I think trump’s just trying to rattle their cage with all the publicity.
Does anybody remember the Star Wars defense system ?
It helped hasten the downfall of the USSR.
Let Russia and China blow some cash by showing them the shiny nickel .
I believe the space force just getting started from the private sector .
The real mission is going to be command and controlled of the militaries starlink satellites . SpaceX filed a request to, up the number of
satellites to 42,000 instead of 12,000 . When the production line gets fires up the cost of each satellite going to be around $1 million plus the
buyers electronica package .
Well below the current cost of a military reconnaissance satellite at over $1 billion . ( probably 100 or 150 starlink satellites )
They’ll be for sale to private or military use each independently maneuverable . Individual warfighters could have a dedicated satellite i’m
not have to wait for hours of days for an orbiting satellite . That sure as hell would make our troops safer .
The Chinese are way ahead of us on anti-satellite capabilities .
But it’s gonna be hard to shoot down , up to42,000 satellites . 🎯 ( I know the military won’t operate all of them that’s just a number )
This is similar to hundred year battle between tank vs gun. When someone makes better armor the other guy makes a better gun .
China and Russia’s anti-satellite capabilities are the gun .
Starlink is the armor.
A complete change in military communications and reconnaissance would give us the undeniable strategic advantage for now .
The Space force project has been stood up for 18 months. The schedule for starlink satellites now is 1000 by the end of 2020 and 12,000 more
somewhere around 2025 .
I’ve been pretty uneasy the last few years about the vulnerability of our satellites .
But if this is the plan I’ve got a tip my hat to Trump again . My kids and grandkids will be a lot safer .
More winning !!!
S&F good post and thanks for bringing the subject up .
edit on 23-12-2019 by Fallingdown because: (no reason given)
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