Will there be a war in space?

Space warfare in fiction is thus sub-genre and theme of science fiction, where it is portrayed with a range of realism and plausibility. As of 2022, no actual warfare is known to have taken place in space, though a number of tests and demonstrations have been performed.
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When space war start?

On April 12, 1961, the USSR surprised the world by launching Yuri Gagarin into a single, 108-minute orbit around the Earth in a craft called Vostok 1.
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Will there be weapons in space?

Article IV of the Outer Space Treaty requires States party not to place nuclear or mass destruction weapons in Earth orbit, not to install such weapons on celestial bodies and not to station them in outer space. Testing any weapons on celestial bodies is also forbidden.
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Is space war inevitable?

Conflict is not inevitable. The world depends on the smooth functioning of thousands of satellites that whirl over our heads. Without them, there would be no high-speed data flow or GPS positional data, and billions of dollars of economic activity would grind to a halt.
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How do you win in space war?

Spacewar! is considered the first popular interactive video game and it was developed in MIT. Two players compete against each other by piloting a space craft equipped with photon torpedoes. The winner is the player who destroys the opponent more times.
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What If There Was War In Space?

Is space warfare illegal?

Kinetic bombardment

Another theorized use involves the extension of conventional weaponry into orbit for deployment against ground targets. Though international treaties ban the deployment of nuclear missiles outside the atmosphere, other categories of weapons are largely unregulated.
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Can Russia destroy U.S. satellites?

If Russia can destroy its own satellite, “you can bet that they can destroy an American satellite, military or commercial,” said Lt. Gen. Nina Armagno, director of staff of the U.S. Space Force.
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What will war in space be like?

A future space war won't look like "Star Wars." Instead, according to a new essay in The Conversation by a pair of British physics and space researchers, it'll be almost imperceptible on the planet's surface — yet potentially deadly to Earth-based infrastructure.
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Which countries have space weapons?

In March 2019, India tested its ASAT system, destroying its own spacecraft. It proudly proclaimed that it had joined the “elite club of space powers.” Other nations such as Iran, North Korea and Pakistan have demonstrated space-weapon capabilities or a desire to expand them.
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Is space weaponized?

Space is already weaponized by dual-use robotic spacecraft serving as weapons to disable our satellites, said Brian Chow, an independent policy analyst with over 25 years' experience as a senior physical scientist specializing in space and national security.
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What are rods of God?

The "rods from god" idea was a bundle of telephone-pole-size (20 feet long, 1 foot in diameter) tungsten rods, dropped from orbit, reaching a speed of up to 10 times the speed of sound. The rod itself would penetrate hundreds of feet into the Earth, destroying any potential hardened bunkers or secret underground sites.
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Does America have a secret weapon?

The U.S. military already has several rudimentary anti-space weapons. The U.S. Navy, for instance, has the SM-3, a missile originally designed to shoot down incoming ballistic missile warheads. Ballistic missile warheads briefly travel the same general route as satellites in low-Earth orbit.
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Can the US block a nuclear missile?

The answer, experts said, is not a very effective one. The US only has a limited ability to destroy an incoming nuclear intercontinental ballistic missile, a study released last month by the American Physical Society concluded.
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Are nuclear weapons in space?

While space currently is free of nuclear weapons, it is stocked with satellites that spy and guide weapons systems on Earth. These satellites, in turn, have long been considered strategic targets. The United States, Russia, China, and India have all tested antisatellite missiles.
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Who controls space?

There is no claim for sovereignty in space; no nation can “own” space, the Moon or any other body. Weapons of mass destruction are forbidden in orbit and beyond, and the Moon, the planets, and other celestial bodies can only be used for peaceful purposes.
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Would missiles work in space?

Outer space has since been used as an operating location for military spacecraft such as imaging and communications satellites, and some ballistic missiles pass through outer space during their flight.
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Can nuclear bombs explode in space?

Finally, regarding the long-term effects of a nuclear weapon detonating in space, that radioactive material falling into the atmosphere isn't going anywhere. In fact, it dissipates and spreads around the entire planet.
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Can we colonize space?

There are yet no plans for building space colonies by any large-scale organization, either government or private. However, many proposals, speculations, and designs for space settlements have been made through the years, and a considerable number of space colonization advocates and groups are active.
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Can missiles be fired from space?

China Can Station, Launch Nuclear Missiles From Space Without Fear Of Being Intercepted – US Official Suggests. China's latest nuclear-capable hypersonic weapon system is orbital in nature and may stay in space for a long period of time, according to a senior US Space Force official.
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What will future war look like?

The future of warfare will be shaped by new technologies such as: the role of ever-smaller drones and robots on the battlefield; offensive cyber war capabilities; extraordinary surveillance capabilities, both on the battlefield and of particular individuals; greater reliance on Special Operations Forces operating in ...
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Should space be weaponized?

Effects on arms control and nuclear disarmament

The weaponization of space will destroy strategic balance and stability, undermine international and national security, and disrupt existing arms control instruments, in particular those related to nuclear weapons and missiles.
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How strong is NATO compared to Russia?

The collective military capabilities of the 30 countries that make up NATO outnumber Russia in terms of aircraft, at 20,723 to 4,173, and in naval power, with 2,049 military ships, to 605. Russia's ground combat vehicle capacity is more competitive, however, with 12,420 units, to 14,682.
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How did Russia get so much land?

During his long reign, Ivan nearly doubled the already large Russian territory by annexing the three Tatar khanates: Kazan and Astrakhan along the Volga, and the Khanate of Sibir in southwestern Siberia. Ultimately, by the end of the 16th century, Russia expanded east of the Ural Mountains.
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Does the US have Asats?

Although no ASAT system has yet been utilised in warfare, a few countries (China, India, Russia, and the United States) have successfully shot down their own satellites to demonstrate their ASAT capabilities in a show of force.
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