By Clayton Chun, Chris Taylor
The us has been constructing area for a few years, and satellites give you the US army with an unprecedented virtue over adversaries. Constellations of either army and civilian satellites offer defense and aid for army operations, bring ballistic missile early caution, offer trustworthy, safe and jam-proof communications, assemble audio-visual amd digital intelligence, are expecting climate styles, advisor navigation, aim guns, and practice a number of alternative missions. those structures are serious to America's prestige as a global energy, and power threats to them are conscientiously assessed by means of US army planners. In January 2001, a fee led by way of Donald Rumsfeld warned of the growing to be risk to US area resources from so-called "rogue states," who (with various levels of trouble) may possibly construct and install "space mines", release ballistic anti-satellite guns, intentionally bring up orbital particles or detonate high-altitude nuclear explosions. The protecting recommendations at the moment on hand to the USA comprise bettering satellite tv for pc defenses (making them extra powerful and maneuverable, and enhancing risk detection) and the debatable putting of guns in house (in "sentinel satellites") to guard army and civilian undefined. because the Fifties study and improvement has been utilized to area weaponry with combined effects, and never merely via the united states. This ebook explains the starting place and improvement of platforms used to guard the USA from prior, current and destiny threats, and to help army operations.
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Defending Space by Clayton Chun, Chris Taylor