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#102 2021-11-29 19:27:12

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Re: Trump Proposes U.S. ‘Space Force’ to Guard the Galaxy

Space Force official: Satellites in orbit have become pawns in geopolitical chess games

https://spacenews.com/space-force-offic … ess-games/

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#103 2021-11-29 19:30:17

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Re: Trump Proposes U.S. ‘Space Force’ to Guard the Galaxy

Just wait until they target Musks and see what he does next.. Space will always be a place to wage war antics in.
Then again we could start launch stuff that is heavily armored plated to take a blast and still keep on ticking.

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#104 2021-12-06 07:10:26

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Re: Trump Proposes U.S. ‘Space Force’ to Guard the Galaxy

U.S. was not blindsided by Russia’s anti-satellite test, say officials
https://spacenews.com/u-s-was-not-blind … officials/

SpaceX's Starlink internet satellites forced to dodge Russian anti-satellite test debris
https://www.space.com/spacex-starlink-s … est-debris

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#105 2021-12-07 13:58:48

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Re: Trump Proposes U.S. ‘Space Force’ to Guard the Galaxy

Wasn't sure where best to post this.  It concerns the outcome of a major nuclear war.
https://www.nextbigfuture.com/2021/12/173941.html

It turns out that an all out nuclear exchange using existing arsenals would not come close to ending mankind.  Background radiation levels for most of the planet will increase, though not enough to noticeably increase individual risk of cancer.  Of course that would be the case for many people in the vicinity of a detonation, assuming that they aren't killed by the heat and x-rays from the fireball, or crushed to death by the blast wave.

Such a war would however inflict massive damage on the countries involved.  Whilst a country like the US would not be destroyed entirely, I think we can confidently predict that a major nuclear exchange would at least halve its population.  And the biggest killer would be starvation and disease in the aftermath.  With so much of the country's infrastructure destroyed, it will be difficult to produce and distribute sufficient food and keep supply chains running.

I bring this up, because antagonism between the US, Russia and China is growing daily.  A nuclear war is something that is no longer unthinkable and it is certainly a plausible outcome.  If it happens, it will take the US, Europe, Russia and China, at least a century to recover.  Mars colonisation would be set back at least that long.

Last edited by Calliban (2021-12-07 14:02:12)


"Plan and prepare for every possibility, and you will never act. It is nobler to have courage as we stumble into half the things we fear than to analyse every possible obstacle and begin nothing. Great things are achieved by embracing great dangers."

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#106 2021-12-19 09:04:18

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Re: Trump Proposes U.S. ‘Space Force’ to Guard the Galaxy

Space Force celebrates second anniversary as arms race in space heats up
https://spacenews.com/space-force-celeb … -heats-up/

Calvelli To Be Nominated To Lead U.S. Air Force Space Acquisitions
https://aviationweek.com/defense-space/ … quisitions

There have been a few discussions on this topic before 'Militarization -Before- Colonization' and also http://newmars.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=1250 'Weaponization'

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#107 2022-01-04 17:51:04

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Re: Trump Proposes U.S. ‘Space Force’ to Guard the Galaxy

Rare joint statement from Russia, China, Britain, USA and France says 'nuclear war cannot be won'

https://www.smh.com.au/world/europe/no- … 59lmf.html

https://asia.nikkei.com/Politics/Intern … uclear-war

Alarmist piece from Fox?

'Biden-Harris' space failures – here's how admin putting US at risk'
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/biden-h … t-gingrich

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#108 2022-01-07 14:26:52

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Re: Trump Proposes U.S. ‘Space Force’ to Guard the Galaxy

Space debris expert warns U.S. ‘woefully behind’ in efforts to clean up junk in orbit

https://spacenews.com/space-debris-expe … -in-orbit/

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#109 2022-01-12 12:47:54

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Re: Trump Proposes U.S. ‘Space Force’ to Guard the Galaxy

Pentagon warns hundreds of programs in limbo until Congress passes full-year budget

https://spacenews.com/pentagon-warns-hu … ar-budget/

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#110 2022-01-12 18:52:19

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Re: Trump Proposes U.S. ‘Space Force’ to Guard the Galaxy

continued funding on a CR means no new projects or purchases and that puts the breaks on getting there own eyes in the sky which will be very much needed.

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