China’s space program has been steadily improving over the years, posing a serious threat to the United States. (STR/AFP/Getty Image)
China’s space program has been steadily improving over the years, posing a serious threat to the United States.
(STR/AFP/Getty Image)

China: Our Anti-satellite Weaponry Is a ‘Trump Card’ Against the U.S.

January 14, 2013  •  From theTrumpet.com
China is using anti-satellite weaponry as a “Trump Card” against a vulnerable and satellite dependent United States.
 

Amid reports on January 7 that Beijing is preparing to carry out another anti-satellite weapons test, China’s state media said Beijing has the right to conduct the test because the technology represents a “trump card” against American power.

In both 2007 and 2010, Beijing carried out anti-satellite weapons tests, and some U.S. analysts suspect that the next test will see China aiming for higher altitudes than in the previous ones—targeting an object around 12,000 miles above Earth’s surface. A report on Space.com said a test at such a level would place the constellation of America’s Global Positioning System (gps) at risk.

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