antisatellite antisatellite

Definition(s):

  • (adj) of or relating to a system to destroy satellites in orbit

Usage(s):

  1. The antisatellite gadgets were invented because space is already militarized.
  2. China's plans to launch cyberwar or antisatellite weapons may sound scary, but they are a long way from reality.

News

  • Space control in the Air Force's 2014 budget request

    Comments made by a senior Defense Department official in May led some to speculate that the military had started a new antisatellite weapons program. Victoria Samson examines the military's 2014 budget request and finds no evidence of such an effort.
    on July 23, 2013     Source: The Space Review

Quotes

  1. "I used the example of the antisatellite test as how, sometimes, the international community can be confused, because it was a surprise that China did that, and it wasn't clear what their intent was," General Pace told reporters in Beijing.
    on Mar 23, 2007 By: Gen Peter Pace Source: New York Times

  2. "I have heard such reports, and they are quite abstract," Ivanov said. "I'm very much afraid they don't have [any] basis -- as you say that they are antisatellite and so on. I'm afraid it's not true. And perhaps I'm not even afraid, but it is...
    on Jan 19, 2007 By: Sergei Ivanov Source: RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

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