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The United States intends to create a new constellation of military satellites in orbit

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The United States intends to create a new constellation of military satellites in orbit

The United States intends to place a new constellation of military satellites in orbit. The contract for the manufacture of spacecraft was awarded to the American corporation Lockheed Martin. This is stated in a statement by the US Department of Defense.


According to the Pentagon, Lockheed Martin will create a constellation of defense satellites in low Earth orbit. The contract for this has already been signed, it is reported that the corporation has received $ 187,5 million for this purpose. Specific information about the purpose of the spacecraft has not been disclosed, except that all satellites of the constellation will be able to keep in constant communication with each other.

Also, the creation of this constellation of satellites in orbit will be dealt with by York Space Systems, which received a contract worth $ 94 million. This American company is known for its development of small and middle class spacecraft. Basically, the company offers products based on its S-Class platform, which allows the creation of spacecraft with a total payload mass of up to 85 kg, equipped with a three-axis stabilization system.

The total number of satellites in the new constellation is not named, but it is known that the first 10 spacecraft should be sent into space in 2022.

The satellites will be produced both in the United States and at the company's facilities in Germany, Canada and Spain.
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  1. Thrifty
    Thrifty 1 September 2020 08: 44 New
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    The loch kid has a very strong lobby, they row contracts in batches. I am confident that Russia will create cheaper countermeasures by the time this satellite grouping is deployed.
    1. KAV
      KAV 1 September 2020 08: 49 New
      +1
      Again, nobody is allowed, but the United States can. All you need to know about them. And then they will again vidose that our terrible satellites frighten their peaceful military companions and do not allow peaceful military operations.
      1. Ilya-spb
        Ilya-spb 1 September 2020 08: 53 New
        +3
        To paraphrase a famous anecdote:

        - how are we going to remove all this space debris?)))
    2. Sefevi2020
      Sefevi2020 1 September 2020 08: 49 New
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      Quote: Thrifty
      I am confident that Russia will create cheaper countermeasures by the time

      Why waste money? No better in Cuba, one Yars or Poplar M. That's it! Then let the whole galaxy be mastered
      1. Grandfather
        Grandfather 1 September 2020 09: 56 New
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        with 500, for example, with a special filling, it will reset the "satellite constellation", the whole, and ours, too, of course, there will be a war, an ordinary one, which means that tanks are needed both planes and personnel.
  2. Sefevi2020
    Sefevi2020 1 September 2020 08: 47 New
    +1
    Again, radishes are pulling everyone into a war race.
  3. Nikolay Ivanov_5
    Nikolay Ivanov_5 1 September 2020 09: 01 New
    0
    Well, what kind of bastards are they? How much can you shit? We intend to further litter the orbit of our planet.
    1. Sefevi2020
      Sefevi2020 1 September 2020 09: 06 New
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      Quote: Nikolai Ivanov_5
      We intend to further litter the orbit of our planet.

      I am concerned about something else. What kind of infection they can bring from space to earth. This is much more dangerous.
      1. Nikolay Ivanov_5
        Nikolay Ivanov_5 1 September 2020 09: 08 New
        +1
        I do not see a threat, since the infection from space often falls and most of it burns up in the atmosphere. And life on our planet was carried by meteorites.
      2. sergo1914
        sergo1914 1 September 2020 09: 22 New
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        Quote: Sefevi2020
        Quote: Nikolai Ivanov_5
        We intend to further litter the orbit of our planet.

        I am concerned about something else. What kind of infection they can bring from space to earth. This is much more dangerous.



        The series of films "Alien" and "Predator" will answer your question.
  4. g1washntwn
    g1washntwn 1 September 2020 09: 06 New
    0
    Military Versions of OneWeb or Starlink as Backup GPS? So far, everything looks like clogging of orbits so that then something shock or anti-satellite can be pushed into this swarm on the sly.
  5. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 1 September 2020 09: 18 New
    -2
    Will the S-500 reach them? Then let them start ... laughing
  6. sergo1914
    sergo1914 1 September 2020 09: 21 New
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    Grouping several buckets of bolts and nuts solves the issue.
    1. SovAr238A
      SovAr238A 1 September 2020 19: 48 New
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      Quote: sergo1914
      Grouping several buckets of bolts and nuts solves the issue.

      And if in the opposite direction?
      Will American bolts and nuts resolve the issue of having Russian satellites?
      What will you say then?