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Space science, like nuclear science and all technology, has no conscience of its own. Whether it will become a force for good or ill depends on man, and only if the United States occupies a position of pre-eminence can we help decide whether this new ocean will be a sea of peace or a new terrifying theater of war.

President John F. Kennedy
Address to Rice University
September 12, 1962
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WASHINGTON -- America's next nuclear weapons czar, the Pentagon's management chief and its chief innovation officer were among eight Trump national security nominees the ... He is a Former NASA administrator and it's been speculated he could be tapped to head the military's space programs.
Moscow claims Nudol is an anti-missile missile, built for intercepting warheads streaking towards targets in space. All these anti-satellite weapons and meant to offset America's advantage in orbit. U.S. military forces, often operating thousands of miles from home, use satellites for navigation (GPS), ...

First pointed out by aviation Week & Space technology reporter Lara Seligman on twitter, the so-called navy laser Family of Systems is meant to get laser weapons to sea in the near term, giving the U.S. Navy the ability to deal with what might be called "pesky" threats: unmanned aerial vehicles, ...
The Trump Administration has its eye on nuclear weapons, but these satellites also sit at the nexus of another big defense trend: Space warfare. The Department of Defense is also investing in new jam-resistant GPS satellites. It is pouring money into future satellite programs, including AEHF, to the tune of ...
(The AoLong 1 satellite, for example, has a robotic arm for mechanically de-orbiting space debris that has has potential as an anti-satellite sabotage technology.) And so there's an obvious question: can the space laser broom be an anti-satellite weapon? It's certainly possible, though a cost-effective laser ...
China's pursuit of state-of-the-art BMD technology reflects renewed competition as well as a larger pattern in development of high-tech, high-speed weapons like railguns, hypersonic glide vehicles, and scramjet engines. Peter Warren Singer is a strategist and senior fellow at the New America Foundation.

Russia and China could soon possess "destructive" space weapons that could be used against the U.S., according to American intelligence agencies. The two United Nations Security Council members are pursuing such "anti-satellite weapons as a means to reduce U.S. and allied military effectiveness," ...
The clinking and clattering pervaded the space as cadets engaged in weapons training. In various groups they learned safety techniques of operating a gun. Basic rifle Marksmanship, also known as BRM, teaches cadets the fundamentals of firing a weapon, such as proper holding, stability, firing positions, ...
"China's military modernization program clearly includes an attempt to up its game in space. Weapons for space involve more than just ASAT systems, but these are the most overt signs of China's progress," said former Acting CIA Director John McLaughlin to Cipher Brief earlier in January. Speaking to ...
"Thinking about the 2018-20 timeframe, unmanned systems might start replacing manned ones, low-cost swarms of weapons could replace more expensive precision weapons, networks of sensors could replace high-value intelligence platforms, and new space constellations could replace higher cost ...
Under that concept, if fighting broke out between NATO forces and Russia, Moscow would move quickly to use a tactical nuclear weapon. The assumption would be that the U.S., armed only with large, world-ending strategic weapons, would be unable to retaliate appropriately and essentially stand down in ...
"We've yielded an awful lot of ground to the Russians and the Chinese in space security," said Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Of Staff Air Force Gen. Paul Selva at a meeting this week. "Space is really an open architecture. If you have enough hobbyists with telescopes, you can detect all the satellites in ...
"Supported by fighter aircraft, the S-400 and Pantsir air defense systems guaranteed the superiority of our Aerospace Forces in Syrian air space. Clear control over air traffic was established in the skies of the entire region where strong air force groups of several countries operated. navy forces were also ...
U.S. defense experts have said that Pyongyang has the technology to have a long-range ballistic missile survive the re-entry phase from space into the Earth's atmosphere. They also expect North Korea to return to testing its missiles despite a recent two-month break. There has been recent talk that hawks ...
Weapons for space involve more than just ASAT systems, but these are the most overt signs of China's progress," said former Acting CIA director John McLaughlin to Cipher Brief earlier in January. Speaking to news.com.au, John Blaxland, professor of International Security and intelligence Studies and ...
Scheder designed the first model for a space-based defense. He said that the nuclear threat from North Korea, and improvements in technology over the past 30 years, show the need for SDI. In the 1980s, Scheder carried out experiments with a weapon system made of orbiting rockets. They had sensor ...
It's essentially the reverse of the process by which we convert heat and light into matter to create nuclear weapons--SEL would convert light into matter. It could create environments of extreme temperature and pressure--the kind of conditions that rarely exist naturally on Earth--making them valuable for ...

Warning: This review includes spoilers for Episode 13 of "Star Trek: Discovery." Last night's (Jan. 28) "Star Trek: Discovery" was an old-school-style episode full of weapons firing and people yelling inspirational speeches. In the episode, "What's Past Is Prologue," the USS Discovery crewmembers initially ...
"Apart from development of directed-energy weapons capable of degrading the performance of our capabilities, the mastery of technology for rendezvous in space allows the close approach of space assets of other countries in full orbit," Air Force Gen. Jean-Pascal Breton said. "Several of our satellites ...
There are complicated upgrade trees for weapons, but at the beginning, all you need to know is that all upgrades will help. ... This means there's much more space for traps, potions and gadgets in your item pouch. ... You can equip the cat with weapons and armor, and they will also have a helpful gadget.
In comments to the Russian media this month, Lavrov excoriated the United States for refusing to back the Prevention of an arms race in Outer Space (PAROS), a treaty to ban the placement of conventional weapons in space. "The United States continues nurturing plans to militarize outer space, I mean ...
In comments to the Russian media this month, Lavrov excoriated the United States for refusing to back the Prevention of an arms race in Outer Space (PAROS), a treaty to ban the placement of conventional weapons in space. "The United States continues nurturing plans to militarize outer space, I mean ...
North Korea Sets Up First Military Parade of 2018 and New Weapons Are Likely to Be on Show ... "These military parades are of great interest to outsiders, as North Korea has frequently used them to showcase new military equipment and its latest weapons systems. ... Airbus Defense & Space/38 North.
In June 2016, China launched the Aolong-1 spacecraft with a robotic arm that it said was intended for collecting man-made space debris. But it also could be used as an ASAT weapon. China has long been acquiring ground-based satellite jammers and has targeted space-affiliated organizations with cyber ...
Capabilities in this case are not traditional military weapons but space systems that are resilient to attack. "It's not about what you might think, guns in space shooting at each other," Mattis said. To deter enemies, the military has to make it hard, if not impossible, for them to interfere with U.S. satellites.
This forces guests to lower their head and, historically, for samurai to leave their swords outside by the door. The doors serve to remind entrants of their relationship to the host (their lowered head) and to the broader culture (where weapons are not appropriate). In this way, they build spaces as extensions ...
But most of the Pentagon's budget today is spent on old-school weapons. This creates a dilemma for the administration as it tries to position the military to win in the so-called "great power competition" against Russia and China. "In order to dramatically increase investment in space, the Air Force will ...
There are two reactions to a paper regarding space junk that was published this week by researchers at China's Air Force engineering University. One, it seems good that the spacefaring nations of the world are considering ways to clean up an increasingly cluttered low Earth orbit. And the Chinese are ...
There are two reactions to a paper regarding space junk that was published this week by researchers at China's Air Force engineering University. One, it seems good that the spacefaring nations of the world are considering ways to clean up an increasingly cluttered low Earth orbit. And the Chinese are ...
In the empty space between the V would be a field of tactical missile silos such as the Mk.41. Up to 320 silos could fit in this space, supporting a mixture of Tomahawk land attack missiles, ASROC anti-submarine rockets and Standard surface-to-air missiles. This massive loadout would dwarf even the 154 ...
In accordance with the 1966 Outer Space Treaty, which was designed to ensure that the space exploration did not become the latest front in the Cold War, all signatories agreed to "not place nuclear weapons or other Weapons of Mass Destruction in orbit or on celestial bodies or station them in outer space ...
Russia has accused the United States of harboring dangerous hopes to develop and place weapons in space, which Moscow fears could make the state of the world even more fraught. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov made the accusation during his year-in-review press conference on Monday, ...
... secret weapon for attracting new customers, according to the automaker's head production manager Anthony Foulk. Audi gave its second-generation Audi A7 a public debut at the Detroit auto show on Monday. The coupe-styled sedan is aimed at buyers looking for space and sportiness in one model.
"Everybody else understands the topicality of this task, but the US continues nurturing plans to militarize space as regards the deployment of weapons in space, which, of course, will give an additional very negative dimension to problems of international security," the diplomat stressed. "By the way, at the ...
The Long March 2D booster was sent into space from China's Jiuquan satellite Launch Center in the Gobi desert. According to the dictatorship, the satellite is designed for remote-sensing of land resources, and the technology will analyse vegetation, water, impervious surfaces, nutrients, and soil.
Fears have also been raised about China's intentions to destroy orbiting satellites, with a U.S. general warning last year that the superpower was building space weapons in order to "challenge the balance of power in the world." Gen. John Hyten told CNN in March: "They've been building weapons, testing ...
WASHINGTON -- A leaked copy of the Pentagon's upcoming Nuclear Posture Review includes the development of a new low-yield warhead for America's submarines, pushing for the creation of a new sub-launched, nuclear-capable cruise missile and a shift in America's stance on when nuclear weapons ...
Air Force Lt. Gen. Frank Klotz (ret.) has been in the job since 2014. (Leon Roberts/U.S. Army). WASHINGTON -- U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration head Frank Klotz will be retiring Jan. 19. News of Klotz's retirement was first reported by the Exchange Monitor publication. The NNSA is a ...
Electronic arms like lasers or jammers, or even conventional kinetic weapons can lawfully be placed in orbit, he said. Some countries, notably China and Russia, for the past decade have championed efforts to prohibit all kinds of space weapons. The United States has opposed bans primarily because of ...
Officers say he fought with security and they tried to escort him back to his room but he was kicked out of the hotel. When police arrived, they arrested him. Officers went to his room on the 28th floor to get his things and that's when they made the discovery. police found several weapons including an assault ...
Despite intensive research into anti-satellite weapons between from the 1950s through the 1980s, Soviet and American policymakers decided independently that space weapons would jeopardize their growing intelligence gathering capabilities and other space assets. Both sides greatly benefited from this ...
... weapons programs, has gradually built up a ballistic missile defense system centered around navy destroyers outfitted with the Aegis Combat System. Aegis, comprised of the spy-1 radar and SM-3 ballistic missile interceptors, is designed to shoot down ballistic missile warheads traveling through space ...
Other than that, the OST only imposes some rather general limitations to the legitimate use of space, such as the orbiting of Weapons of Mass Destruction or (to some extent only) the wanton harmful interference with other states' legitimate space activities. But in principle, outer space is a kind of global ...
Despite intensive research into anti-satellite weapons from the 1950s through the 1980s, Soviet and American policymakers decided independently that space weapons would jeopardize their growing intelligence gathering capabilities and other space assets. Both sides greatly benefited from this outcome.
It is important to recognize that although outer space has remained a weapons-free zone, the United States has relied on satellites to enhance its military capabilities for more than 60 years. Satellites provide the U.S. military with an unrivaled ability to gather information about our adversaries and ...
(The image above is a DF-21D, which is similar to the DF-17.) The missile was launched from the Jiuquan Space Launcher Center in Inner Mongolia, the site of previous Chinese anti-satellite missile tests. The missile is expected to enter service in 2020 and has an estimated range of 1,100 to 1,500 miles.
While China has steadily advanced its manned space program, it has also developed the technologies necessary for anti-satellite (ASAT) weapons. In 2007, for example, China tested a ground-launched missile to destroy one of its own weather satellite in low-Earth orbit, in the same region inhabited by ...
What is much less clear is how any of these will promote space security. Even worse, the stated intent of maintaining "freedom of action" in space is usually read in defense circles as code for developing weapons in space and weapons that affect space. Ideas behind weaponizing space crop up almost ...
Despite intensive research into anti-satellite weapons between from the 1950s through the 1980s, Soviet and American policymakers decided independently that space weapons would jeopardize their growing intelligence gathering capabilities and other space assets. Both sides greatly benefited from this ...
WASHINGTON -- It's one of those ideas that never really goes away: The deployment of missiles in space to intercept ballistic missiles aimed at the United States and its allies. With North Korea testing ever more advanced nuclear weapons and delivery systems, the push to place interceptors in space is ...


 

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