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Satellite Imagery Shows Russian Attack on Ukraine From Space

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  • Satellite imagery gives another perspective on the developing situation in Ukraine, as Russian troops move into the country and strikes occur in multiple Ukrainian cities.
  • Imagery from U.S. company Planet shows a dark plume of smoke rising from Chuhuiv Air Base, outside of Kharkiv, Ukraine.
  • About six miles east of the Ukrainian border, a military convoy was spotted by Maxar imagery near Sergievka, Russia – headed west toward Ukraine.

Satellite imagery gives another perspective on the developing situation in Ukraine, as Russian troops move into the country and strikes occur in multiple Ukrainian cities.

Russia launched an unprecedented invasion early on Thursday, with reports showing attacks by ground and air after Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a "special military operation."

Imagery from U.S. company Planet shows a dark plume of smoke rising from Chuhuiv Air Base, which is located outside of Kharkiv, Ukraine. The airbase was reportedly struck by a missile.

Space company Maxar captured more satellite imagery of Chuhuiv Air Base on Thursday, which showed more damage to fuel storage areas and other airport infrastructure.

Satellite imagery captured on Feb. 24, 2022 reveals damage to fuel storage areas and other airport infrastructure at the Chuhuiv airfield.
Maxar
Satellite imagery captured on Feb. 24, 2022 reveals damage to fuel storage areas and other airport infrastructure at the Chuhuiv airfield.
Satellite imagery captured on Feb. 24, 2022 reveals damage to fuel storage areas and other airport infrastructure at the Chuhuiv airfield.
Maxar
Satellite imagery captured on Feb. 24, 2022 reveals damage to fuel storage areas and other airport infrastructure at the Chuhuiv airfield.
Satellite imagery captured on Feb. 24, 2022 reveals damage to fuel storage areas and other airport infrastructure at the Chuhuiv airfield.
Maxar
Satellite imagery captured on Feb. 24, 2022 reveals damage to fuel storage areas and other airport infrastructure at the Chuhuiv airfield.

Further Maxar imagery showed military forces and more than 50 heavy equipment transporters at the Brestsky training area near Brest, Belarus.

Satellite imagery captured on Feb. 24, 2022
Maxar
Satellite imagery captured on Feb. 24, 2022

About six miles east of the Ukrainian border, a military convoy was spotted by Maxar imagery near Sergievka, Russia – headed west toward Ukraine.

Satellite imagery captured on Feb. 24, 2022.
Maxar
Satellite imagery captured on Feb. 24, 2022.

Satellite imagery of the Russian invasion was limited earlier on Thursday, with cloud cover affecting the ability to see the attacks and troop movements from space — particularly in the southern section of Ukraine.

Satellite imagery captured on Feb. 24, 2022 shows cloud cover over much of Ukraine.
NOAA
Satellite imagery captured on Feb. 24, 2022 shows cloud cover over much of Ukraine.
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