Daily Mail: China has launched hundreds of satellites to target US: Space Force chief says Beijing is developing anti-satellite missiles, electronic jammers, lasers and technology that can MOVE rival orbiting platforms
* Gen. Chance Saltzman appeared before senators at a hearing on Tuesday
* He said the People’s Liberation Army had 347 satellites gathering intelligence
* And he set out plans to switch to arrays of small US satellites to evade disruption China has launched dozens of satellites in the past six months and the People’s Liberation Army now has 347 orbiting craft that can gather intelligence on American armed forces, according to the head of the U.S. Space Force.
Gen. Chance Saltzman told senators that Beijing was the ‘most immediate threat’ to U.S. operations as it develops lasers to disrupt satellite sensors, electronic warfare jammers and even builds craft that could grab and move rival orbiting platforms out of position.
It is all part of its plan for a fully modernized, world-class military designed to achieve China’s ‘Space Dream’ of being the most powerful nation in space by 2045, he said.
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Update: Space Force: We expect to see ‘interfering, blinding’ of satellites during conflict (Space News)
WNU Editor: US Space Force has a $30 billion budget …. Head of Space Force testifies before Senate Armed Services panel on $30B budget proposal (UPI). NASA has a $27 billion budget …. NASA Unveils $27B Budget Plan to Support Mars Missions and Beyond (NextGov). You would think that with this type of money the US would be able to counter what China is doing in space.