The current SBSS satellite, the Block 10 pathfinder, was launched in 2010 and performs its mission from a sun-synchronous, low Earth orbit. A follow-on system is scheduled to launch in 2021. Credit: Boeing
Daily Mail: Top Guns in orbit: US Air Force reveals plan for 'Space Mission Force' to protect America using satellites
* Group will utilise existing satellites and weapons to 'operate as warfighters'
* Training wilol 'better prepare airmen to operate military satellites'
They could be a combination of Top Guns and Thunderbirds - protecting the Earth using swarms of smart satellites.
To be called Space Mission Force, the U.S. Air Force Space Command has revealed its plans for a new type of soldier.
The group will utilise existing satellites and weapons to 'operate as warfighters' in orbit.
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WNU Editor: the Americans are not the only ones who are militarising space .... Russia And China Sign Space Alliance To Threaten U.S. Supremacy, Target Military satellites (The Inquisitr).
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