Space arms race as Russia, China emerge as 'rapidly growing threats' to US
U.S. satellites may be vulnerable to attacks that could make our whole way of fighting war riskier, according to experts.
"Every major space-faring nation that can track a satellite and launch into outer space has the means to mess up a satellite," said Michael Krepon, a space security expert and co-founder of the Stimson Center think tank in Washington, D.C.
The House Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces is scheduled Wednesday afternoon to hold a hearing looking at the role space-based capabilities play in emergencies and the threats to U.S. space systems.
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