How China became a threat to American property! America is monitoring the space activities of Dragon
Beijing. Amid rapidly accumulating debris in low Earth orbit, the United States is closely monitoring Chinese activities that could potentially threaten American assets in space. The head of America’s military mission in space said this on Friday. US Space Command Army Commander General James Dickinson welcomed the overwhelming passage of a resolution at the United Nations that stipulates that countries will not test direct-flying anti-satellite systems that would massively destroy space. By creating debris, they threaten the existence of satellites and space stations.
Of the four countries that have tested such an anti-satellite system, only the US voted in favor of the proposal. While China and Russia opposed the resolution, India abstained. In a telephonic conversation with reporters in Asia, General Dickinson said, “We cannot continue to increase the amount of space debris. Most of the debris is in critical low Earth orbit, which has become very crowded and a hotbed of competition and conflict.”
He said the number of objects in space is increasing rapidly and even small pieces of metal can pose a threat. Dickinson said the US Space Command is currently monitoring more than 48,000 objects in near-Earth orbit, including satellites, telescopes, space stations and debris of all sizes. He told that three years ago the number of such items was around 25 thousand. In 2003, China became the third country in the world after the US and the former Soviet Union to send humans into space.
Since then its human space program has grown rapidly. In 2007, China faced a lot of international criticism for conducting an unannounced test of a missile to blow up one of its defunct satellites in space. Due to this test, a large amount of debris was spread in space, which still remains a threat. Dickinson said, “Beijing perceives that space is an important factor not only for its economy and the global economy, but also for the military sector.
In such a situation, when it is continuously increasing its space capabilities, then we are keeping a very close watch on its activities. Taiwan is fast emerging as a potential center of conflict between the two countries amid rising tensions between the US and China over the South China Sea and trade and technology. In addition, the Pentagon last week released the annual China Security Report, which warned that Beijing could have 1,500 nuclear warheads by 2035 and did not specify how it plans to use these weapons. intends to
Dickinson said China is “building capabilities that actually threaten most of our assets in space.” He said Russia’s war against Ukraine has also shown that space is a “conflict center that needs to be protected”. This is a role that the US Space Command is taking very seriously.