TAG: U.S. Space Command

CNN explores space warfare, US military’s use of GPS

January 26, 2017By

A spaceborne laser zaps a GPS satellite, disabling it. A “kamikaze” satellite hits and destroys other nations’ critical satellites. Another satellite moves beside an Intelsat bird — and listens in. A new CNN special considers all of these possibilities in an exploration of an arms race in space, showcasing the devastation that would be caused by space warfare and how the... read more

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The System: Compass Awry

August 1, 2009By

Compass Awry One of the satellites in the Chinese domestic satellite navigation system, Beidou, is no longer in geostationary orbit and appears to have been abandoned. According to information from the U.S. Space Command, the orbit of Beidou 1D was raised by around 130 kilometers on February 18, 2009. This may have been an attempt to place the satellite in... read more

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