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Space Jam

by baldilocks

When poten­tial World War Three (or Four) antag­o­nists col­lide:

The Cen­ter for Strate­gic and Inter­na­tional Stud­ies Fri­day released a report call­ing on offi­cials to urgently pay atten­tion to threats against US space sys­tems and ground stations.

The report, Space Assess­ment 2018, reviews open-​source infor­ma­tion on the coun­ter­space activ­i­ties of other coun­tries, espe­cially China, Rus­sia, Iran, and North Korea, as well as exam­in­ing the coun­ter­space activ­i­ties of some other coun­tries and of some non-​state actors.

China, the report notes is a “ris­ing space power that is pro­gress­ing steadily in the devel­op­ment and test­ing” of anti-​satellite sys­tems using weapons launched to inter­cept a satel­lite or attack­ing the tar­get from orbit, as well as hav­ing advanced jam­ming, cyber­at­tack, and other capa­bil­i­ties “that can threaten a vari­ety of US space systems.”

Although Russ­ian space sys­tems have dete­ri­o­rated since the fall of the Soviet Union, that coun­try is now mod­ern­iz­ing its space capa­bil­i­ties, accord­ing to the report, “and has revived or devel­oped new coun­ter­space weapons of nearly all types.”

North Korea and Iran are behind Russ­ian and Chi­nese capa­bil­i­ties, the report says, but “each is mak­ing quick progress thanks to tech­nol­ogy trans­fers from other coun­tries and their own bal­lis­tic mis­sile programs. “

Bat­tle space. In case you weren’t wor­ried enough.

Juli­ette Akinyi Ochieng has been blog­ging since 2003 as baldilocks. Her older blog is here. She pub­lished her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game in 2012.

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by baldilocks

When potential World War Three (or Four) antagonists collide:

The Center for Strategic and International Studies Friday released a report calling on officials to urgently pay attention to threats against US space systems and ground stations.

The report, Space Assessment 2018, reviews open-source information on the counterspace activities of other countries, especially China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea, as well as examining the counterspace activities of some other countries and of some non-state actors.

China, the report notes is a “rising space power that is progressing steadily in the development and testing” of anti-satellite systems using weapons launched to intercept a satellite or attacking the target from orbit, as well as having advanced jamming, cyberattack, and other capabilities “that can threaten a variety of US space systems.”

Although Russian space systems have deteriorated since the fall of the Soviet Union, that country is now modernizing its space capabilities, according to the report, “and has revived or developed new counterspace weapons of nearly all types.”

North Korea and Iran are behind Russian and Chinese capabilities, the report says, but “each is making quick progress thanks to technology transfers from other countries and their own ballistic missile programs. “

Battle space. In case you weren’t worried enough.

Juliette Akinyi Ochieng has been blogging since 2003 as baldilocks. Her older blog is here.  She published her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game in 2012.

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