posted on Oct, 27 2004 @ 02:41 PM
This is not really news. Russia and some other countries have that ability too.
"The US focused on guided missiles, launched from the air and designed to ram the target directly. The Soviets preferred "killer
satellites"--orbiting spacecraft armed with shrapnel charges that could disable enemy craft. Both sides also dabbled in nuclear warheads. All were
decommissioned without being fired in anger."
Also you can use other stuff...
"One approach is "parasite satellites"--orbiting limpet bombs that attach themselves to enemy craft for detonation at a later date. The Chinese say
they can do this already, though the claim is hard to verify. A simpler method is to disable your enemy with a high-speed projectile. "
Also shooting down the satellites is not needed...
"Analysts agree that the first move will probably be a ground-based electronic assault on a satellite. Some say this kind of attack has already
happened. A British military communications satellite was reportedly kidnapped and driven off course by hackers, though officials denied it. Nation
states have also been getting in on the act. The pro-government Saudi newspaper Al-Watan has been running a series of articles on communications
satellites, in which it accuses broadcasters of spreading "political sedition". The newspaper advocates silencing the offending satellites. And the
government of Nauru has accused its neighbour Indonesia of jamming a commercial satellite in orbit over its territory. Indonesia denies the
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This is what was in the cold war. Now think of the times right now...