*Strong regulations and civilian oversight are necessary to reign in and defend against space based weapons systems including RF/MW deployments from satellites* -JD
1960-CORONA: Americas First Satellite Program / 2019 China, Russia Building Attack Satellites and Space Lasers, 2018 Committee on Operational Satellites
August 18, 1960 | CIA Cold War Records | Link To_Corona Program History
“Since the CORONA satellite made its first successful flight in August 1960, the Intelligence Communities overhead reconnaissance programs have been among the nations most closely guarded secrets.” LINK To Document_CORONA: America’s First Satellite Program_18 August 1960
February 12, 2019 | By Patrick Tucker | Defense One | Source
“China, Russia Building Attack Satellites and Space Lasers: Pentagon Report”
“China and Russia are developing lasers and a host of other anti-satellite weapons, according to a new Defense Intelligence Agency report that fleshes out concerns that Pentagon leaders have been highlighting for years.
“Both states are developing jamming and cyberspace capabilities, directed energy weapons, on-orbit capabilities, and ground-based anti satellite missiles that can achieve a range of reversible to nonreversible effects,” the report said.
Both also maintain networks of telescopes, radars, and satellites to track, characterize — and perhaps even target — U.S. satellites that watch enemy movements and missile launches, the report said.”
An illustration of potential satellite threats, from the Defense Intelligence Agency
China is “likely” building anti-satellite laser weapons and may already have a “limited capability to employ laser systems against satellite sensors,” says the report. DIA estimates that China will deploy a terrestrial laser that can shoot down satellites in low Earth orbit by 2020 and may be able to hit targets in geostationary orbit “by the mid-2020s.”
Link To_China Satellites_Weather Control
Link To Article _Satellites that can control the weather
Link To 2021 Congressional Budget Appropriations