“If Starlink services can operate in harsh environments during emergency and war situations, it can adequately do so as well, or more easily, for supporting commercial, consumer, and enterprise requirements in normal or peaceful situations,” Del Rosario told Rest of World.
Russia regularly sends both humans and satellites up on their Soyuz rockets. “Their expertise in human spaceflight is especially strong,” says Claude Rousseau, research director at Northern Sky Research, a space consultancy firm. Ukraine’s position is less important, yet the country has a sizable space industry. Elon Musk even declared that the Ukraine-designed Zenit rocket.