Latest Anti-satellite weapon Stories
A mysterious object launched by Russia last Christmas is being tracked by western space agencies and other officials, and there are concerns that the probe could be part of a program to capture or destroy other satellites.
According to a report from the Colorado-based Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI), Chinese space junk, in the form of a fragment of the satellite FENGYUN 1C, collided with Russia’s BLITS satellite on January 22.
Space analysts say that China has pulled off a tricky and uncommon feat in space flight, maneuvering one of its satellites to about 300 yards within another while they were orbiting Earth.
A deputy defense minister said Thursday that Russia is working towards developing anti-satellite weapons to match efforts by other nations.
The head of the Pentagon's Strategic Command said on Friday that no debris remains in space after last yearâ€™s US destruction of an errant spy satellite loaded with toxic hydrazine fuel.
Congress has approved a $5 million study of space-based missile defenses. This is the first time the development of space weapons will be considered since similar work was canceled in the 1990s.
By John Fleck Journal Staff Writer A Sandia Labs team helped the Navy figure out how to successfully shoot down a faltering spy satellite last February, officials revealed Tuesday.
A top US think tank said China anti-satellite capabilities makes it extremely important for Washington to work with Beijing to avoid an arms race in space.
Commanders of the U.S. Navyâ€™s mission to shoot down a malfunctioning spy satellite last month said there was no substantial new space debris created.
Pentagon analysis indicates satellite fuel tank hit WASHINGTON, Feb.
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