Trump's 'Space Force' is nothing new: Here's what the military is already up to in orbit

Trump's 'Space Force' is nothing new: Here's what the military is already up to in orbit

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Without warning, President Donald Trump announced on Monday that he’s directing the Pentagon to form a new arm of the military called the “Space Force.”

Sounds pretty cool right? Well, as cool as it may sound, even if it is eventually created, the Space Force may not change very much for U.S. military operations in space.

The U.S. military already has a huge presence in orbit, armed with a fleet of both known and classified satellites that spy down on potential threats to the nation day and night.

“The U.S. military has been very active in space for 60 years,” John Logsdon, the former director of the Space Policy Institute at George Washington University, said in an interview.   Read more…

More about Space, Science, Outer Space, Department Of Defense, and Air Force


Source: Mashable | Trump's 'Space Force' is nothing new: Here's what the military is already up to in orbit

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