The US has threatened to deny Russia access to space: can they?


The US military has reiterated its concerns about "non-destructive testing" of Russian anti-satellite weapons in orbit, and they were echoed by their British colleagues. The hero of the day inevitably became the apparatus "Kosmos 2543", which NATO considers a potential "killer of satellites". Is it really?


Let's face it, it's hard to find an artificial satellite that doesn't have a dual purpose. All satellites spy on potential enemies in one way or another. For example, according to a number of experts, the widely advertised program of launching the spacecraft of the Starlink system of billionaire Elon Musk was not created without the help of the Pentagon and can be used by it for military purposes. The Commander of the US Aerospace Forces, Raymond, negotiated this topic with a well-known businessman.

It is noteworthy that this same Raymond considered it possible to criticize Russia for testing in orbit satellites-inspectors, which are considered potential "killers" in the Pentagon:

Russia is developing in near-Earth orbit the ability to exploit our dependence on space systems.

The alarm of the American military is understandable: the United States has more than a thousand spacecraft in orbit, which not only spy on us, but are also actively used to control their Armed Forces. The destruction of this Pentagon grouping could dramatically reduce the combat capability of the US Army. A very curious statement on this by NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command):

The United States intends to defend its rights, opportunities and freedom of action in outer space ... If necessary, the rivals will be denied the opportunity to use outer space if they thus pursue goals hostile to the national interests of the United States.

“Denying the ability to use outer space” is cool. Fortunately, our country does not need someone else's permission to use it.

At firstRussia itself is a space power with its own "gates to space". Despite a number of known problems, Roskosmos is capable of producing carrier rockets and launching them.

Secondly, in recent years, it became possible, if necessary, to "thin out" the American satellite constellation. These are the already mentioned satellites-inspectors, capable of intercepting control or destroying enemy vehicles with electronic warfare systems and directed energy weapons, and the recently tested A-235 Nudol anti-missile defense system. It is also believed to have a dual purpose: combating intercontinental ballistic missiles and non-nuclear destruction of spacecraft located at an altitude of 500 to 700 kilometers. Thanks to its appearance, Russia took aim at low earth orbit, about which we are in detail told earlier.

Thus, our country can ignore the denial of the right to access outer space, or even "clean up" it on its own.
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  1. cmonman Offline cmonman
    cmonman (Garik Mokin) 25 July 2020 16: 57
    +3
    Sergey, could you please indicate the original source of the phrase -

    ... If necessary, rivals will be denied the opportunity to use outer space if they thus pursue goals that are hostile to the national interests of the United States.

    There is no such performance on the NORAD website itself. I didn't dig until the bottom of the internet, I might have missed ...
    1. Syoma_67 Offline Syoma_67
      Syoma_67 (Semyon) 30 July 2020 21: 33
      -2
      This is pure propaganda and it does not need sources, or rather, they simply do not exist. You decided to check it, but "Hurray patriots" are read and are proud of.
      1. Thomas the Unbeliever_2 (Doubting Thomas) 7 August 2020 11: 20
        0
        This is an American report of 2006, declassified by the Chinese, on the prospects for military operations in space, so if it refers to the patriots, then only to the American ones.)))) Look, do you see a gopher? Not? And he is. If you haven't found something, it doesn't mean that it doesn't exist.)))
    2. Thomas the Unbeliever_2 (Doubting Thomas) 7 August 2020 11: 11
      0
      In 2006, an American report on the prospects for military action in space. This document states, and not for the first time, that

      “The United States views the use of outer space ... as a vital aspect of national interest. In line with this approach, the United States intends to defend its rights, opportunities and freedom of action in outer space. It will dissuade and deter others from infringing on these rights and from development of means intended for this purpose ... If necessary, the rivals will be denied the opportunity to use outer space if they thus pursue goals hostile to the national interests of the United States. "
      As Clarke put it, the United States "has, in effect, declared that it is confident in its right to restrict the use of space for all but its allies."
      Jeffrey J. Lewis, weapons control expert at the New America Foundation, adds: “Many in the world have been offended by the very tone of this statement. A columnist for one of the British newspapers directly accused the US of considering space as its 51st state.
  2. Yuri Kharitonov Offline Yuri Kharitonov
    Yuri Kharitonov (Yuri Kharitonov) 25 July 2020 22: 23
    0
    What? Occupy the ISS. To plant rocket mines and calmly shoot down any non-NATO vehicles, here you are a complete success. True, before that ours will shoot down the ISS and here you are, adieu.
  3. jekasimf Offline jekasimf
    jekasimf (jekasimf) 25 July 2020 22: 42
    -1
    I so vividly imagined how many "Nudoles" would be needed to destroy all 1000 US satellites ..... Who will go broke first? I'm not talking about a nuclear warhead ..... 1000 tactical explosions. fellow Well, the author lit it!
    1. General Black Offline General Black
      General Black (Gennady) 25 July 2020 23: 07
      +4
      All 1000 satellites do not fly over Russia.
      1. Oyo Sarkazmi Offline Oyo Sarkazmi
        Oyo Sarkazmi (Oyo Sarkazmi) 26 July 2020 17: 50
        +4
        Quote: General Black
        All 1000 satellites do not fly over Russia.

        Probably, on moonless nights they hide behind the moon.
        Only geostationaries of the Western Hemisphere are invisible to us. The rest will definitely be marked over Russian territory. Especially in polar orbits.
        1. General Black Offline General Black
          General Black (Gennady) 26 July 2020 18: 00
          +2
          Do not grind nonsense.
          1. Oyo Sarkazmi Offline Oyo Sarkazmi
            Oyo Sarkazmi (Oyo Sarkazmi) 26 July 2020 18: 03
            +2
            Lord !!! Draw an orbit whose projection onto the surface does not shift as the Earth rotates. Trust me, get tons of awards in astrophysics, mathematics and celestial mechanics. You will shake the basics of general relativity !!!!!
            1. General Black Offline General Black
              General Black (Gennady) 26 July 2020 18: 14
              +4
              I know the orbits very well. Do not try to shine for me here with a maneuver. What can be seen here west of Greenwich, and what is not. What is the main loop, and what is the conjugate. And how do they differ.
              We will also arrange a discussion here. It hurts me. Now is a holiday, people are celebrating, and you are climbing with celestial mechanics and astrophysics. Better roll a hundred square meters for the Navy. If you ever did.
              1. boriz Offline boriz
                boriz (boriz) 26 July 2020 18: 44
                -5
                Well, since "It hurts me, I need it," go and roll yourself. No one is interested in your arrogant rudeness.
                1. General Black Offline General Black
                  General Black (Gennady) 26 July 2020 19: 00
                  +4
                  I'm very happy for you.
    2. Marzhecki Offline Marzhecki
      Marzhecki (Sergei) 26 July 2020 08: 00
      +4
      You have already been told that not all of them fly over Russia, and not all need to be destroyed.
      By the way, do you understand that the mutual destruction of satellites is possible only in a real war between the United States and the Russian Federation using nuclear weapons?
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    3. Dear sofa expert. 26 July 2020 22: 12
      +4
      Why shoot them all down? Not all satellites are for military purposes. The Americans have about 25% of the total (they have about 900 satellites in total)
      And even those for military purposes - there are more effective methods of dealing with them.
    4. Dust Offline Dust
      Dust (Sergei) 26 July 2020 22: 33
      +3
      A rocket is launched into orbit .... Filled with hundreds of thousands of balls, the rocket is blown up! The balls scatter in different directions and begin to rush in their orbits at a breakneck speed ... Doing everything with a sieve in its path! .... Kim Il Sung's missiles are enough for this scenario!)
    5. Thomas the Unbeliever_2 (Doubting Thomas) 7 August 2020 11: 28
      0
      Something I have not read anywhere about 1000 tactical explosions, did you see it in a dream?

      In 1962, the Americans indulged themselves in a rude action - testing an anti-satellite weapon, codenamed Starfish Prime. Then, at an altitude of about 400 km, a 1,4 megaton nuclear charge was detonated. The explosion, which took place 1300 km from Hawaii, disabled at least six spacecraft, both American and foreign, that is, about a third of all satellites that orbited the Earth in low orbits at that time. Under the influence of an electromagnetic pulse from a nuclear explosion in the city of Oahu, 300 street lamps burned out. The experiment confirmed that a nuclear explosion can be used as an anti-satellite weapon, but its effect is too indistinct.
  4. Dust Offline Dust
    Dust (Sergei) 26 July 2020 22: 23
    +3
    Deny the ability to use outer space.

    This is pure neighing!
  5. shinobi Offline shinobi
    shinobi (Yuri) 27 July 2020 02: 07
    +4
    Deny access to space? I wonder how this is? The laws of nature will probably be canceled. Any missile attack would be tantamount to the beginning of a war. In general, bullshit.
  6. Andron59 Offline Andron59
    Andron59 (Andrey Grigoryevich) 27 July 2020 13: 20
    +4
    I wonder who contracted stupidity from whom, the Ukrainian government from the American or the Americans from the Ukrainians?