Analysts have said that in addition to providing Moscow with a first-strike space nuclear weapon, the system could also be used in a devastating electro-magnetic pulse attack over U. PLA analysis of U. Beijing, in the event of war, will furthermore deploy its cyber warriors and cyber weapons to disable U.
Whether such a thing would actually happen is up for debate. The increases will be used for space defenses, but do not appear to include U.
Space Shuttles," Fisher said. Best to bunker down, and get ready for all eventualities.
The satellite capture took place last week and involved one of three small satellites fitted with a mechanical arm that were launched July 20 as part of a covert anti-satellite weapons development program, said U. Space analyst Bob Christy, who writes the blog Zarya. China conducted a direct ascent ASAT missile test in January that destroyed a Chinese weather satellite and created tens of thousands orbiting debris pieces that threaten both manned and unmanned spacecraft.
The Air Force, the military service leading U. It has tested several of these, and has consistently told the public that it was testing something else. Objections to such a treaty are significant inside the Defense Dept.: And tensions are running high. Listner, a space expert and founder of Space Law and Policy Solutions, said the disclosure that Chinese and Russian space warfare unites will soon become operational is not surprising.
As I reported before See: In August, Payload B, a non-maneuvering satellite, was positioned about miles behind Payload C, a spacecraft that specialists say could be the craft with the manipulator arm, and Payload C gradually slowed to until is passed very close to the other satellite.
Now, the latest Pentagon report has gone so far as to label China as a military threat — a sensitive declaration that diplomats and politicians have been all too reluctant to do.However, Fisher said China made every effort to conceal the People’s Liberation Army’s role in the space program and would probably deny any military role in the developing mechanical arm.
China is pouring more money into its secretive space program in order to take on the U.S. It also developed weapons: Inthe nation.
Adding concern to an already suspicious program, Chinese defense academics often publish reports on the Chinese regime’s space weapons, the report states, yet “no additional anti-satellite programs have been publicly acknowledged.”. A new report by the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission offers insights into China’s burgeoning space weapons program designed to attack U.S.
satellites and undermine American. It was the first time the U.S. intelligence community publicly commented on the growing threat posed by anti-satellite weapons from both China and Russia, arms that include direct ascent anti.
China’s Space Weapons Threaten U.S. Satellites adding that the recent test indicated China’s intention to invest heavily in what he said .Download