'The Russian use of space and counterspace assets in the Ukraine war: An appraisal’

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This paper examines the use by the Russian military of its space-related assets after its
invasion of Ukraine in February 2022. It is an examination that covers not only the
use made by this military of its own satellites but also of its capabilities in the counterspace realm. The aim here is to make an appraisal of the overall threat that Russian
space-related assets might pose in future to NATO in any wider conflict. In terms of
structure, this paper looks first at how the military has utilized its own satellites during
the war and then moves on to examine how its counterspace or anti-satellite weapons
(ASATs) have been employed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication'War on Ukraine: Strategic and Operational Designs and Implementation'
Place of PublicationHelsinki
PublisherNational Defence University, Finland
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)https://urn.fi/URN:ISBN:978-951-25-3400-5
ISBN (Print)ISBN:978-951-25-3400-5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2023


  • Russian military, space, counterspace, ASAT, Ukraine war


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