A top Space Force General said that U.S. satellites in high orbit are under constant attack from China and Russia, and added that China could surpass the U.S. in the space race.
Space Force General David Thompson told Washington Post that the threats against U.S. satellites are really growing and expanding and it’s really an evolution of activity that’s been happening for a long time. “We’re really at a point now where there’s a whole host of ways that our space systems can be threatened.”
Thompson said that Russia and China are attacking U.S. satellites using non-kinetic tools; tools that do not cause physical damage but carry out cyberattacks, use lasers, and radiofrequency jammers on satellites.
He later added that the U.S. should retaliate by the same methods, while experts warn that any kind of further damage would increase the space debris around the world and eventually form a barrier-like structure that could entrap humanity.
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