Russia says U.S. may threaten Russia’s X-37B X-37 satellite, or the development of Chomsky
Data for: parked on the ground of the X-37B Air Force spent 10 years developing the new” space fighter “X-37B.
plans to fly nine months
day delay due to bad weather, U.S. Eastern time at 17:46 on the 5th, a “A Truss “X-37B launch vehicle equipped with a launch. Flight test specific confidential.
X-37B flight time of the planned nine-month flight test specific confidential. X-37B ground and from space and can be reused.
United States last year launched the first aircraft X-37B, running 224 days, on December 3 last year, return to the ground. According to the U.S. Air Force said, once put into use, this aircraft can perform space surveillance, satellite repair task. Some military analysts believe that this aircraft is actually a “space fighter”, with the ability to destroy enemy satellites.
experts say, X-37B space plane in 2003, “Columbia” space shuttle explosion space launch the most anticipated one in nearly 20 years of development, the U.S. government invested a total of billion dollars. Although the X-37B is only a small spacecraft, but it is one of the U.S. military secrets to the highest level.
X-37B took off to Russia really is not a small touch, some Russian experts to build the space as a hegemonic United States sign. Russian Space Forces Commander recent interview with Russian media that Russia is also developing similar technology.
Russia similar to the X-37 development platform, is to reverse the disadvantage in space, because the “X-37 Chomsky,” is very suitable for launch, “Glonass” satellites. British “Flight International” magazine believes that Russia may restart the former Soviet Union, “blizzard” project, because the “blizzard” of the design and size similar to the United States space shuttle.
U.S. “Christian Science Monitor,” said the majority of Russian media on the U.S. “mini-shuttle” worried. Russia believes that, X-37B may be a threat to Russia’s satellite, and may even be delivered to the space-based antimissile weapons in space, and thus a threat to Russia’s national security.
However, due to financial constraints in recent years Russia, like the space shuttle and the United States under a high field is also not easy. The X-37B’s off to Russia is likely inspiration. This reusable equipment is Russia’s appetite, it can be generally short smart launch vehicles, re-use but also cost savings, more importantly, this equipment also has military purposes, can be used to counter the increased reliance on U.S. satellite Army. So Russia is indeed possible to develop “X-37 Sharansky.”
speed: how fast to get rid of the radar
X-37B had two successful test flight. Because it is one of the top U.S. secret, but also the name of “spacecraft” signs, so outside its technology, performance and use poorly understood. But experts with the U.S. military strategic thinking and development of military technology that the trajectory analysis, X-37B of the emergence of the United States build “the world’s two hours against Circle,” an important step.
spacecraft’s power plant is actually not very complicated, is the use of rocket-propelled aircraft, rose to a certain height off the rocket, spacecraft on their own work. But his secret is that speed can quickly get the radar can not capture.
Some military observers believe that the future of military space planes that can carry tasks in the area There are several aspects: First, reconnaissance, and second air strike, then there are anti-satellite, anti-missile of this type of space operations.
because it flew so fast, not to mention other countries to intercept it, is to see are not clear, so should be able to fly the fastest 25 times the speed of sound, a military expert assessment in more than Mach 6 to 8 (currently the fastest man driving Mach 2 aircraft only), so that it can from the shackles of gravity, to fly outside the atmosphere, the Earth orbit. So fast, the existing radar technology is basically very difficult to capture it.
power: the world’s fast attack
for the X-37B’s ultimate goal, international experts have speculated. Some experts said the United States Air Force issued a long-range bombing mission, currently relies on the location of bases and targets, decided to send to B-2 stealth bombers or long-range B-52 bombers, which often takes 12-24 hours to complete the task.
and space fighter can cruise in space, but also into the atmosphere attack mission, from atmospheric effects, can be used for rapid global combat. In a single operation to destroy enemy satellites and missiles, and reconnaissance over in the theater. Zhao Tong J172
been approved “useless”
amateur astronomers that the U.S. X-37B space plane does not have the stealth capabilities, people from the ground can easily observe its trajectory.
addition, the need to return the aircraft glide long distances, and eventually landing on the runway, but also increased the likelihood of its being destroyed by the enemy. Opponents so that the machine is “useless.”