For example, a system capable of satellite recovery and repair can quickly be directed to an offensive mission against a competitor’s satellites. Issues like “space stalking” with such dual-purpose systems placed in orbit near our most critical space assets need to be addressed early.
When is it appropriate for nations to pre-emptively defend their satellite network but avoid the charge of initiating hostilities? Click here for Dr. Brian G. Chow’s thoughtful white paper published in the recent Strategic Studies Quarterly.
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