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SPACECOM To Write New Ops War Plan: 100km And Up

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If the US receives intelligence that Russia is prepping a strike against a US satellite, does SPACECOM task a drone or a B-21 bomber to take it out before it launches? Or does Gen. Raymond choose to simply maneuver the targeted satellite out of the way?

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Space Command Launched At Rose Garden, Gen. Raymond Speaks On Anti-Satellite Weapons

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President Donald Trump, at the White House Rose Garden, said: “Our adversaries are weaponizing Earth’s orbits with new technology targeting American satellites that are critical to both battlefield operations and our way of life at home. Our freedom to operate in space is also essential to detecting and destroying any missile launched against the United States.”

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Space Lasers for Satellite Defense Top New French Space Strategy

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French Defense Minister Florence Parley says she has been exploring with French defense giant Thales concepts for what she called “fearsome little detectors” that “will be the eyes of our most valuable satellites.”

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China Cyber Attacks on AFSPC Contractors ‘Stealing Us Blind’

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“When you talk about resiliency and the fight tonight, I’m bringing out everything and the kitchen sink. I’m gonna MacGyver anything I can bring,” says AFSPC Brig. Gen. DeAnna Burt.

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US Missile Warning Sats Fair Game If No New START?

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US may face destabilizing Russian interference with NTMs “while demand for strategic intelligence on Russian strategic nuclear forces from space-based NTMs goes up significantly,” says Michael Gleason.

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Air Force Sec Says US May Demo New Space Weapon To Deter

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The US has more to lose in space than our competitors, so the Pentagon is considering firing a warning shot to showcase what it can do.

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The Stellar Dance: US, Russia Satellites Make Potentially Risky Close Approaches

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US GSSAP satellites moved to within 10 kilometers of five Russian GEO-based satellites between 2016 and 2018, new Russian space observation data shows.

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Shanahan: China Is Deploying Directed Energy Weapons

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The space threat’s the thing at this year’s Space Symposium.

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Russia Builds New Co-Orbital Satellite: SWF, CSIS Say

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“I think the most important bits are … about the recent Russian RPOs likely being an SSA/intelligence program and possibly supporting the new Burevestnik co-orbital program,” said Brian Weeden, technical advisor to the Secure World Foundation.

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China Satellite SJ-17, Friendly Wanderer?

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When China published its description of SJ-17, the folks at AGI who track satellites for a living raised their eyebrows. The Chinese said it was an experimental satellite. But “the way they phrased it piqued our interest,” says Bob Hall, standing a dozen feet from AGI’s infamous ice cream stand here.

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