Are Space Wars Heating Up?

Posted June 26, 2015 at 5:20am

“The Pentagon and intelligence community are developingwar plans and an operations center to fend off Chinese and Russian attacks on U.S. military and government satellites,” writes Defense One .  

“The ops center, to be opened within six months, will receive data from satellites belonging to all government agencies… One of several changes to space strategy and posture that have emerged from a year-long Pentagon review, the new facility is part of a $5 billion boost for space security included in the Defense Department’s 2016 budget request. Among the other high-priority projects in the request are $21 million for Navy communications satellites, up from $11 million the previous year; and $100 million for space-based reconnaissance, up from $78 million the previous year.”