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Space is full of secrets, and if everything goes as general, john Hayton, deputy chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, plans to reduce this sea drop by detecting a space weapon already in orbit around the earth. According to breaking defence, Hayton hopes to use the opportunity of the 2021 world space symposium conference to unveil a secret space weapons program.
Last year, the planned detection of the space symposium initially was delayed until it was cancelled for epidemic reasons because of the sudden end of coordinated fighting against the Taliban.
The declassified weapon was supposed to be the culmination of the launch of the space forces; the pentagon had a branch and weapons in orbit. But, with the timing now delayed for the second time, there are still three big ominous questions. Why would the military want to use an anti-satellite weapon? Why are you putting it in orbit? What are the risks of this weapon?
Why an Anti-Satellite Weapon for Space?
The first artificial objects that crossed the Carman line (100 km above the earth’s surface) and reached space were the foo-2 military missiles. This was the beginning of human activity in areas, particularly in earth orbit, and began as a military project. Intercontinental ballistic missiles (the descendants of the aforementioned fao-2 rockets) are designed to transport thermonuclear payloads into space before colliding with earth. Causing a catastrophic impact.
Satellites are the other primary military instrument in space, with satellites lined up in earth orbit carrying sensors and sending information to human hosts on earth. In 1960, the united states placed a satellite in orbit with a camera that would throw film tapes full of sensitive information to the world. In the same year. The united states launched a satellite with a secret mission to track radar signals from the soviet union. Shortly after that, the soviet union followed suit. And this satellite race continued to focus on surveillance. Both superpowers use objects in orbit to monitor the military on earth.
For decades, this line has remained weak as states build and transport weapons on the earth’s surface and place sensors in orbit to provide early warning of everything from ground invasion to nuclear strikes.
This reliance on sensors in orbit carries with its vulnerability, as a state’s ability to perceive an attack when it begins can be destroyed if the satellite tracking those movements is also incapacitated or eliminated. Several states have demonstrated their ability to destroy satellites with ground-launched missiles. Other instruments are based on the ground, such as anti-satellite jammers, more widely considered weapons.
Why In Space Orbit?
Putting an anti-satellite weapon into orbit is an old idea. In the 1970s, the soviet union attached a giant cannon to a space station and launched it into orbit as an experiment. In the same decade. The united states began researching a dedicated anti-satellite weapon.
There is a perfect reason for an army’s desire to hide a weapon in a satellite, which is that the gun is already there. And part of the satellite if the military needs to use it.
Some satellites like this already exist. The Chinese Jan-17 satellite is an inspector robot that can move in orbit to repair. And change other satellite trajectories. However, a futuristic debris removal tool in a robotic arm can also strike and damage other satellites.
What Are The Risks?
There is a real risk of putting weapons into orbit, especially if other states know them. At present, rotation serves each country with satellites by allowing those satellites to monitor the earth without danger. Alternatively, if each satellite is a potential weapon. They may be forced to attack each other’s satellites, fearing the loss of any equipment already in space.
Violence in orbit is a threat that carries a chain effect of damage. And also, crashing satellites produce orbital debris that can accelerate. And also, penetrate other satellites much more powerfully than a bullet. The risk to every other object in space is increasingly rising. And also, if the wreckage of one destroyed satellite collides with another. As the debris cloud grows. As a result, more satellites collapse, eventually turning the part that was useful in the area into a burned orbit.
Not only does it carry a space war. It makes it more difficult for states to understand and anticipate nuclear attacks. And also, if states decide that satellites are ready for military aggression. It is likely to benefit anyone who attacks first. Even if they risk a nuclear miscalculation on the ground. The detection of a weapon in orbit is not only a declaration to other states that the country believes that satellites are military targets but that an offensive war against it is a win-win war.
Whatever u.s.-owned space weapon Hayton is eager to detect, predicting it without disclosing it is the most serious of both cases. If the firearm remains secret, it will only change the strategic calculations of other countries that can discover its existence. And also, if these weapons are public, they may have a deterrent effect against other space weapons. States have a direct threat of retaliation to worry about. With the partial declaration of arms. Therefore, It is difficult for states to adapt their response based on reality, which constitutes the possibility of mistakes and, consequently, tragedy.