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The U.S. Is Worried That a Russian Satellite Is Really a Weapon

The “abnormal behavior” of a Russian satellite of unknown function has prompted U.S. concern that it may be surveilling U.S. space assets, preparing for future attacks, or developing offensive technologies. These concerns, as well as continued Russian and Chinese development of “dual use” space technology that could be used for both civilian and military purposes, are part of the contributing factors to U.S. consideration of a designated “space force.” With no independent body to monitor and verify states’ operations in space, the environment is positioned for a technology race as country’s work to maintain dominance or parity. 

Source: The U.S. Is Worried That a Russian Satellite Is Really a Weapon – Nextgov

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