China to Militarize Space 'for Peace'

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    Both the USSR and the USA planned to and then later abandoned plans to militarize space as it was too impractical, costly and grandiose, however those are the very same things the CCP likes to do. This i fear gentlemen is not going to end well!
     
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    The soviet space weapons program POLYUS

    The USSR was the only country to actually launch a space battle station called SKIF under project POLYUS.Some info below on the same
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    Article Number: 17F19DM. Code Name: Skif-DM. Class: Military. Type: ASAT. Destination: Space Station Orbit. Nation: Russia. Manufacturer: Chelomei.
    The Polyus military testbed was put together on a crash basis as an answer to America's Star Wars program. It was built around a surplus TKS manned spacecraft and was meant to test prototype ASAT and Star Wars defense systems. It failed to reach orbit, but it had succeeded, it would have been the core module of a new Mir-2 space station. Its mere presence could have decisively changed the shape of the Cold War in its final months.

    In 1985, it became clear that the Energia launch vehicle would be ready for launch before the Buran space shuttle that was its intended payload. Therefore Ministry of General Machine Building (MOM) issued a resolution ordering the launch of Energia with a mock-up of a spacecraft in the 100 metric ton class. In July 1985 General Designer D A Polukhin called together his workers and noted that MOM Minister O D Baklanov had given them the assignment of producing a 100 metric ton 'functional mockup' satellite by September 1986. It would normally take five years to develop such a spacecraft, and they had only one year - therefore it would have to be greatly simplified. The systems in development for the next generation of spacecraft at that time consisted only of equipment items in test configuration. KB Salyut had a range of spacecraft in production, including the 20-metric ton TKS manned logistics vehicle. The Skif-D 100-metric ton space platform was only in the design and drawing stage. The bureau proposed to create a spacecraft from a test stand version of the TKS mated to a mock-up built to the Skif-D drawings. Several modules and subsystems were also borrowed from the Buran. Major subcontractors included NPO Elektropribor, NPO Radiopribor, NPO Digital Mechanics, NIIMASh, KBKhM, and the Progress Factory. On 19 August 1985, MOM issued the detailed schedule for the spacecraft's completion. The Skif-D and all subsystems were delivered to Baikonur in August 1986. From August 1986 to January 1987 the Skif-DM underwent integration and final tests at the space centre.

    The Polyus testbed contained means of defense against both ASAT weapons and beam weapons, though according to Kornilov's article these were only meant to conduct approach and docking tests. A cannon was mounted on Polyus to defend against ASAT weapons. An optical sighting system for the defensive cannon was included in addition to a sighting radar. By this means hostile ASAT weapons could be tracked without generating traceable signals. Experiments to check the efficiency of barium clouds in diffusing particle beams were also to have been conducted with Polyus.

    The spacecraft was about 37 meters in length, 4.1 meters in diameter and weighed about 80 metric tons.

    Polyus Chronology
    1986 July 1 - Polyus mock-up delivered to Baikonur - Launch Vehicle: Energia.
    A Polyus mock-up was delivered by the Krunichev Factory to Baikonur Cosmodrome, for tests of the Polyus/Energia interface. The spacecraft was about 37 meters in length, 4.1 meters in diameter and weighed about 80 metric tons.
    1987 May 15 - Polyus - Program: Buran. Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: LC250. Launch Vehicle: Energia. FAILURE: No orbital insertion due to failure of the FGB attitude control system (Energia performed perfectly). Partial Failure.
    Due to delays in completion of the enormous static test facility at Baikonur, which could test the entire Energia vehicle stack, it was decided to launch the vehicle without the verification the tests would provide. The launch of 6SL was planned for 11 May 1987 at 21:30 Moscow time. It was delayed five days when a leak was detected in the Block 3A electrical distribution section, then by another hour due to a fault LH2 thermostat. The launch vehicle performed successfully, but the Polyus payload failed to inject itself into orbit due to a guidance system failure. Additional Details: Polyus.
     
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    China to Militarize Space 'for Peace'

    !!!!! Great news "peace" finally!


    :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
     
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    "Only power could protect peace"

    "Power" is a bad translation for what the general said. He was saying if you want to protect peace in space you need to have "CAPABILITY" to do it.

    If you don't have the viable means or capability to protect peaceful use of space the protection is an empty word.
     

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