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kingdragonfly
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  #2989584 29-Oct-2022 19:30
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Who's crazier? Kayne West or Putin?

Russia is frequently using the GPS system for navigation, run by the US Navy. The Russian equivalent is rarely used, so location chipset support is rare.

Reuters: Russia's anti-satellite threat tests laws of war in space

A Russian official's threat this week to "strike" Western satellites aiding Ukraine highlights an untested area of international law, raising concerns among space lawyers and industry executives about the safety of objects in orbit.

"Quasi-civilian infrastructure may be a legitimate target for a retaliatory strike," senior foreign ministry official Konstantin Vorontsov told the United Nations, reiterating Moscow's position that Western civilian and commercial satellites helping Ukrainian's war effort was "an extremely dangerous trend."

No country has carried out a missile strike against an enemy's satellite. Such an act during the war in Ukraine could sharply escalate tensions between Russia and the United States.
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  #2989640 30-Oct-2022 11:23
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The Guardian : Russia suspends Ukraine grain deal after attack on Sevastopol naval base

Russia has said it will pull out of a UN-brokered grain export deal after a dramatic attack by Ukrainian airborne and underwater drones on its Black Sea naval base of Sevastopol in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Social media showed footage of explosions both near and in the Crimean harbour, and Russia’s defence ministry said there had been an attack by “nine unmanned aerial vehicles and seven autonomous sea drones” that began at 4.20am.

A spokesperson for the ministry initially said the Ivan Golubets minesweeper had suffered minor damage in the incident, but there was immediate speculation by Russian and Ukrainian sources that the flagship Admiral Makarov may also have been hit.

The ministry later said in a statement via the news agency Tass that it had suspended “participation in the implementation of agreements on the export of agricultural products from Ukrainian ports”.

The UN-brokered deal had allowed Ukraine to resume grain exports from its Black Sea ports without fear of merchant ships being targeted, while Russia was allowed to export food and fertiliser.

Ukraine’s infrastructure ministry said on Saturday that the grain initiative had an “exclusively humanitarian character” and warned of a risk to food security if the deal was not restarted.

It said that it had exported 9m tonnes since 1 August, when vessels began sailing, including 190,000 tonnes of wheat “to countries on the brink of hunger” in Africa and the Middle East.

...A successful attack on any of Russia’s fleet would be a major success for Ukraine, which has no navy of its own. Russia’s flagship, the Moskva, was sunk by Ukrainian missiles in April, making the Admiral Makarov its most important warship in the Black Sea.
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Unmanned boats attacking Sevastopol Harbor in Crimea, "Admiral Makarov" and "Ivan Golubets"

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  #2989704 30-Oct-2022 18:50
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I'm sure its nothing and will buff out. 

 


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  #2989713 30-Oct-2022 20:11
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This was news to me.

World Population Review: Poorest Countries in Europe in 2020, authored in 2022
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Top 10 Poorest Countries in Europe (by 2020 GNI per capita, Atlas method, current US$)

Ukraine - $3,540
Georgia - $4,290
Kosovo (partially recognized) - $4,440
Moldova - $4,570
Albania - $5,210
North Macedonia - $5,720
Bosnia And Herzegovina - $6,090
Belarus - $6,330
Serbia - $7,400
Montenegro - $7,900

*If counted as European countries rather than Asian countries, the transcontinental countries Armenia ($4,220) and Azerbaijan ($4,450) would also appear on the above list.
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  #2989714 30-Oct-2022 20:17
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Bllomberg: ‘Star Wars’ Actor Hamill’s Campaign Sends 500 Drones to Ukraine

Mark Hamill helped send 500 drones to Ukraine through the country's United24 initiative.

The "Army of Drones" program is collecting drone donations to "constantly monitor the front line."

Hamill urged "everyone to come together and help Ukraine stand up in this war with the evil empire,"
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  #2989857 31-Oct-2022 09:39
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kingdragonfly: The Russian equivalent is rarely used, so location chipset support is rare.

 

 

 

I'm not sure that's true - Russia had a law for a long time that imposed an excessive tax on satnav receiver equipment that supported GPS but not GLONASS, specifically to ensure there was wider support. It's been standard for years now.





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  #2990032 31-Oct-2022 13:36
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Just to note as news reporters constantly get this very  wrong.

 

GPS Chipsets and modules pretty much support 'all the standards'.
So support of all of GPS, Galileo, GLONASS, BeiDou is almost universal.
USA, EU, RU, China systems.
Plus a number of systems to enhance speed accuracy that are common.

 

Satellite coverage and maintenance my differ system to system.

 

https://www.u-blox.com/en/product/lea-m8s-module

 

Further trick is that there is a coded signal for military use.
Tricks to support fast flying jets, rockets, shells and interference resistance.

 

Russia no doubt has tricks in GLONASS, but then they may maintain it poorly ?
Customized hardware to take advantage of this may be hard for Russia too.
Without much of a chip industry, problems making receivers for their own signals ? :-)  
Plus its very expensive all this semicustom stuff.
Slapping in an off the shelf module and using rest of money to repaint the yacht seems a better option. 


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  #2990171 31-Oct-2022 15:19
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I was basing my beliefs on stories like this

EurAsian Times: Another Russian Fighter Jet Found With GPS Taped To Its Dashboard; IAF Pilot Says India Has Done It Too

Two months after EurAsian Times reported a Russian Sukhoi Su-34 ground attack/bomber aircraft having civilian US-made satellite navigation receivers taped to their dashboards, another video has surfaced showing a similar satellite navigation receiver that relies on US’ Global Positioning System’s (GPS) services attached inside the cockpit of a Su-24 jet.
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  #2990196 31-Oct-2022 15:35
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I don’t think it matters if Russia uses civilian GPS or their own. If they start taking out Satellites, I’m sure there ones will be targeted straight after.


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  #2990226 31-Oct-2022 17:19
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Taking out satellites may not be so straightforward.
You may deny the space for your own use as well for many years to come.
Then there are your allies that may object.

 

China, India would be very unhappy if Space is denied to them by Russia's foolish action.
Apparently everyone wants their own GPS system.
India is putting up their own satelites.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Regional_Navigation_Satellite_System

 

Even going for the Starlink LEO ones well below most, there are lots of them you need to knock out,
bound to create a big field of debry.
China is looking to use that space for its own Starlink like system plus other uses etc. 

 

"Gravity" continuous shot. Opening Scene. Space debris hits Explorer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKW-Gd_S_xc


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  #2990245 31-Oct-2022 18:27
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ezbee:

 


Taking out satellites may not be so straightforward.
You may deny the space for your own use as well for many years to come.
Then there are your allies that may object.

 

China, India would be very unhappy if Space is denied to them by Russia's foolish action.
Apparently everyone wants their own GPS system.
India is putting up their own satelites.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Regional_Navigation_Satellite_System

 

Even going for the Starlink LEO ones well below most, there are lots of them you need to knock out,
bound to create a big field of debry.
China is looking to use that space for its own Starlink like system plus other uses etc. 

 

"Gravity" continuous shot. Opening Scene. Space debris hits Explorer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKW-Gd_S_xc

 

 

Yep, treading a very fine line there.IMHO the West has been very lenient. Lets call it common sense. Ukrainian people may not see it that way, as they arent in lovely warm houses reading the interweb news. Russia needs to be outed from the UN


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  #2990249 31-Oct-2022 18:37
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Im watching CNN now. While this war cannot be compared to WW1/2, and it started with a 3 week standard Russian Federation annexation. Now it isnt, and its been months . When does the free world call time? Maybe Im over analysing it, but its heading towards a humanitarian crisis caused by the West to allow this to continue. If we stick to the formula, this could be many years. No side has a victory in sight so they just level Ukraine, more. Now if Ukraine shot a slingshot at Russian territory, thats terrible........ Russian Federation needs to be banned from everyhting, send it the PRNK way, if they choose. That may be a passive regime change. 


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  #2990297 31-Oct-2022 21:01
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rugrat:

 

I don’t think it matters if Russia uses civilian GPS or their own. If they start taking out Satellites, I’m sure there ones will be targeted straight after.

 

 

This hooha about GPS is brinkmanship.

 

We've had threats about nukes, oil supplies, now satellites. Expect more threats about submarine internet cables , bio weapons and every other thing the Russians can come up with to make you quake in your boots.

 

What the Russians want to do is break the unified European support for Ukraine.

 

Watch some of this guy's videos for rational analysis.





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  #2990325 31-Oct-2022 21:50
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elpenguino:

Expect more threats about submarine internet cables, bio weapons

 

 

Meh, let 'em bring on their pickled kapusta and kishka, Europe has surströmming and casu marzu.

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  #2990332 31-Oct-2022 22:07
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neb:
elpenguino:

 

Expect more threats about submarine internet cables, bio weapons

 

Meh, let 'em bring on their pickled kapusta and kishka, Europe has surströmming and casu marzu.

 

I'm going to have to run that through a translator, and then maybe an insinkerator.





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