Russia’s building a system to neutralize space weapons as it prepares to send a man to Mars and build a permanent moon base, President Vladimir Putin and members of his government said.Russia will have the technical means by 2030 to counteract threats from space by other countries, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said at a government meeting near the country’s new cosmodrome in the Far East today. Until then, Russia will continue to expand its orbital capabilities to monitor potential threats and prevent rocket attacks, Rogozin said.
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Meanwhile, 0bama and his worshippers are stifling/dismantling our similar national defense and space programs in their quest to make the US just another 3rd world country.
[/quote]Obama is basically opening our country to invasion. Our southern border is so porous now a recently caught illegal was quoted as saying that Obama would let him off. They are coming across with impunity and meanwhile Home Security is facilitating this and claiming they are rounding them up while the reverse is true.
Satellites for monitoring purposes are a far cry from Star Wars, there is no emulation going on. Russia has always been against the weaponisation of space and Rogozin stated that Russia will not be putting weapons up there.
“If someone suddenly allows themselves to violate the tradition of keeping the cosmos as a zone of cooperation, research, and science, without a doubt, the Russian Federation will have a technical answer, we don’t have the right to not consider this scenario.”- RIA news quoted the Vice-Premier as stating.
The VP did not specify what kind of answer this would be, but noted that Russia herself would not be putting weapons in space.
According to Rogozin, there are two obvious threats from space. The first- the use of strategic weapons. Here we must think of the creation of a perfect early warning system for rocket attacks, and the advancement of interception methods, he said. The second threat is “that, which is not yet spoken of openly”, namely “putting weapons in space”.
Russia categorically opposes this on all international platforms, the VP added.