Juliana Suess on World at One - 15 February 2024

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The biggest distinction that we have to make that we haven't had clarity on is whether this is about nuclear armed or a nuclear powered satellite. I have to say looking at the evidence of what we already know about what Russia is currently developing in the counter space realm, it's much more likely that this is a nuclear powered satellite that is being developed rather than a nuclear weapon. ...Research dating back to 2019 suggest that the Russians are looking to develop a nuclear reactor that could be used for jammers in orbit - so that would be a satellite used for electronic warfare to disrupt other satellite signals..."