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Editor: Thomas A. Smith
University of San Diego
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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.

via www.japantimes.co.jp

https://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/2019/02/chinas-space-debris-cleanup-may-be-cover-story-for-arms-against-us-satellites-pentagon-says-the-japan-times.html

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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

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