China a Step ahead of US in Development of Space Quick Response System
Launch of a small solid carrier rocket by the US
Chinanews.com reports: At 1237 hours Beijing Time September 25, 2013, China used Kuaizhou (quick-vessel) small carrier rocket to launch Satillite Kuaizhou 1 smoothly into its preset orbit. (Comment by Shen Ze, special military commentator of huanqiu.com: The photo shows the launching of a small solid carrier rocket by the US. Foreign media believes that the Kuaizhou small carrier rocket launched by China is similar to that in the photo.)
Satellite Kuaizhou 1 will mainly be used for emergency disaster monitoring and information support for disaster rescue and relief. Its user is the National Remote Sensing Center of China’s Ministry of Science and Technology.
In future space war, once our satellite is destroyed by the enemy, we can promptly replace the lost satellite through the quick response satellite launch system and turn the adverse situation into a favorable one in theater. Analysts say that Kuaizhou small carrier rocket is a part of the new generation of space quick response battle system that China is developing. At present, only two countries China and the US are developing systems like that.
Space quick response battle system is mainly used in the quick launch of satellites or anti-satellite weapons. The successful launch this time marked China’s victory in its competition with the US to become the first country that has tested a complete quick response space vessel with integration of launch of satellite and rocket. It is of great strategic significance.
In 2002, in order to achieve world hegemony and control the space, the US began to develop its space quick response system so as to turn the above-mentioned combat imagination into reality. In 2013, China’s official media also began to disclose times and again similar battle system. Certainly, other countries lack the technological and economic strength to do so. No wonder, some media believe that the competition between China and the US for monopoly of space superiority will thoroughly change world military situation because in the 21st century, the one who controls the space will have the initiative.
At present, due to various reasons, the US has not implemented its quick response satellite system that DARPA was the first to have the idea of though it has already launched some static satellite systems and small solid rockets. However, there has been no record of US launch of a complete integrated system of launch rocket and satellite. China’s test commenced a new era in the history of human warfare.
Source: Huanqiu.com “China launched its Kuaizhou system: first maneuver of its space quick respond vessel” (excerpts translated from Chinese by Chan Kai Yee)
Dan era perang bintang pun segera dimulai