New U.S. “Space Force” would add to already stretched defense budget

President Donald Trump’s push to establish a sixth military branchdedicated to space would probably be a lot more expensive than just extending the U.S. Air Force’s capabilities — and no doubt the nation’s largest defense contractors love that idea.

Boeing Co., Lockheed Martin Corp., Northrop Grumman Corp. and Raytheon Co. stand to gain more business from a new branch, said George Ferguson, a senior defense analyst with Bloomberg Intelligence. Spending would probably include “communication/GPS/surveillance satellites and the ability to protect ours, degrade others, launch and build satellites,” Ferguson wrote in an email.

But those companies shouldn’t get too excited yet. Any future “Space Force” spending would be modest given that it would need to compete with other big, politically protected Defense Department priorities Congress already funds. “We don’t have numbers behind how much value, but are sure it will still be less than the large programs,” such as the F-35 fighter jet, the Navy Virginia class submarines and Air Force B-21 Raider bomber, Ferguson said.

The Air Force has argued that space defense is well within its purview, and that a new branch not only isn’t necessary, but could dilute current efforts to extend American military might into space.

The idea for an independent effort dates to early 2017 when House members led by Representative Mike Rogers, an Alabama Republican, began a new round of advocacy for what they called a separate “space corps.” The commander-in-chief first broached the idea in March, calling it a “Space Force,” while addressing service members in California.

Investors weren’t much motivated by Trump’s comments: Raytheon and Northrop Grumman both rose less than 1 percent, while Lockheed and Boeing fell less than 1 percent in New York.


just more money for the war machine companies of the west..


~ by seeker401 on June 20, 2018.

3 Responses to “New U.S. “Space Force” would add to already stretched defense budget”

  1. Too funny… as if there really is people or satellites in space. Ha Ha Ha Ha!

    Folks, it’s a scam! There’s NO satellites in space. Everything is land based. Just like they use HAARP to control the weather they also use the same technology to bounce frequencies off the ionosphere (the dome protecting Earth) back down to the ground.

    Every so called satellite in space is a lie. It’s a ground based system that just bounces off that dome overhead. Just think for a minute and ask yourself some simple questions….

    Fact 1. Google how many satellites there are in space and you’ll find answers from 1,000 to 3,000 satellites.

    Question 1: If there’s that many satellites out there why isn’t there a team of several hundred Astronauts Satellite Repair Men in space?

    Question 2: Why don’t we have a reality show on them fixing and refueling the satellites? We have one on everything else.

    Question 3: Why don’t we have ten’s of thousands of pictures of the Earth from space?

    Fact 2: NASA claims there are about 500,000 pieces of space junk (google it… I did). The Earth is suppose to be rotating (a lie of course) at around one thousand miles per hour, which is about the speed of a bullet.

    Question 4: How come none of the 1,000 to 3,000 satellites out in space never get hit by space junk?

    Question 5: If they move all the time to avoid getting hit, then how come they never run out of fuel? Remember that space is a vacuum, therefore there would need to be both fuel tanks and oxygen tanks on every satellite… which would make them quite large.

    Question 6: How do they stay up in space for 10, 20 or 30 years without ever being refueled?

    Give me so logically answers please… as I’m sure there are NONE.

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