Tournear: Nuclear ASAT attack would be a 'black swan event'

By Shelley K. Mesch / February 27, 2024 at 2:19 PM
The Space Development Agency won't change its approach to creating the Proliferated Warfighter Space Architecture in response to reports of a Russian space-based nuclear weapon, Director Derek Tournear said today. The PWSA strategy is based on proliferating tracking and data transport satellites in low-Earth orbit rather than relying on a few large satellites in medium-Earth or geosynchronous orbit. By proliferating and creating redundancy, the system is less vulnerable to point-to-point attacks, Tournear said at the Defense and Intelligence Space Conference...

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