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Space Force official: Satellites in orbit have become pawns in geopolitical chess games


Space Force official: Satellites in orbit have become pawns in geopolitical chess games China and Russia for decades have watched the United States display its military power, much of it enabled by satellites in space. China’s recent demonstration of an orbital hypersonic weapon and Russia blowing up a satellite in orbit are expected countermoves, said Space Force deputy chief of operations Lt. Gen. B. Chance Saltzman. What is happening in space is a “natural consequence” of how military powers historically behave as they try to gain a leg up on adversaries, Saltzman said Nov. 29 during a Mitchell Institute online event.   More



(Source: SpaceNews - Nov 30)

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