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U.S. satellites increasingly vulnerable to China’s ground-based lasers


U.S. satellites increasingly vulnerable to China’s ground-based lasers The Defense Intelligence Agency warned in January 2019 that China likely will field in 2020 a ground-based laser weapon that can counter low-orbit space-based sensors. By the mid-to-late 2020s it may field higher power systems that could damage the structures of non-optical satellites. How real is the threat? Analysts have already identified five Chinese laser bases.   More



(Source: SpaceNews - Jul 11)

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