Image Credit: Lockheed Martin and U.S. Space Force

According to an NBC report, Another piece of space infrastructure for Ukraine is under attack.

The report said that jammers from Russian forces besieging the country are targeting GPS satellites used for navigation, mapping, and other purposes, quoting the United States Space Force.

“Ukraine may not be able to use GPS because there are jammers around that prevent them from receiving any usable signal,” Gen. David Thompson, the Space Force’s vice chief of space operations, told NBC Nightly News Monday (April 11).

“Certainly the Russians understand the value and importance of GPS and try to prevent others from using it,” Gen. David Thompson added. He noted that Russia has not directly attacked any satellites in orbit, but the Space Force is looking for such possibilities.

Thompson said: Specifically, Russia is targeting the Navstar system of satellites used by the U.S.

And they made it available openly to many countries around the world.

Ukraine is also suffering from a lack of Internet connectivity which began on February 24 and is ongoing. At Ukraine’s request, SpaceX has shipped thousands of Starlink terminals to the country to provide an independent set of infrastructure.

In early March, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk noted that Starlink signals have also been jammed, although his company is adapting. “Some Starlink terminals near conflict areas were being jammed for several hours at a time,” Musk wrote via Twitter on March 1. “Our latest software update bypasses the jamming.”

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