Cosmic Clash: The Nightmare Scenario For An Arms Race In Space

Kamikaze satellites, orbital lasers, and anti-satellite missiles — these are just some of the weapons being developed in an arms race to militarize space. Concerned about the vulnerability of Western satellites, NATO leaders have approved a new space defense strategy. But what would a conflict in the cosmos actually look like?

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