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JUNE 2021

US Space Force Claims Russia Testing Anti-Satellite Weapons Systems

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US Space Force Claims Russia Testing Anti-Satellite Weapons Systems

The US is concerned its reconnaissance satellites, among others, may be vulnerable to attack

Last week, the head of the newest branch of the US military complex, the Space Force, claimed that Moscow has undertaken at least two anti-satellite weapon tests in recent months, in a potential bid to develop on-orbit efficiency that could threaten the viability of many elements of the US military apparatus in a conflict situation given its heavy dependency on space-based systems.

The US Space Force statement claimed that Russia launched a new object from a satellite that is already in orbit and expressed concern as to its possible purpose and capabilities:

“On July 15, Russia injected a new object into orbit from Cosmos 2543. Russia released this object in proximity to another Russian satellite, (which was) inconsistent with the system’s stated mission as an inspector satellite.”

Russia’s Defence Ministry dismissed the allegation.

General John Raymond, commander of US Space Command, further stated that the Russian satellite system used to conduct the alleged on-orbit weapons test is the same one that the US military raised concerns about earlier this year when it manoeuvred near a US government satellite.

“This is further evidence of Russia’s continuing efforts to develop and test space-based systems, and consistent with the Kremlin’s published military doctrine to employ weapons that hold the U.S. and allied space assets at risk,” Raymond continued.

The concern that these satellites are part of a space-based anti-satellite weapon system stems in part from the fact that the craft involved – Cosmos 2542 – had moved into a position to shadow a US KH-11 spy satellite, publicly identified only as USA 245, in January, according to an analysis by The Drive’s War Zone. LINK

A month earlier, the USA 245 satellite was forced to alter its own orbit to avoid a collision with the satellite Cosmos 2543, which the US Space Force believes was also trailing the US spy satellite. In April this year, US Space Force officials also expressed concern that the Kremlin had conducted testing of an unspecified “direct-ascent anti-satellite missile,” also known as a DS-ASAT, from its Plesetsk base in northern Russia.

While no targets were destroyed in either the April or July experiments, the possibility that Russia is improving its anti-satellite capabilities has many US military experts extremely concerned.

Miguel Miranda, an Asia-based arms and security expert, told Fox News. “This is a serious capability because the U.S. military’s biggest advantage over its rivals is an immense command and control plus intelligence and surveillance network orbiting our planet. Without it, the U.S. military suffers and struggles to fulfill its mission.”

Eugene Gholz, an associate professor of political science at the University of Notre Dame, elaborated on the stakes involved.

“The capability to weaken U.S. military satellite constellations would inhibit the U.S. military’s ability to project power far from the U.S. homeland — that is, space is an essential part of the U.S. military’s infrastructure for operations against countries like Russia, China and Iran. The United States uses space-based intelligence gathering to understand threats to the U.S. homeland (for defense), but the U.S. also uses a lot of space-based capability to enable the U.S. military to go attack other countries.”

Moscow describes Cosmos 2543 as a “space apparatus inspector,” which does nothing more than observe and examine damage to other equipment on-orbit. Yet given its small stature and mobility, some Western military experts suspect it could also double as spycraft or be used to destroy other critical space apparatuses in a number of ways – including launching projectiles, which the US Space Force is accusing its Russian counterparts of testing in recent months.

“Details remain vague on this ‘inspector satellite,’ but the main concern is it’s able to launch small payloads toward another orbiting vehicle,” Miranda said. “Going by that alone, it does seem to have an offensive role, and this is what the U.S. military is concerned about.”

Harry Kazianis, a senior director at the Center for the National Interest, observed that: “Both sides are gearing up for a future where the killing of satellites would be a key capability in a war or conflict. The goal is simple: if your opponent is blinded, he can’t attack you. Having weapons that can kill satellites that would direct precision attacks, find potential threats, and even wage a nuclear war are clearly a game-changer.”

Washington and Moscow have agreed to hold their first discussions on the militarization of space in Vienna this week. However, other countries with substantial capabilities to conduct military-related activities in space, such as China, have not been included in the scheduled dialogue.

Experts warn that the domain of aerospace warfare could quickly emerge as the prominent battlefield for a substantial conflict in the not-so-distant future. The topic is especially crucial for the United States, which depends upon space systems for everything from navigation and weapons guidance to intelligence collection, communications, data sharing and storage, and advanced attack warnings. LINK

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Gary Sellars

Muricans are again projecting their own actions onto others.

Hypocrisy is Muricas lifeblood these days…

Jens Holm

We all are very dependent in, whats up there and not only the military part.

Its more needed things up there are done as we try here: The polluters are the ones dleaning too. Until the cleaning is done, we cant see if costs make any benefit.

And I do agree in, that several more should be in debates in yes and no about whats up there and what is it doing or not.

Possible space war is not even a new thing. Maybee Russia is looking for Laika and USA dont know where to retire Trump, because the Marslander went off in time.

IMHO

We don’t NEED anything up there.

Anduin Lothar

We NEED alot of things there, we pass Taurid comet stream twice i year, one of the things there made Tunguska explosion, we were lucky, imagine that kind of explosion over any populated area on the planet…

P.S. We cant defend from that now.

IMHO

And we don’t need to. That’s just fear mongering.

HiaNd

You just have too much wild imagination.
Do not waste your time here start writing short stories maybe they will sell and you will earn for living.

johnny rotten

The difference in style and capacity between the Yankees and the Russians is becoming stellar, the former do nothing but complain about what the latter do, but they show their weakness exponentially, weapons are answered with weapons, only the fags respond with accusations, fags and the weak.

HiaNd

It is every day less important what US is saying…Does that read anybody except regular Joe in US and some NATO lunatics in EU-rope?

Moscow air defense system , also S-500 (as mobile version of Moscow air defense system) are anti satellite systems by definition.
Those “tests” are already decade old if not much longer.

All Russia will be covered soon with those S-500 “mobile anti-satellite system”

US always wanted to dominate space with network of US satellites.

Suddenly they see the problem because Russia and China can shoot them down….Idiots, what else did they expect?!?

Realist

US SPACE FORCE CLAIMS RUSSIA TESTING ANTI-SATELLITE WEAPONS SYSTEMS

Projection as always.

IMHO

If I were Russia I would definitely develop anti satellite weapons. Take away the right satellites and the U.S. military is hamstrung and blind.
But I thought Russia and China have already successfully tested anti satellite weapons?

Lone Ranger

Russia already had anti sat lasers in the 80s.
Now they are developing the next gen.
The S-400 and S-500 are also capeble to take out objects in low Earth orbit.

Tommy Jensen

So? Then our US Space Command Centre can test Russia’s A-S-System. Do the same as they are doing to you!
Why havent anybody thought about that?? Am I the only one who can think?

AJ

No worries Tommy US has starfleet command up there.

HiaNd

You better test “ass” (system) of your allays instead of Russia’s “ass” cause if you continue with your gay LGBTQ tactics you will get nuked in jiffy.

kamalashila

Putin also told, that Russia has such weapons.

Trap Is Not Gay

Russia is humanity, all we wanted but we can’t (because our governments betrayed us for Jews) is up to Russia to fulfil for us.

HiaNd

Like bad news, Jews are everywhere and Russia somehow manged to chase most of them away (taking away Russian billions though).
Russia has only one role and duty to fulfill to her own people and that is:
To stay away from any kind of wars as long as they possibly can.
Germany has exported Jewish commie revolution to Russia through Lenin. Russia had had bloody revolution and civil war immediately after that revolution. They had WWI and WWII in which USSR has lost 27 000 000 (much more than all “allays” combined).
If Hitler have had attacked only USSR and won, today whole West would celebrate him as hero.

Russia doesn’t have “to fulfill” to the West anything. Not single thing.

Trap Is Not Gay

Nope, the JewSA will have to be destroyed.

You destroyed my country and everything we hold dear, and YOURS will be destroyed.

And I’m not one, and we’re not few – WE ARE THE WORLD

DEATH NEVER STOPPED HATRED

HiaNd

OK
I will leave destruction of the Jews to you…counting on you don’t let me down

Trap Is Not Gay

Fuck you, shill

Ryan Glantz

20 and Back

is the standard phrase use to describe the tour of duty undergone by recruits into the SSP (Secret Space Program). The term 20 and back refers to the 20 year commitment that these military men and women make when they sign up to go into space – or the amount of time they are forced to serve as slaves. Recent whistleblowers to divulge their involvement in the SSP are Tony Rodrigues (who went public in 2016) and Michael Gerloff (who went public this year in 2017). Their testimonies are remarkable, and echo the accounts and experiences of many other whistleblowers who have recalled lost memories and/or gone public with their story of having been part of the SSP. These include Michael Relfe, Arthur Neumann (aka Henry Deacon), Andy Basiago, Bernard Mendez, Michael Prince, Max Spiers, Randy Cramer (aka Captain K or Kaye) and Corey Goode. Their accounts vary in credibility, however the similarities are striking. Many of these men talk about having set foot on Mars, but only some (Relfe, Cramer and Goode) specifically refer to the 20 and back military program – as Rodrigues and Gerloff do.

https://thefreedomarticles.com/20-and-back-secret-space-program/

cechas vodobenikov

“amerikan parents lie to their children; amerikan children lie to their parents–it is expected”. Geoffrey Gorer
“amerikans have been liars and braggarts for 3 centuries”. Daniel Boorstin
“the men amerikans most admire tell them the most extravagant lies; the me amerikans most despise try to tell them the truth”. HL Menkhen
“Obama’s job is to lie to a nation of liars”. Kiese Laymon

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