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Competing in Space: Space-Based Weapons
This image was created for the Space-Based Weapons section of the Competing in Space unclassified report, depicting space-based antisatellite systems that target other space systems. Concepts for space-based antisatellite systems vary widely and include designs to deliver a spectrum of reversible and nonreversible counterspace effects. These concepts span from simple interceptors to complex space robotics systems, and can include kinetic kill vehicles, radiofrequency jammers, lasers, chemical sprayers, high-power microwaves, and robotic mechanisms.