Fix Your Memory Module
 
Home
News
Products
Shop
Memory
Corporate
Contact
 

News
Industry News
Publications
CST News
Help/Support
Member Area
Tester Brochure
Demo Library
Software
Tester FAQs

biology medicine news product technology definition

Saturday, November 22, 2014
Memory Industry News
Email ArticlePrinter Format PreviousNext

Chinese to test anti-satellite missiles


Monday, January 07, 2013

China may be preparing another anti-satellite (ASAT) weapon test, according to public interest group, but the type of test and target remain unclear.

The Union of Concerned Scientists said Friday (Jan. 4) that hints of Chinese ASAT test have been circulating for months. Two previous Chinese ASAT test in 2007 and 2010 both occurred on Jan. 11. While the science group said it has been unable to confirm reports originating from inside the Chinese government, a senior analyst said the group has been told by a senior U.S. military official that “the Obama administration was very concerned about an imminent Chinese ASAT test.”

In a blog post, Gregory Kulacki also wrote: “Given these high-level administration concerns, and past Chinese practice, there seems to be a strong possibility China will conduct an ASAT test within the next few weeks. What kind of test and what the target might be is unclear.”

A 2007 test targeted an aging Chinese weather satellite. An ASAT interceptor destroyed the 1-ton satellite in low Earth orbit. The 2010 Chinese test involved a missile defense system that destroyed an object not in Earth orbit, the group said.

The U.S. destroyed a malfunctioning U.S. spy satellite in 2008 using a ship-based Standard Missile.

Among the concerns raised by ASAT tests is that they can create large fields of space debris that could collide with and damage other satellites. ASAT tests can generate large debris fields. The science group said it remains unclear what if any diplomatic steps the Obama administration might take to prevent another Chinese ASAT test.

 

By: DocMemory
Copyright © 2013 CST, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Email ArticlePrinter Format PreviousNext
Latest Industry News
China Mobile - the dominant 4G operator11/21/2014
Qualcomm to get into ARM server race11/21/2014
Consumer prices unchanged11/21/2014
Should Sony dump Playstation to favor Mobile?11/21/2014
Cray to evaluate ARM against Intel for HPC11/20/2014
Apple and Nvidia ahead on tablet bench mark11/20/2014
China and U.S pushing semiconductors forward with conbined economic power11/20/2014
Marvell rolls out mobile SOC with ideal features11/20/2014
Intel Research announced DRAM that use much less energy11/19/2014
Intel merge mobile devices with PC chip-making group11/19/2014

CST Inc. Memory Tester DDR Tester
Copyright © 1994 - 2014 CST, Inc. All Rights Reserved