The head of NASA explained the need for the creation of the space forces of the United States
MOSCOW, 27 Jun — RIA Novosti. The head of NASA Jim Breidenstein said in an interview with the Washington Examiner that the cosmic forces of the United States is necessary to protect GPS against attacks and in emergency situations to ensure the smooth operation of the us banking sector and energy systems.
According to Bridenstine, the launch of satellites from the system will constitute an “existential threat”, so the cosmic forces of the United States is needed more than ever.
The head of NASA explained this with the example of the banking sector and energy supply. “For every Bank transaction requires a timing signal from the GPS. In other words, if there is no GPS in the U.S. will not be the banking system. Everyone will stop work,” he said.
Similar situation will occur with energy supply in the United States, as the flow of electricity in power grids is also regulated by the clock signal of the satellite system.
Breidenstein noted that depending on the satellite systems are also areas such as communication, navigation, production of food and energy, security and defense. According to him, opponents of the United States are building the capacity to deprive them of access to space.
“If they do, they can put this country to its knees,” he added.
He noted that NASA fully supports the creation of the space forces of the United States, but does not participate in their formation.
Earlier, U.S. President Donald trump has set the task to allocate military-space forces as a separate type of troops and called for the dominance in this region. According to the head of the White house, the United States aimed at leadership in space and does not intend to “trail” for Russia and China.
According to the defense budget for the 2019 fiscal year, which begins October 1, 2018, the missile defense Agency of the United States, included in the Pentagon would soon begin work on the deployment in space systems of tracking and interception of ballistic missiles. According to the document, development and implementation of a “sustainable space sensory architecture” needs to be completed by December 31, 2022, and interceptors may be deployed later.