space defense


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space defense

[′spās di‚fens]
(ordnance)
All measures designed to reduce or nullify the effectiveness of hostile acts by vehicles (including missiles) while in space.
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Despite some discussions on space defense, most of the Council's actions so far have been directed toward civil regulatory reform and space traffic management (STM).
When I traveled last month to a space conference in Colorado Springs with Air Force Chief of Staff David Goldfein and Secretary Heather Wilson, they dismissed any suggestion that their service's control of space defense might be challenged.
Senate Democratic Leader Tom Daschle of South Dakota has described-the Bush space defense plan as "the single dumbest thing I've heard so far in this administration." Guenther would argue that Daschle is being kind.
11, called the lack of space defense ''an attractive candidate for a space Pearl Harbor'' -- a reference to Japan's sneak attack on Hawaii in December 1941.
A newly-completed Space Defense Operations Center (SPADOC) Block 4 upgrade at the Cheyenne Mountain Complex is expected to greatly enchance US ability to rapidly detect and assess space-based threats.
One reason Ronald Reagan's vision of a space defense has seemed so dangerous is that any space weapon capable of destroying a rocket in its boost phase would also be capable of launching a surprise attack on an unprepared enemy.
He said the Defense Minister ordered a fresh round of drills early Monday that involve space defense forces, long-range and transport aviation, as well as combined air and anti-missile defense forces of Russia's Western Military District.
The plan will also allow the Pentagon to practice using key parts of its space defense apparatus.