[FPSPACE] New story about mainland China's ASAT program
pjp961 at svol.net
Fri Apr 13 14:03:21 EDT 2007
This is a website connected to the "worldtribune.com"..
I don't know how accurate this reportage is, but is being provided here so
that the assembled are made aware of it.
<http://www.east-asia-intel.com/eai/login.asp> U.S. intel: China will be
able to destroy all key U.S. low-orbit satellites by 2010
A U.S. intelligence assessment of China's anti-satellite weapons capability
says that China will have enough direct-ascent weapons by 2010 to destroy
all key low-Earth orbit satellites. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) disclosed the
assessment during a recent Senate hearing. The disclosure highlights the
strategic threat posed by the Chinese ASAT weapons since low-Earth orbit,
about 200 to 500 miles in space, is where key electro-optic and signals
intelligence-gathering satellites are located. The U.S. has about 40 to 50
strategic satellites in varying orbits.
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