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Pentagon: space is becoming a war space for the US

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Space is transformed for the US Air Force (Air Force) into the space of warfare. This was announced on Thursday at a press conference at the Pentagon by the US Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson, the Chief of Staff of the US Air Force, General David Goldfin.


As Wilson reported, in the 2018 fiscal year, the US Air Force plans to increase spending on space activities by 20%.

Pentagon: space is becoming a war space for the US


And we turn to space as a space for military action.
- said the Minister of the Air Force.

The civilian occupying this post is not a member of the presidential office, works in the Pentagon structure and reports to the US Secretary of Defense. Wilson did not specify exactly what amounts the Air Force would like to allocate in the new fiscal year to programs affecting space.

In turn, Goldfin noted that the US leadership expects the Air Force to achieve "superiority in space, which, like superiority in the air, means freedom from attack and freedom of maneuver." As acknowledged by the Chief of Staff of the Air Force, this is a "substantial shift" in the plans and doctrines of this type of US Armed Forces.

At the same time, Wilson said that the Air Force still lacked pilots.

Today, I announce that, as of the end of the last [2017-th] fiscal year (it ended in the US on September 30), we lacked 1926 pilots
- the minister emphasized. "Restoration [combat] readiness," Wilson called one of the priorities of the US Air Force for the foreseeable future. Among others, she mentioned, in particular, the “economically viable modernization”, the updating of the Air Force’s space assets in conjunction with the strategic nuclear arsenal, TASS reports
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  1. Shura Perm
    Shura Perm 10 November 2017 12: 19 New
    +3
    Star Wars 2.0 ...? Was there an agreement with the hunchback about the demilitarized space, or again a scammer?
    1. Reserve officer
      Reserve officer 10 November 2017 12: 23 New
      +8
      In the 80's, all this was already. Reagan's dashing plans stumbled on-board power. Since then, no breakthroughs in the power equipment of spacecraft have been observed.
      1. Blackmokona
        Blackmokona 10 November 2017 12: 29 New
        0
        Dashing plans came up against the collapse of the USSR, it is difficult to knock out money for star wars against the backdrop of total degradation and the collapse of the enemy’s armed forces.
        1. Berber
          Berber 10 November 2017 12: 36 New
          +5
          SOI is a bluff that the Kremlin elders have fallen for. There are no technologies in space that can surprise us. Therefore, this is another bluff.
          1. Blackmokona
            Blackmokona 10 November 2017 12: 47 New
            +1
            Considering that now Russia is developing satellites with reactors and lasers. The current elders do not differ or SOI is not a bluff
      2. Alex777
        Alex777 10 November 2017 12: 35 New
        +3
        Trying to fool around for money. Swam, we know.
        But an aerospace fighter, like that of Lozino-Lozinsky, needs to be built. hi
      3. opus
        opus 10 November 2017 13: 55 New
        +3
        Quote: Reserve officer
        Dashing Reagan's plans stumbled over onboard energy.

        "collided" about electronics and not the possibility to realize a laser with X-ray pumping or in the gamma range (with a wavelength on the order of a nanometer and less).
        -Electronics solved the problem.
        x-ray pumped laser or in the gamma range, forgotten.
        instead: Environmentally Clean, a kinetic interceptor whose time has come along with 32-bit microprocessors, which turned out to be a much cheaper and efficient solution.

        Quote: Reserve officer
        Since then, no breakthroughs in the energy equipment of spacecraft have been observed.

        Come on?
        The level of required electric power is continuously increasing and in the next decade it can reach several megawatts with a duration of operation over 20 years.



        1. Theoretically, the efficiency of ECH is close to 100%. In the USA and Russia, versions of such space generators on hydrogen and oxygen with alkaline and acid electrolytes have been developed. In particular, the energy supply to the moon landing program was carried out on the basis of the ECG. Subsequently, when creating reusable spacecraft of the “Shuttle” type (USA) and “Buran” (Russia), ECGs with higher specific energy parameters were created, capable of generating electrical power up to 40 kW at a specific power of the order 70 W / kg. The service life reached was more than 5 thousand hours.

        2. Development of thin-film solar cell technology based on amorphous silicon, which belong to a new generation of SS panels for powering spacecraft operating in various orbits. The main goal is to create ultra-light panels with a maximum ratio of power output to weight, which is significantly higher than the results achieved or planned for today on other types of SS.

        Energy Conversion Di-vices, USA
        GNPP Kvant and joint venture Sovlaks
        Spectrolab Inc. developed and installed on SAT satellites with a power of 10 kW, built on an AOC, with an efficiency of 21,6%.
        3.SB using concentrators (parabolic mirrors, Fresnel lenses, focons)
        “Boing”, “Lolar Space Systems”, “Fokker Space and Systems”, “The Aerospace Corporation”, “TWR” (USA); "Mitsubishi Corporation Spacecraft" (Japan) and others.
        4.NPO Polyus (Tomsk), with the participation of GNPP Kvant, has developed corresponding electrical devices ranging in power from hundreds of watts to tens of kilowatts, ensuring the required power conversion with an efficiency of more than 92%.
        5.RITEGI used at Cassini and New Horizons.

        6.The device TEM (transport energy module) with a nuclear reactor RUGC. High-temperature gas-cooled fast reactor with a thermal power of 3,8 megawatts, gas turbine converter, drip coolers - this project is in scale at least ten times higher than all previous approaches “to the horizontal bar”.


        TEM reactor and megawatt gas turbine converter.

        Quote: BerBer
        The PIO is a bluff, to which the Kremlin elders were led.

        This tale from woodpeckers who have swept through the country (USSR) and stupid journalists
        1. Reserve officer
          Reserve officer 10 November 2017 14: 28 New
          +4
          Anton, your answer is interesting and reasoned. But these are, rather, excerpts from journalistic reviews. I already wrote on the pages of the site that for many years I was engaged in on-board, and then on-ground renewable energy through the Ministry of General. PhD, 48 inventions. And he took part in the preparation of reports to the Government of the USSR on the possibilities of on-board energy, both ours and the state. Such work was carried out in the 80's, even a special decree of the Central Committee of the CPSU and the Council of Ministers of the USSR on financing was issued.
          I will not dwell on all your examples. I will only say SB with hubs, as an example. We performed these works together with the “Quantum” you mentioned, with the NPO PM and with Zhores Ivanovich, when he was not yet a Nobel laureate. For all now known gallium arsenides for concentrators, where efficiency was promised up to 35%. Not reached. But the main argument why these types of SBs did not arouse further enthusiasm was the almost complete absence of devices with a strict orientation to the Sun, which is fundamentally necessary for directing the solar flux collected by the mirror (or lens) to the “phapic”.
          And so for each type of energy, at first glance, everything is simple, but alas, to apply this in the real energy equipment of the apparatus. There are a lot of theoretical achievements, even tested at the stands. But not a board. I can further develop these topics in the framework of open materials. But this site is still not a specialized NTS.
          Just take my word for it - in the short term, there will be no declared megawatt-level capacities in orbit.
          1. opus
            opus 10 November 2017 14: 41 New
            0
            Quote: Reserve officer
            Just take my word for it - in the short term, there will be no declared megawatt-level capacities in orbit.

            no, I will not believe.
            believed nadys in the past, for electric cars ...
            Cheated
            1. bulvas
              bulvas 11 November 2017 17: 10 New
              +1
              Amazing fiction
              "The Semievius," Neil Stevenson.
              Related topics, recommend
            2. Alex777
              Alex777 12 November 2017 00: 04 New
              +2
              Your listing was missing an important point affecting seriality - the price of the described inventions. Well, with a colleague Reserve officer - I completely agree. The Krasnoyarsk hydroelectric station at one time was not just built. hi
        2. Berber
          Berber 10 November 2017 15: 35 New
          +2
          Once again, thank you for the detailed answer. Struck.
        3. Boa kaa
          Boa kaa 10 November 2017 21: 53 New
          +3
          Quote: opus
          This tale from woodpeckers who have swept through the country (USSR) and stupid journalists

          You are absolutely right. Poor folly and unwillingness to find the truth on their own - give rise to fabulous chimeras about the "worthlessness" of our former rulers!
          From the memoirs of the chief designer of the P-36 complex (Satan), and from May 1982. first deputy General Designer of NPO Energia B.I. Gubanov:

          "... Studies conducted at the Institute of Applied Mechanics of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (now the MV Keldysh Institute) showed that the Space Shuttle makes it possible, by maneuvering the return from a semi- or single-turn orbit along a route traditional by then, passing from the south over Moscow and Leningrad, having made a slight decrease - “dive”, to dump a nuclear charge in their area and, together with the actions of other funds raised, paralyze the combat control system of the Soviet Union.
          mi Yu.G. Sikharulidze and D.E. Okhotskim. M.V. Based on the results of the analysis, Keldysh sent a report to the CPSU Central Committee. A debate took place, as a result of which, with the active support of D.F. Ustinova L.I. Brezhnev decided to develop a set of alternative measures to ensure guaranteed security of the country ... "
    2. siberalt
      siberalt 10 November 2017 12: 37 New
      0
      Let them try, they will be left without JP. laughing
  2. Partyzan
    Partyzan 10 November 2017 12: 20 New
    +7
    Today, I announce that, as of the end of the last [2017-th] fiscal year (it ended in the US on September 30), we lacked 1926 pilots
    and in space, who will fly? laughing
    1. Blackmokona
      Blackmokona 10 November 2017 12: 24 New
      0
      Robots as usual
      1. Partyzan
        Partyzan 10 November 2017 12: 48 New
        +5
        Quote: BlackMokona
        Robots as usual

    2. Jedi
      Jedi 10 November 2017 12: 40 New
      +5
      Quote: Partyzan
      and in space, who will fly?

      Yes, no one. This is the United States trying to impose on Russia a new arms race such as SDI.
      1. Partyzan
        Partyzan 10 November 2017 12: 49 New
        +5
        Quote: Jedi
        Yes, no one. This is the United States trying to impose on Russia a new arms race such as SDI.

        have the Saudis already been imposed?
        1. Jedi
          Jedi 10 November 2017 12: 54 New
          +5
          What is this - a military camel interceptor? lol
          1. Partyzan
            Partyzan 10 November 2017 12: 57 New
            +5
            it is a space fighter laughing
  3. rotor
    rotor 10 November 2017 12: 43 New
    0
    The Chinese have already announced that they are going to build the Death Star (space solar power station).
  4. Egorovich
    Egorovich 10 November 2017 12: 49 New
    +6
    Goldfin said that superiority in space means freedom from attack. Most likely he meant that superiority in outer space means freedom to attack any country in the world.
  5. Loess
    Loess 10 November 2017 12: 50 New
    +1
    and get it there ... and get a hit from there ...
  6. Piramidon
    Piramidon 10 November 2017 12: 51 New
    0
    If our government nevertheless decides and stops supplying the RD-180 engines with the Yankees, on what are they going to deliver all this wunderwafel to space?
    This once again indicates that the supply of engines must be stopped and as soon as possible.
    1. Blackmokona
      Blackmokona 10 November 2017 13: 21 New
      0
      On the Falcons, Deltas, Pegasus, Minotaurs.
      Well, or on the new SLS, Volcanoes, New Glen, Falcons Heavy.
      1. Piramidon
        Piramidon 10 November 2017 14: 21 New
        0
        Quote: BlackMokona
        On the Falcons, Deltas, Pegasus, Minotaurs.
        Well, or on the new SLS, Volcanoes, New Glen, Falcons Heavy.

        Ilon Max will start them all.
        1. Blackmokona
          Blackmokona 10 November 2017 15: 24 New
          0
          ULA and Orbital also have launch vehicles on their engines.
    2. opus
      opus 10 November 2017 16: 50 New
      +1
      Quote: Piramidon
      nevertheless, he will decide and stop delivering the RD-180 engines to the Yankees, on what are they going to deliver all this wunderwafel to space?

      Well, stop broadcasting nonsense to the silly (technically), but very flexible (politically) Rogozin


      Shl. yellow I marked Atlas V, i.e. your "favorite"
      Quote: Piramidon
      RD-180


      Did he bring out a lot?
      And this is 2015.
      Bring 2017?

      Quote: Piramidon
      Ilon Max will start them all.

      That's right

  7. den3080
    den3080 10 November 2017 13: 12 New
    0
    Cool with them. Ministers are everywhere.
    The Minister of Logistics of the 3rd Battalion of the 233rd Armored Brigade ... SOUND !! smile
  8. rocket757
    rocket757 10 November 2017 13: 47 New
    +3
    Quote: Shura Perm
    Star Wars 2.0 ...? Was there an agreement with the hunchback about the demilitarized space, or again a scammer?

    Sales if it's scam ... for space such amounts as that "a bit"
    1. Vadim237
      Vadim237 10 November 2017 23: 32 New
      +1
      Well, you can do everything for 40 billion and a light-gas gun, solid-state lasers, power sources for the railgun gun and put it all into orbit, a carrier with a carrying capacity of 130 tons, capable of putting it all, in turn, to the NOU or GSO, will fly in 2019. And most likely , space weapons on the "new physical principles" of the United States will begin to deploy by the 2030th.
      1. PPK
        PPK 11 November 2017 16: 18 New
        0
        And you can hold one Olympiad in Sochi. If you throw 10 more lards.
        1. rocket757
          rocket757 11 November 2017 18: 18 New
          +3
          Everyone knows how to master the denyushka! For the result, we can and see .... although we will see advertising soon, that's for sure.
          Remember for the first star wars - what kind of advertising was !!!
  9. fa2998
    fa2998 12 November 2017 11: 40 New
    0
    Quote: BlackMokona
    Dashing plans came up against the collapse of the USSR, it is difficult to knock out money for star wars against the backdrop of total degradation and the collapse of the enemy’s armed forces.

    It’s just that the Americans didn’t speak with the USSR in such a tone! We could answer, space was advanced! Now Russia has been stagnating for 30 years, much has been destroyed, but they didn’t stand still, they were developing. They used to be for demilitarized space, now they think that they will arm space down, we will not answer with the royal seven! We purchase the elemental base all over the world, shame! hi
    1. rocket757
      rocket757 12 November 2017 14: 44 New
      +3
      Et of course, ours rested in nano "progress" !? Yes, even a red line in this garden allowed !!!
      They will fly on nano rockets !!! but for more money, a little dumb ... dragged away, however.
      Stalin and Beria are not on them !!! They’re not afraid of anything.