posted on Feb, 4 2009 @ 01:00 AM
Not too long ago China shot down one of thier own satellites. This was a clear message to the USA showinig that China has the ability to attack US
interests in space. Also, the resulting debris field has made a 'cloud' hundreds of miles long partially interrupting other US satellites which was
also China's intention.
Retaliating the same way would only mess with US and other countries satellites at the same time. Because the USA is always nice enough to do
everything in thier power to cut down on collateral damage, constructing satellites that attack other objects in space would really be a big step in
creating a space based weapon that minimizes collateral damage with minimal negative side effects, (like the garbage cloud that China created).