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Space control and the role of antisatellite weapons

Space control and the role of antisatellite weapons

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Published by Air University Press in Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Space warfare,
  • Anti-satellite weapons -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Steven R. Peterson
    SeriesResearch report -- no. AU-ARI-90-7, Research report (Air University (U.S.)) -- AU-ARI-90-7
    ContributionsAir University (U.S.). Press
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Paginationxiii, 119 p.
    Number of Pages119
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13623690M
    OCLC/WorldCa39884919

    For example, the U. The draft treaty included a ban on the testing of all anti- satellite weapons. To preserve these articles as they originally appeared, The Times does not alter, edit or update them. But Clinton did not stop technology in its tracks. Some are trying to emulate the United States; some are trying to find vulnerabilities in U.

    Assuming the proliferation of space weapons and a similar instance of provocation, combatants would be tempted to respond in a similar fashion. Recent political developments see below may have seen the reactivation of the Russian Air-Launched ASAT program, although there is no confirmation of this as yet. Feb 15, Getty Images The U. Out of fear of losing everything in a surprise war, a "first strike" against space assets possibly a prelude to a first nuclear strike could well make this fear self-fulfilling. The shadow of such weapons would alarm foreign capitals, much as the launch of Sputnik unnerved Washington. In early top aciministration officials explained that the U.

    Both countries began to reduce expenditure from and the Russian Federation unilaterally discontinued all SDI research in Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge expressed the hope before the General Assembly that "future developments in outer space would be devoted exclusively to peaceful and scientific purposes. This is doubtful. In its Vision for report, the Space Command points out that military forces have always evolved to protect national interests, both military and economic.


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The Director of the U. It takes 90 to minutes or one to two orbits for the missile interceptor to get close enough to its target. Our attempt to gain a technological edge over the Soviets in the s backfired, critics argue.

To be impartial is to view both sides of a debate equally and without prejudice or bias, as would a judge. Foreign leaders, in other words, are not automatons. As a result, the use of such satellites in war has skyrocketed. The idea of space warfare must create in the minds of government leaders around the world vivid images of merciless domination by a state with the power to rain fire upon unyielding enemies.

If a functional particle beam weapon could be built, it would use its power source to accelerate electrons, protons or hydrogen atoms through the tunnel, which would focus these charged particles into a beam that would be fired at the target.

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Nor do existing arms control treaties ban such activities. In early top aciministration officials explained that the U. But space is not a true sanctuary from weapons today. Nor has space been treated as an inviolable sanctuary in the past. The ability to leverage outer space will continue to grow in importance for modern military forces and may make possible even more effective forms of combat.

We might, in Space control and the role of antisatellite weapons book account, expect a similar result after Washington deploys its first space weapon. In the Limited Test Ban Treaty prohibited nuclear tests in space. For example, the United States had something of an ASAT capability with its Nike Zeus and Thor nuclear-armed interceptor missiles in the s Space control and the role of antisatellite weapons book early s, and with the Spartan program of the s.

Twelve test launches were carried out between 26 May and 13 Octoberbut these were generally unsuccessful and further work as an ALBM ended. On this issue, politics divides hearts the world over.

The first launch of the new anti-satellite missile took place in January Due to the overlap of technologies, the new Strategic Defense Initiative suggested that the administration was unlikely to agree to an ASAT ban that would restrict ballistic missile defense developments. One such assumption is that military developments over the past 50 years have created a security environment in which certain tactical events or localized crises run an unacceptably high risk of triggering a general, possibly even nuclear, war.

We may earn money if you buy from a link. Insofar as we have no experience in space warfare, no cases exist to justify what is in essence a theoretically derived conclusion — that space combat must be destabilizing. But though the world has changed, the intellectual and doctrinal foundations underlying the debate have not.

But these treaties were signed before imaging satellites entered their own as targeting assets for tactical warfighting purposes, raising the legal and political question of whether protection originally provided to a satellite for one, generally nonprovocative and stabilizing mission can be extended to its use in a more adversarial fashion.

At the same hearings, the Reagan Administration stated that it was not considering negotiations on ASAT in the near term. Once the satellite is detected, the missile is launched into orbit close to the targeted satellite.

And weapons now being developed for other purposes, most notably missile defense, will make low-altitude satellites increasingly vulnerable even if no explicit steps are taken to achieve that end.

Bill Clinton's election in reinforced these strategic developments, among other things leading to a shift in missile defense efforts from strategic to theater systems, for which weapons based in space did not figure prominently though some theater missile defense [TMD] systems could have capabilities against low-Earth orbit satellites.

But the Iraq war was less notable for further increases in bandwidth, perhaps, than for several other aspects. Moving quickly to initiate the arms control process in this area, the Carter Administration agreed with the Soviet Union in March to estab- lish a U.

Likewise, technological constraints made any deployment of space-based ballistic missile defenses impractical, even though the idea of such missile defenses was hotly debated.Mar 27,  · In fact, efforts to keep space a weapons-free zone dates back to the Outer Space Treaty of Among other things, it prohibited weapons of mass destruction and the establishment of military bases in space or on any celestial body.

Yet—perhaps because there were so few orbital targets in —the treaty permitted conventional weapons. Space Assurance or Space Dominance? The Case Against Weaponizing Space. This study examines the outer frontiers of national security policy, where technology and grand strategy meet.

As the study explains, space is yet another arena where the United States is the preeminent international player, and. Toward International Security: The Role of Space Weapons, Antisatellite Weapon Tests, and National Missile Defense by Richard L.

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