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Synonyms for antisatellite

of or relating to a system to destroy satellites in orbit


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Decoy and countermeasure systems like the ALE-50 and LAIRCM will be needed to defeat an antisatellite missile's terminal guidance sensors and protect targeted spacecraft from being destroyed by counterspace batteries that continue to function despite suppression efforts.
They propose a strategic restraint agreement that would include reciprocal pledges not to be the first to use nuclear or antisatellite weapons against the other and not to be the first to attack the other's critical computer networks.
could take would be to negotiate a multilateral ban on the testing and use of antisatellite weapons that destroy their targets on impact and generate large amounts of debris.
Moltz's first two chapters look at how other analysts have understood space security and set forth an alternative explanation that stresses a growing awareness of the environmental consequences of actions such as the testing of nuclear weapons in outer space in the early 1960s, which created electromagnetic effects that interfered with satellite operations in both the short and potentially the longer term, and the kinetic destruction caused by antisatellite weapons, which could create long-lived debris in heavily used orbits.
He specifically opposes a treaty to limit the development of antisatellite weapons.
One subject given "little analysis" by the Pentagon is the threat of Soviet space-based antisatellite weapons that might attack the system.
For many, the 2007 antisatellite (ASAT) test was the smoking gun that proved China's ultimate desire to challenge American space dominance.
In light of recent significant Chinese achievements in this realm (including the acknowledged testing of an antisatellite weapon on 11 January 2007), however, such factors should perhaps be integrated into follow-on studies by O'Rourke and his colleagues.
Military Antisatellite Programs during the Cold War
A Question of Balance: Political Context and Military Aspects of the China-Taiwan Dispute (Santa Monica, CA: RAND, 2007); on PLA antisatellite developments, see Ian Easton, "The Great Game in Space: China's Evolving ASAT Weapons Programs and Their Implications for Future U.
Dan Quayle is also an admirer; once, in a speech on the Senate floor, Quayle advocated funding the ASAT antisatellite weapon on the grounds that it was what won the war in Red Storm Rising.
The author has chosen five such weapons: precision-guided munitions, low-yield nuclear weapons, smart antipersonnel land mines, antisatellite weapons, and nonlethal weapons.
In light of the recent Chinese test of a destructive antisatellite (ASAT) weapon, Johnson-Freese's article is also eerily prescient, noting "If the United States proceeds with development of these technologies, at staggering cost, others can and will do the same, only in a cheaper, easier, defensive mode.
The author, Dean Cheng, argues that China sees space as a "major component of future conflict," although its motives remain unclear at times, such as those surrounding the January 2007 antisatellite weapon test.