Area Pressure is slowly spinning up.
Army.com reports that the latest U.S. army department, established in late 2019, has now created a unit devoted to “orbital warfare” — and whereas it’s certainly not prepared for dogfights within the vacuum of house, the unit has even been assigned an experimental spaceship.
It’s not precisely a TIE fighter or X-Wing from the “Star Wars” franchise, however The Drive reported last week that the Area Pressure is now in control of the experimental X-37B spacecraft.
The X-37B, beforehand beneath the management of the Air Pressure, is a secretive uncrewed spaceplane that’s been flying house missions since 2010. There’s even been speculation that it might have already carried and even examined weapon programs into orbit.
It’ll almost definitely be a very long time earlier than we see something approaching sci-fi house fight — and even then, they’ll most likely be extremely slow paced.
However the U.S. army’s push to make use of orbit as a warfighting area — alongside different world powers together with India, Russia, and France — is each an inexorable slog towards that actuality and an ominous repudiation of the custom of house as a peaceable scientific zone.
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