Anti-satellite capabilities could threaten key constellations

With Earth orbit a potential battlespace of the future and the proliferation of satellite constellations presenting more potential targets than ever before, a range of capabilities have been or are being developed by space-faring countries terrestrial tensions could be mirrored in space

From rumoured Russian 100kW space-based lasers to dual-use servicing spacecraft that can de-orbit a satellite, the technologies to disable an adversary’s assets circling Earth continue to advance and offer a new, but potentially risky, method to influence the battlespace.

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