The Pentagon plans to send satellites into space for air defense

The Pentagon announced plans to create a constellation of satellites for the needs of defense.

At the end of summer 2019 in the United States began the work of the command of the Space forces — the structure, the Americans announced about six months ago. The US President Donald trump said that the main reason for the creation of the space forces — the need to confront the new security challenges of the country, in particular, possible attacks on us satellites from Chinese and Russians, reports the online edition of the with reference for a New time.

“Our enemies militarizing the Earth’s orbit, placing there new technologies aimed at us satellites, which are important both for military operations and for the American way of life. The ability to operate freely in space will allow us to detect and destroy any missiles launched against the United States,” — said the head of the White house.

Meanwhile, the headquarters of the Ministry of defense the Pentagon has announced the first draft of the new space force constellation of satellites for air defense needs.

It is expected that the new group space devices will consist of at least 1200 satellites that will launch into low earth orbit, and they will have to keep track of potential Intercontinental ballistic missiles of Russia, Iran, China and North Korea.

The project are going to spend $11 billion to implement it by 2025. It is unlikely that the authors of the idea think about the problem of space debris or the Kessler effect, which involves the absolute pollution of near-earth space because of massive collisions between satellites, because at stake is supposedly the national security of the United States.

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We will remind, earlier in the Pentagon said that the new formation of the Space forces, the U.S. plans in the coming years to launch into orbit satellites with interceptor missiles that can attack enemy ballistic missiles, armed with lasers and drones to develop a new class of fighters to counter enemy missiles.

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