U.S. Space Force to Fight Extraterrestrial Wars

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  1. kellyb

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    This is from 2012:
    Tomgram: Alfred McCoy, Super Weapons and Global Dominion | TomDispatch

    "It’s 2025 and an American “triple canopy” of advanced surveillance and armed drones fills the heavens from the lower- to the exo-atmosphere. A wonder of the modern age, it can deliver its weaponry anywhere on the planet with staggering speed, knock out an enemy’s satellite communications system, or follow individuals biometrically for great distances. Along with the country’s advanced cyberwar capacity, it’s also the most sophisticated militarized information system ever created and an insurance policy for U.S. global dominion deep into the twenty-first century. It’s the future as the Pentagon imagines it; it’s under development; and Americans know nothing about it."​
     
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  2. pigfarmer

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    You know, I never thought of that. I suppose one day there will be one - unless we do something stupid and cede everything to the cockroaches.
     
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  3. nivek

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    That is something I could see as quite possible given the right conditions...

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  4. CasualBystander

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    All this is fine and good, but destroy a few more satellites in LEO and LEO will become a field of shrapnel that will kill all LEO satellites and space capabilities.

    The Indian ASAT test is a good example.

    Kill a few more and it hits critical mass as they lose control of damaged satellites and the dead satellites start bouncing into each other.

    For example, an Iridium satellite was killed by a dead Russian satellite.

    Since the US has the most satellite capability for China or Russia to make space unusable is a good move in a conflict.

    Would make future space travel dangerous.
     
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  5. Kchoo

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    The thought of mass satellite destruction makes me cringe.
    It is a real and likely threat, I think.
    Yikes!
     
  6. CasualBystander

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    Where Do Satellites Get Their Power From?

    Avoiding collisions in space

    In some cases, satellites have to be moved to avoid collision with space debris. Space debris includes everything from screws and bolts to larger chunks of spacecraft. This risk is highest for the Metop satellites which are operating in Low Earth Orbit at around 820km where most of the debris is.


    It is bad enough now that satellites are shortening their lifespans using fuel to avoid debris.

    The ISS has to move once in a while - but it is so low that atmospheric drag has mostly cleared its orbit, which also means it has to burn fuel to maintain its orbit.

    If the ISS was moved to a high parking orbit it would get pinged by debris occasionally.

    Satellites like Iridium are in the heart of the debris belt (800 km).

    GPS satellites are halfway to a Geosynchronous orbit and wouldn't see a lot of action.
     
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  8. Toroid

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    Space Force to cost billions more than expected, CBO warns
     
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  10. pigfarmer

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  11. nivek

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