Defending Space: US Anti-Satellite Warfare and Space Weaponry

Defending Space: US Anti-Satellite Warfare and Space Weaponry

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By (author) Clayton Chun, Illustrated by Chris Taylor

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  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 64 pages
  • Dimensions: 180mm x 241mm x 8mm | 113g
  • Publication date: 31 October 2006
  • Publication City/Country: Osprey
  • ISBN 10: 1846030390
  • ISBN 13: 9781846030390
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations (chiefly col.)
  • Sales rank: 761,411

Product description

The United States has been developing space for many years, and satellites provide the US Military with an unparalleled advantage over its adversaries. Constellations of both military and civilian satellites provide protection and support for military operations; deliver ballistic missile early warning; supply reliable, secure and jam-proof communications; gather audio-visual intelligence; predict weather patterns; guide navigation; and deliver guided-weapons targeting, as well as a host of other missions. This book explores the design, development and usage of US military space systems, as well as, past and future threats to the systems. The current relevance of this topic to the international community as a whole is key, as space becomes the next, if only virtual, theater of warfare.

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Author information

Clayton K. S. Chun, Ph.D., is on the U.S. Army War College faculty at Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania where he teaches courses on national security, strategy, and economics. He completed a military career in the U.S. Air Force and has published in the fields of national security, military history, and economics. The author lives in Pennsylvania, USA.

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"This well-illustrated book is an engaging introduction to a field with which many of our readers may not be familiar. For those interested in 21st-century defenses, it is certainly recommended." -Bolling Smith, "Coast Defense Journal" ..".an intriguing survey of space weaponry development and history key to any understanding of modern military systems... [One of the] top picks for specialized military holdings." -"California Bookwatch"