Episode 30: Russia: First into Space, and the First Out?

Russia was the first nation to enter space with satellite 'Sputnik' in 1957.

Now, however, the Russian space industry seems to struggle to even maintain its current constellations, let alone contribute to future growth. Further, Russian troops do not seem adequately trained to integrate with space capabilities. Anna Maria Wårlind from the Swedish Defence Research Agency shares with us insights from her open source report on Russian space capabilities. We discuss the state of Russia's PNT, ISR and SATCOM capabilities and to what extent these have already been used during the invasion of Ukraine.

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Juliana Suess

Research Fellow, Space Security

Military Sciences

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