China tested its first anti-satellite weapon in 2007 and had been exploring alternative technologies since then. Photo: Shutterstock
China tested its first anti-satellite weapon in 2007 and had been exploring alternative technologies since then. Photo: Shutterstock

Chinese scientists build anti-satellite weapon that can cause explosion inside exhaust

  • Researchers who built the device say it can lock itself into the thruster nozzles used by most satellites and stay there for long periods undetected
  • Scientists say the resulting blast would damage the target’s equipment and may be mistaken for an engine malfunction

Topic |   China's military weapons
China tested its first anti-satellite weapon in 2007 and had been exploring alternative technologies since then. Photo: Shutterstock
China tested its first anti-satellite weapon in 2007 and had been exploring alternative technologies since then. Photo: Shutterstock
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