The United States has set up a special force to be responsible for the space “orbital war”

According to US media reports, in order to continuously strengthen the capability of space combat, the US space force recently established a special force responsible for space “orbital warfare”, named “space delta team 9”. And in the future, the U.S. military’s X-37B aerospace aircraft program will also be included in its command system. What kind of mission is this “orbital warfare” force responsible for? What kind of impact will its existence have on the world situation? Recently, according to the US magazine website, the US space force has established “space delta 9 team” on the basis of the air force 750th combat brigade. Its headquarters are at Shriver air force base, Colorado. Its main task is to prepare, deploy and protect designated and affiliated forces, so as to deter and defeat orbital threats if necessary Launch protective and defensive military operations and provide response options for national decision-making authorities. < p > < p > < p > < p > “space delta 9” has four units, namely the 1st combat Squadron, the 3rd combat Squadron, the 750th Combat Support Squadron and the 1st task force. According to the current announcement, combat squadron 1 is responsible for the operation of space-based surveillance satellites including space-based space surveillance system, advanced technology risk reduction system, combat responsive space-5 satellite and geosynchronous space situational awareness program. The third combat squadron is responsible for the operation of the National Defense Satellite Communication System No. 3 satellite, broadband global satellite communication system, etc. The 750th Combat Support Squadron is responsible for daily training, intelligence support and other support tasks. This “space delta 9 team” has just been established, and it has attracted the attention of various media since it was founded. We can see that its mission involves a new term “orbital warfare”. What exactly does this orbit mean? In addition, the equipment used by this orbital warfare force is all satellites with various functions. What are the considerations of the United States in choosing them as weapons? Let’s listen to the analysis of Wang Mingming, a military expert. What is orbit? Generally speaking, it is the homestead of spacecraft of a country or international organization in outer space. Many orbits in outer space, especially near earth space, are relatively close to the earth. In this space, there are more and more spacecraft. In other words, there are fewer and fewer rail resources for homesteads. Therefore, if countries want to carry out space activities, they usually have to apply to international organizations, mainly the International Radio Union, for frequency and orbit. Therefore, orbital resources are in fact a very important right of a country or an international organization in space activities. Therefore, it is obvious if the word “orbit” is added with a word of war. This is a kind of military confrontation around the orbital resources, or the spacecraft in orbit. < / P > < p > the first combat unit is responsible for the control of the so-called space-based space surveillance satellites. What’s this for? Satellites watch satellites. It looks at other people’s satellites. < / P > < p > then it also hosts a satellite called combat rapid response 5, which is a small satellite. What is quick response? I send it at any time during the war. It’s not big, it’s small. < / P > < p > I go to see the satellite from space, so that it can see more accurately than the ground. Its several surveillance satellites claim to be in orbit more than a centimeter of objects, it can see. Its combat response satellite 5 scans the high earth orbit 15 times a day. Other people’s satellites are in motion. They stare at each other’s eyes, which is a great influence and interference on other countries. In addition to the U.S. air force taking over the first day of the “37P >, the U.S. Air Force also took over the air force’s first satellite mission. The X-37B space unmanned aerial vehicle is only a quarter of the size of an ordinary space shuttle, but it has amazing speed and strong reconnaissance and attack potential. This unmanned aerial vehicle has been shrouded in a mysterious aura since its launch. The US military has rarely disclosed its mission and whereabouts. Let’s learn about its space missions through a short film. The X-37B space UAV is a reusable space plane developed by Boeing company of the United States. It is launched into space by rocket. It is the first aircraft that can not only fly in the orbit of earth satellite, but also enter the atmosphere. After the mission, it can return to the ground automatically. Therefore, it is also considered as the embryonic form of future space fighter. On April 23, 2010, the first X-37B was successfully launched from the launch pad of Cape Canaveral Air Force Base in Florida for the first flight test. However, the U.S. Air Force did not disclose the specific purpose of the aircraft, nor did it specify the items carried in the flight. < / P > < p > on March 5, 2011, the second X-37B orbital test vehicle, carrying the cosmos-5 carrier rocket, was successfully launched at Cape Canaveral Air Force Base in Florida, USA, and successfully returned to earth on June 16, 2012. < / P > < p > subsequently, the X-37B carried out three more missions in December 2012, may 2015, and September 2017, and its stay in earth orbit has become longer and longer: from 224 days and 468 days at the beginning to 675 days, 717 days and 780 days later. < / P > < p > in May this year, the X-37B unmanned aerial vehicle took off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Base in Florida and began its sixth flight mission. Unlike the previous five, the test flight was completed by the newly established space force. < / P > < p > from R & D to now, the X-37B Aerospace unmanned aircraft has been controversial, among which some people believe that it is actually a space fighter. Previously, the U.S. Department of defense once had the strategic concept of “a fast global strike to attack any target on the earth within two hours”. With the emergence of the X-37B, an aerospace unmanned aircraft, the United States thinks that it will become a global strike platform. Then, can the X-37B Aerospace unmanned aircraft realize the US military’s strategic vision? < p > < p > military expert Wang Mingming’s analysis: the United States is now building a set of strike system and tactics system to attack the whole world from the whole world and from the sky, which is called global instant rapid attack, or conventional instant rapid attack. That is, within one to two hours, fire can be fired from any point to strike any target in the world. So the X-37B should also have such a potential. Some hypersonic missiles it is developing now are such global instant strike weapons. What’s different is that those weapons are launched from the ground and rely on hypersonic operation to achieve the purpose of rapid attack. The biggest advantage of X-37B is that it doesn’t need to be launched from the ground. It has been in space for a long time. It’s going straight down, so it’s probably more timely. So it has such potential. < / P > < p > of course, judging from the X-37B itself, if it wants to strike the ground target, it may be a little small, and it can’t carry too large bombs. But we say that if we magnify this principle, as an orbital bomber, this possibility exists. < p > < p > in recent years, the United States has continuously strengthened its anti satellite combat capability. The establishment of the “orbital warfare” force is the latest measure of the United States to promote the militarization of space. As early as 2018, U.S. President trump ordered the U.S. Department of defense to start the formation of the space force, which also made the space force the sixth service of the U.S. armed forces. On December 20, 2019, U.S. President trump signed the defense authorization act for fiscal year 2020 at a ceremony held at Andrews Air Force base, Maryland. The bill agreed to set up the space force as the sixth largest military service in the United States, and required the Pentagon to carry out reforms to improve efficiency and enhance interaction and cooperation with the field of scientific and technological innovation. According to the act, the former U.S. Air Force Space Command was renamed space force. About 16000 of the 3400 officers, 6200 soldiers and some civilian staff of the U.S. Air Force have been transferred into the space force sequence. < / P > < p > although the space force has brought infinite reverie to the Americans, it has also brought a lot of confusion. On the evening of January 17, 2020 local time, the U.S. space force posted photos and service marks of the uniform on its twitter account. The uniform bears a four-star military rank and carries a space operations command badge. Although the space force’s work is done in the sky, they still use traditional camouflage patterns, so the uniform without the theme of the universe has also caused controversy on social media. < / P > < p > 11 months after its establishment, the US space force has absorbed the space resources of the air force, army and other traditional forces. According to the US military website on November 2, the U.S. space force will welcome its first astronaut, who is from NASA. He will be officially transferred to the US space force on the international space station this month. With the first astronauts joining, the first recruits enlisting, the first space force being dispatched, and so on, the U.S. space force is gradually moving forward from the derided paper force to the combat force. With the help of the United States, there has been a wave of militarization of space around the world. In May this year, the first space force of Japan’s air self defense force, the “space corps”, was established and will cooperate with the United States. In 2019, France also announced the establishment of a space military command to further speed up the development of space military and deal with possible conflicts in space in the future. Russia also incorporated the space defense forces into the air force sequence as early as 2015 to avoid being marginalized in a new round of strategic competition. As mentioned above, the military forces of many countries in the world are competing to enter the space field. It can be said that a new round of arms race against space has begun quietly. How will such an arms race affect the current and future world situation? Wang Mingming, a military expert: when we talk about this kind of space arms race or space competition, it is closely related to the international pattern and the competition among big powers. The emergence of space armaments was the cold war between the United States and the Soviet Union. Now we say that there is a pattern of big country competition again. < / P > < p > it is closely integrated with such an upgrading trend of space militarization that we are seeing now. Then the Americans took the lead in setting up the space force, which should be said to have played a provocative role in militarizing, even weaponizing, and even militarizing the entire space. It is certainly a great danger to the peace of the whole world. Wang Mingming, a military expert: let’s talk about delta team 9 today. It is to establish a kind of expansion of its original advantage in space, even the superiority of hegemony. It will increase the instability in space. Now the satellite spaceships of various countries are opposite in space. We say that they will operate there according to their respective homesteads. You’ve got a mobile thing, and you’re running around, which is particularly prone to misjudgment. You can come close to see, you get close to other people’s satellites, you want to see other people, this is not a provocation? Therefore, at least from these two perspectives, what it is doing now is definitely bringing about a new kind of harm to the peace of the whole world