On Geopolitics

Great Power Competition Feeds the Threat Posed by Anti-Satellite Technology

Omar Lamrani
Senior Military Analyst, Stratfor
Apr 18, 2019 | 09:00 GMT
A composite image from NASA-sourced images.

A composite image from NASA-sourced images. Anti-satellite technology increases the risk that space will be littered with dangerous debris that could collide with important spacecraft either accidentally or during conflicts.

(VADIM SADOVSKI/Shutterstock)

More and more countries are developing anti-satellite technologies for exploration and defense -- especially as the great power competition among the United States, China and Russia heats up -- which increases the risk that space will be littered with dangerous debris that could collide with important satellites either accidentally or...

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