New York – :The United States is preparing to deploy a series of spy satellites aimed at monitoring the space activities of China and Russia. These satellites will focus on detecting and preventing any attempts to destroy or interfere with other objects in orbit. Positioned approximately 35,400 km above Earth, this satellite network is called Silent Barker.
Silent Barker will be the first network of its kind to connect ground-based sensors with low-orbit satellites. Its purpose is to provide the United States with valuable insights into space operations. In response to recent developments where Russia and China have demonstrated capabilities to remove or destroy satellites, the United States has made the decision to launch these spy satellites.
According to a report by Bloomberg, the Space Force, responsible for constructing the satellite, has stated that Silent Barker will issue warnings related to threats approaching America’s critical systems. Additionally, it will continuously track objects and other satellites in space to promptly identify potential dangers. The launch of Silent Barker satellites is scheduled for July.
The specific launch date will be announced 30 days in advance through social media channels. The Director of National Intelligence’s Annual Threat Report for this year highlighted China’s possession of weapons capable of targeting satellites belonging to other countries, including the United States. The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has developed these weapons as part of their military operations.