China unleashes satellite ‘crusher’ into orbit occupied by U.S. tech

November 2, 2021 — WND.com reports: “An expert on China is warning that the Communist regime in control in Beijing has launched into an orbit – where satellites critical to America’s Nuclear Command, Communications and Control system are located – a satellite ‘crusher.’

Gordon G. Chang explains in a column at the Gatestone Institute, where he is a senior fellow and advisory board member, that the satellite, Shijian-21, was just launched on Oct. 24 and according to the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp., will provide the ability ‘to alleviate and neutralize space debris.’

But, he noted, China perceives American satellites as ‘debris.’

‘Shijian-21 has a robotic arm that can be used to move space junk—there are more than 100 million pieces of it floating around the earth—or capture, disable, destroy, or otherwise render unusable other nations’ satellites,’ Chang wrote. ‘That arm makes Shijian-21 a ‘satellite crusher.’…”  (Jesus said: And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;  Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.  And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.  And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh–  Luke 21:25 – 28.  

Everyone in the world is dependent on satellites, especially for communication and navigation.  You can well imagine the chaos if this system were disrupted.  One post shall run to meet another, and one messenger to meet another, to shew the king of Babylon that his city is taken at one end, And that the passages are stopped, and the reeds they have burned with fire, and the men of war are affrighted – Jeremiah 51:21,32 – lines of communication were disrupted in this passage – with frightening results.  See the next five reports.)

Space Force general says China and Russia attacking US satellites ‘every single day’

December 1, 2021 — News.com.au reports: “China and Russia are carrying out attacks on US satellites ‘every single day’, a Space Force general says.

While America’s adversaries make headlines from time to time with their space activities – such as Russia blowing up one of its own satellites or China testing a new orbital hypersonic missile – General David Thompson, Space Force’s vice chief of space operations, told The Washington Post that overhead, out of the public view, there was a constant battle being waged.

According to Gen Thompson, America’s adversaries are constantly conducting operations against US satellites that skirt the line between intelligence gathering and acts of war, and that the pace of the conflict is intensifying.

‘The threats are really growing and expanding every single day,’ he said…”

Satellite attack: the mounting arms race in space

November 18, 2021 — SpaceWar.com reports: “Last year a US general made an ominous revelation: two Russian satellites in orbit were stalking a US spy satellite high above the earth.

It wasn’t clear if the Cosmos satellites could attack USA-245, an American surveillance spacecraft.

‘It has the potential to create a dangerous situation in space,’ said General Jay Raymond, head of the Pentagon’s Space Command.

The incident passed, but it marked a new stage in the mounting arms race in space, where potentially bomb-armed satellites, laser-shooting spacecraft and other technologies have moved from science fiction to reality.

The stakes were made clear Monday when Russia launched a missile from Earth and blasted to pieces one of its satellites in a show of force.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg called the act ‘reckless.’

‘It demonstrates that Russia is now developing new weapons systems that can shoot down satellites,’ he said at a meeting Tuesday with EU defense ministers…”

France boosts space surveillance with satellites launch

November 17, 2021 — SpaceWar.com reports: “France on Tuesday boosted its space surveillance capabilities with the launch of three electromagnetic-monitoring military satellites, one of only four nations known to operate this kind of technology.

A Vega rocket carrying the Ceres satellites took off from Kourou in French Guiana, and placed them into orbit soon after.

Unlike conventional surveillance satellites, these are able to locate items emitting electromagnetic energy at all times of the day and night, in all weather including from behind clouds.

France joins the United States, China and Russia in operating such technology, part of a space defence strategy unveiled in 2019 to deal with emerging threats to its interests in orbit.

This comes as China, Russia and the United States all jostle for an increased strategic presence in space…” 

Russia ready to discuss all space security issues with US

November 19, 2021 — SpaceWar.com reports: “Russia is ready to discuss the entire spectrum of space security issues with all interested countries, including the United States, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said.

‘We confirm our readiness to discuss the entire spectrum of space security issues with all interested states, including the United States. We are convinced that the launch of negotiations on an international agreement prohibiting the deployment of any types of weapons in space, the use or threat of the use of force against or with space objects – the right way to reduce tensions and relieve states’ concerns in the context of ensuring the safety of space activities,’ Zakharova said in a statement.

The United States is pursuing a policy of using space for combat operations and deploying strike systems in it to achieve military superiority there, she noted…

Pentagon wants to make its space assets ‘more difficult to find’

November 19, 2021 — SpaceWar.com reports: “Earlier this week, Russia’s Defence Ministry stressed that the US was well aware that fragments of the downed Russian satellite pose no threat to the International Space Station and other space assets, given the test’s timing and orbital parameters.

The US Space Force director of staff, Lt. Gen. Nina Armagno, has said she believes that Russia’s recent anti-satellite launch further necessitates the military’s drive to better defend American space assets.

She told reporters that for the Space Force, it means finding effective ways to make space assets ‘more difficult to find or less juicy’.

‘We’re doing this mission area by mission area. We need to take our missile-warning assets, we need to add layers of orbits, hybrid capabilities, smaller satellites, and commercially provided capabilities. That will all complicate Russia targeting our prime missile-warning capabilities’, Armagno argued…”