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The one area where China has displayed openness, honesty and transparency is in their Space Program where there is a military application and objective. So much so that even the Russians have refused to work with them.

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@Awa no Gaijin

The U.S. has also demonstrated its abilities to take out other countries' satellites and has established the world's only independent space force whose mission includes, 'acquiring military space systems, maturing the military doctrine for space power, and organizing space forces.'

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Well, US, Russia and China are all members of the Outer Space Treaty, forbidding the use of weapons of mass destruction to be mounted on satellites.

China is accelerating launches of satellites for military use

Well, US is currently world no. 1 when it comes to military satellites, and they want to keep that position.

Let's reiterate: US want to keep their position as world no. one when it comes to military power.

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Surely it is showing the beginnings of hubris to mention “space domain awareness” when the US has been one of the most aggressive and violent countries in the world to date?

It is pretty obvious that humans do not control any domain in space and nor will we

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Japan ,pie in the sky,what happened to the last satellite

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Space domain ?

Nobody owns space.

The way the military uses it does not imply ownership. A domain is an operating environment, which can be physical such as air, space, sea surface, land surface, etc, or it can be something like the electromagnetic spectrum or perhaps the infrared or other optical spectrum. It is closer to the mathematical definition of a domain in set theory.

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Surely it is showing the beginnings of hubris to mention “space domain awareness” when the US has been one of the most aggressive and violent countries in the world to date?

It is pretty obvious that humans do not control any domain in space and nor will we

It is not so much about controlling space as it is knowing what is up there and what the stuff that is up there can do. Most military organizations that have the technical capability to track satellites in space go to great pains to not do certain things when they know a satellite is overhead to witness whatever it is they are doing. Tarps get thrown over stuff, stuff is rolled back into warehouses or hangers, etc. If an adversary has something up there than can mess with your communications for example it is good to know that so you can take the necessary precautions or employ countermeasures.

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Awa no GaijinMar. 19  10:17 am JST

United States to strengthen space domain awareness

Space domain ?

Nobody owns space.

And besides the US military and NASA claim space starts at 12 miles below the Karman line whilst the rest of the world doesn't !

> Obviously the USA space force as a branch of the US Military is definitely not an independent organization.

The idea of it as a military branch is a Trumpian/Orwellian lie. The USN and USAF have always had van Astronaut Corps. and the Space Farce is a totalitarian joke made by an egomaniacal dictator. He says 'blue is pink'.

Or if your trying to say SpaceX is a spaceforce is also incorrect because SpaceX isn't military or focused on weaponizing.

No it isn't. And NASA handles the US space exploration, all of it.

maturing the military doctrine for space power, and organizing

No no no !

The USA has decided that outerspace is defined as starting 12 miles below the Karman line which is hardly mature to challenge the international agreed space boundaries.

U.S is determined to keep telling the rest of the world how it should act -however look at the USA and its problems !

The USA for the most part is the posterchild for how not to act.

The US has reached its rock bottom by all these totalitarian lies. It's going to take a LONG time to remerge from the fascist era we just had.

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Sorry but NASA and the spaceforce haven't demonstrated any space superiority and in reality they are playing catch-up with Russia and China as has always been the case !

Neither the Russians nor the Chinese can claim to have accomplished the kinds of technically demanding missions to Mars and the outer planets NASA JPL has successfully accomplished over the past decades. Neither Russia nor China have spacecraft that have left the solar system for deep space like Voyager I and II. China hasn't put anything on the surface of Venus yet. China doesn't have anything even remotely close to the Hubble and James Webb space telescopes. China doesn't have anything orbiting the Sun like NASA has. Neither China nor Russia have put anyone on the Moon either. So how exactly are they so far advanced of the US? Sounds like a fevered fanboi fantasy fueled by wishful thinking and not informed by fact.

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