Russia would build a giant laser to "blind" orbiting satellites

Credit image: public domain
Credit image: public domain

Article by: Andacs Robert Eugen, on 15 July 2022, at 10:12 am Los Angeles time

Images taken recently by Google Earth show that Russia is preparing to build a sophisticated weapon capable of "blinding" satellites in orbit.

Thus, according to several credible sources, including the prestigious publication Space Review, the project, named Kalina, will target the optical systems of satellites operated by foreign forces that will pass over Russia.

In essence, the Kalina system will complement an existing mobile laser called Peresvet and will be located a few kilometers away from Zelenchukskaya, a town in southwestern Russia, not far from Krasnodar, well known to the astronomical community for the RATAN-600 telescope.

The laser beams of the Kalina project will be directed towards the telescope using a series of mirrors and will enter it through a side aperture.

This announcement come after more than 4 months when Russia started a war in Ukraine.

Also, regarding this subject, SpaceX's Starlink satellite network successfully blocked a Russian electromagnetic attack.

The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, praised the satellite service held by Elon Musk for allowing Ukraine to maintain contact with the rest of the world after Russia's invasion.

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