Hit from a height of 60 thousand
The training flight exercise will be without missile. It will have to fly 40 thousand feet first and then go vertically to 20 thousand feet. In the event of an attack, they will have to target the enemy’s satellite and return from the height of 60 thousand feet leaving the anti-satellite. Russia and China have already developed surface, air and sea-based ASAT missiles that can land GPS and telecom satellites.
Be serious on crisis
Two weeks ago Typhoon pilot Air Comdor Paul Godfree was appointed as the first head of the UK Space Command. Air Chief Marshal Sir Mike Wigston has warned that it might be controversial to discuss space as a military area, but if the UK military does not take the crisis standing in front of its satellites seriously, it would be a shame. Britain has not yet made ASAT missiles.
Will America help against China-Russia?
At the same time, the US has had this technology since 1980 when an old weather satellite was dropped from a fighter jet. America’s SM-3 anti-satellite missile can be placed under the British RAF Typhoon jets, but this may affect its weight. Russia has also developed a ground-launched Direct Accent Anti-Satellite Missile and a space-based system that was fired from another satellite. The US Department of Defense says that China has surface-based missiles that can target satellites in low-Earth orbit.
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