A Chinese Satellite Just Grappled Another And Pulled It Out Of Orbit

“The maneuver raises concerns about the potential militarization of satellites designed to inspect, manipulate, or relocate other satellites.”

SJ-21’s recent maneuver raises questions and concerns about these types of satellites and their potential for military use. Todd Harrison, director of CSIS’s Aerospace Project, told Breaking Defense that SJ-21’s actions present “more questions than answers,” adding that while we can observe the satellite’s actions, “the intent behind it and what China plans to do with this technology is a more subjective assessment.”

Read more at: https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/44054/a-chinese-satellite-just-grappled-another-and-pulled-it-out-of-orbit

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