LinuxCon: Dragons and penguins in space
Posted Sep 21, 2012 1:42 UTC (Fri) by khim
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Simple Solar power can move rocks around. Ion drives don't have much thrust, but are very efficient over a long timeframe.
Right. But we are talking about military operations here. They may be planned in advance but should be executed quickly and without warning. "Attack" which takes months and can be disrupted at any time is not of much interest to military.
In both cases offense is easy, defense is hard and nobody with the capability has been willing to sacrifice their space assets to knock out someone else's.
Sorry, but no. Situation with space is direct opposite to the situation with nukes. Offense is hard, defense is [relatively] easy as both China and US show us. That's why a lot of countries are trying to create nukes but not a lot are trying to bring ion drives to the military operations.
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