The Right Coast

Editor: Thomas A. Smith
University of San Diego
School of Law

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

China's space debris cleanup may be cover story for arms against U.S. satellites, Pentagon says | The Japan Times

China is developing sophisticated space capabilities such as “satellite inspection and repair” and debris cleanup — “at least some of which could also function” as weapons against U.S. satellites, according to the Defense Intelligence Agency.

The increase in what’s essentially orbiting garbage that could damage or destroy a satellite “has implications for policymakers worldwide and is encouraging the development of space debris removal technology,” the agency said Monday in an unclassified publication on threats to U.S. satellites.


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Meantime your political elite is busy beating up a neurotic fear of Russia. Talk about fighting the last war!

Posted by: dearieme | Feb 12, 2019 3:51:28 PM