the past day PLAphysical scientists, China’s peer-reviewed science journal Nuclear Techniquesin orbiting satellites out of ordercreated to calculate the release model relatedan important article they published . Your model is very sensitiveand the calculations minutesthereby allowing it to be done in hypersonic attackEven the threats disposalmade possible to it is said.
A 10-megaton nuclear bomb could destroy Starlink
The proposed analysis relativelyweak 10 megatonsa nuclear warhead at a certain altitudein a relatively controlled state blowing up . warhead directly. detonation in orbitconsidered dangerous because, firstly, degradation productsoccurs in a limited volume, which necessary devastating effectdoes not create, and secondly, radioactiveparticles of the earth magnetic fieldwill be caught by all spacecraftthreatening to a high degree a radioactive generationwill create.
One in orbit warheadinstead of blowing up atmospheric gas moleculesstill be involved in the formation of a radioactive cloud. enough airlocated 80 kman explosion at height being recommended . A cloud of this kind in five minutes 500 km altitudeout and about 140,000 km2It will spread over an area of . during the passagepartially or wholly damaged for satellitesa medicine trap will become. Thus, a single warheadin an orbit with hundreds and thousands of satellitesdisable and to friendly devicesTo prevent damage possiblewill be.