The Inevitability of Militarization of Outer Space
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militarization of outer space
space weapons
space corps
orbital weapons
ASAT

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BERNAT, P. (2019). The Inevitability of Militarization of Outer Space. Safety & Defense, 5(1), 49-54. https://doi.org/10.37105/sd.43

Abstract

At the end of the second decade of the 21st century, we witness a progressive increase of strategic importance of artificial satellites and other orbital systems, which is a consequence of the ever-accelerating development of space technologies that include weapons systems. The outer space becomes a theatre for a potential conflict. The states possessing sufficient technological potential will further develop and expand those systems, both defensive (for eliminating threats) and offensive (securing the military advantage and serving as a deterrent) to secure their current and future interests.
The main argument of the paper demonstrates the necessity, from the perspective of the strong outer space sector players like the USA, Russia, China, to further develop space weapon systems and military units of space corps.

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