The Battle Above – U.S. and China are locked in a high stakes contest over satellites

Without most of us noticing, our everyday activities — everything from getting cash at an ATM to watching this program — depend on satellites in space. And for the U.S. military, it’s not just everyday activities. The way it fights depends on space.

Satellites are used to communicate with troops, gather intelligence, fly drones and target weapons. But top military and intelligence leaders are now worried those satellites are vulnerable to attack.

They say China, in particular, has been actively testing anti-satellite weapons that could, in effect, knock out America’s eyes and ears.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/rare-look-at-space-command-satellite-defense-60-minutes/

 

2015-08-16T13:53:20+00:00 August 16th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Battle Above – U.S. and China are locked in a high stakes contest over satellites