Military Space Ops

A2_Matelot

LE
Book Reviewer
This being the flaw in your cunning plan. HMT isn't going to pony up for anything when:

For the third successive year, the Equipment Plan remains unaffordable. The Department’s central estimate of equipment procurement and support costs is lower than last year, but this reflects a restatement of the affordability gap rather than actions to address the funding shortfalls. The Department has still not taken the necessary decisions to establish an affordable long-term investment programme to develop future military capabilities.

https://www.nao.org.uk/report/the-equipment-plan-2019-to-2029/?slide=1
What has the EP got to do with this, it won't be MoD delivering it, it will be UKSA and that along with the prosperity agenda is why HMT will dig deep post BREXIT.
 

A2_Matelot

LE
Book Reviewer
The problem is that you folks will expect life to carry on like normal, when in fact you might find yourselves cut out of the loop.
The apparatus will not let that happen as I mentioned above, it requires 5E support to truly work. A ripple, politicians ego's massaged, then BAU.
 

Kevll@r

Old-Salt
The first thing to be taken out in any major State-on State war wood be communications and intelligence assets in space. That would render earth orbit useless for hundreds of years. So that's why long endurance UAVs are capable of acting as comms relays and observation platforms.

The whole "no weapons in space" thing is rubbish considering that all ICBMs go into, er, space, before making changes to your local area without planning permission.

An interesting topic is anti-ICBM tech. Tracking is not the hard part- interception is next to impossible and with decoys and jamming, and hundreds of warheads inbound, it's pretty pointless. The only phase to stop them is mid-course, before the bus releases its MIRVS. Which means weapons in space.
 
The whole "no weapons in space" thing is not rubbish considering that all ICBMs go into, er, space, before making changes to your local area without planning permission.
Because the Outer Space Treaty says 'not to place in orbit around the Earth any objects carrying nuclear weapons or any other kinds of weapons of mass destruction...'.
 

Kevll@r

Old-Salt
Because the Outer Space Treaty says 'not to place in orbit around the Earth any objects carrying nuclear weapons or any other kinds of weapons of mass destruction...'.
Actually nuclear weapons themselves are illegal. But they do go into space as part of their profile.
 

Yokel

LE
The first thing to be taken out in any major State-on State war wood be communications and intelligence assets in space. That would render earth orbit useless for hundreds of years. So that's why long endurance UAVs are capable of acting as comms relays and observation platforms.

The whole "no weapons in space" thing is rubbish considering that all ICBMs go into, er, space, before making changes to your local area without planning permission.

An interesting topic is anti-ICBM tech. Tracking is not the hard part- interception is next to impossible and with decoys and jamming, and hundreds of warheads inbound, it's pretty pointless. The only phase to stop them is mid-course, before the bus releases its MIRVS. Which means weapons in space.
With some exceptions, most communication satellites are in Geosynchronous orbit. Anti Satellite weapons have only been tested against Low Earth Orbit satellites.

Far easier to attack the ground stations with conventional military capabilities.

Actually nuclear weapons themselves are illegal. But they do go into space as part of their profile.
Are they illegal? How so?

Ballistic missiles from the Nazi V2 onwards have had parabolic flight paths with an apogee outside of the atmosphere.
 
It's official; we now have Space Marines. Great name too, Gunny!

'Marine Corps Master Gunnery Sgt. Scott Stalker has been selected as the next U.S. Space Command senior enlisted leader, the Pentagon announced Tuesday.

“It’s great to be a Marine right now and I appreciate the Commandant and Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps nominating me and allowing me to compete for this position,” Stalker, who has served as the senior enlisted leader of U.S. Cyber Command and the National Security Agency since March 2018, said in an email to Marine Corps Times.'



 
SpaceX expanding further into military space enablement.

'A new GPS satellite rocketed into orbit from Cape Canaveral on top of a SpaceX Falcon 9 launcher Tuesday on the way to replace one of the more than 30 other spacecraft helping guide everything from military munitions to motorists.

'The launch was the first by SpaceXs for the U.S. Space Force, which took over most Air Force-run space programs after its establishment as a new military service in December. The third in a new line of upgraded Global Positioning System navigation satellites flew aboard the Falcon 9 rocket, adding fresh capabilities to the GPS network while replacing an aging spacecraft launched more than 20 years ago.'


 
I'd have thought the answer was obvious.


Uranus.
Very surprising and out of the blue , Palmdale - (read Plant 42 )are hoping to be Spacecom home.

 

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