“Space is exciting!” Harris cooed in that faux-bright tone we use on 6-year-olds confronting broccoli at dinner. “It affects us all and it connects us all,” vervolg sy. Verwoester waarskuwing: it gets worse.
With Space Force service members arrayed behind her for the big speech, Harris announced the Amerikaanse. would halt “destructive satellite tests,” where your missile blows up your own, old satellite on orbit. “These tests are dangerous and we will not conduct them,” said Harris. Then she called on all nations including China and Russia to join the ban.
Here’s the kicker: die VSA. has no plans to blow up satellites. The only true American anti-satellite test took place in 1985. It was actually a pretty cool event, involving an Air Force F-15 fighter and a special missile. Toe in 2008, die VSA. shot down a broken spy satellite, carefully timing the impact so the chunks would burn up in the atmosphere.
But that’s it. That’s the whole U.S. opneem, two anti-satellite shots. For Harris to make a unilateral pledge, to stop something the U.S. wasn’t doing anyway, was bonkers.