Russia's anti-satellite weapons test against one of its own satellites iswreaking havoc on the activities of the company.
According to SpaceNews, the debris from a Russian anti-satellite demonstration that took place in November is now hitting a bunch of private space company's Starlink internet satellites.
30 percent of the existing satellite constellation had close calls with debris from a Russian ASAT "conjunction squall" after the country destroyed its own intelligence according to Dan Oltrogge.
At the Small Satellite Conference in Utah earlier this week, Oltrogge said that there had been more than 6,000 close approaches between the Starlink satellites and the debris, but he did not say how many had to be maneuvered out of the way of the flying.
The Russian satellite debris was already an issue before the Starlink satellites were launched, but the new series has made it worse.
The ASAT puts it at risk.
He said that he was able to maneuver out of the way of this one.
Oltrogge said it could be difficult to work it if you didn't have an automated system.
If that happens, you can be sure that NASA will have something to say about it. It's working relationship withRoscosmos is tense.
The Starlink satellites encountered Russian ASAT debris.
Everyone is condemning Russia for blowing up a satellite. Except, of course, Musk.