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 (ăn′tē-săt′l-īt, ăn′tī-)
Directed against enemy satellites: antisatellite weapons.


(Military) (of a weapon) designed to destroy satellites


(ˌæn tiˈsæt lˌaɪt, ˈæn taɪ-)

(of a weapon) designed to destroy an enemy's orbiting satellite.
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Adj.1.antisatellite - of or relating to a system to destroy satellites in orbitantisatellite - of or relating to a system to destroy satellites in orbit; "antisatellite weapons"
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For example, China conducted successful antisatellite missile tests in 2007 and 2014.
Navy blockading capacity, developing irregular warfare capacity among China's minority populations, and developing antisatellite weaponry.
With the new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty in place, the countries should expand negotiations to include cyber and space, by agreeing not to be the first to attack the other's critical computer networks and not to use nuclear or antisatellite weapons against the other.
China's space program is controlled by the People's Liberation Army (PLA), which is steadily gaining experience in remote communication and measurement, missile technology, and antisatellite warfare through missions like Chang'e 2.
The spent rocket was a leftover from China's test of an antisatellite weapon in 2007.
For example, it is in the common interest to avoid actions that create space debris and threaten the environment of outer space, such as the January 2007 Chinese test of an antisatellite device or the February 2008 U.
space assets are antisatellite systems, including satellite-tracking laser range finding devices and nuclear armed ballistic missiles; electronic warfare in the form of signal jamming; and ground segment physical attacks.
NEW YORK - American intelligence agencies had issued reports about the preparations being made by China to conduct an antisatellite missile test but ultimately decided to say nothing to Beijing until after the test, the New York Times reported Monday.
In addition, Caldicott implies that space-based missile defense is the gateway to the Bush administration's weaponization of space, which will include the introduction of antisatellite weapons.
Both the United States and Soviet Union developed a range of antisatellite missiles during the Cold War.
The mere testing of antisatellite weapons could create large debris fields that could cause extensive damage.
Officials refuse to talk about the details of the planned expansion, but it coincides with Air Force Chief of Staff Merrill McPeak's calls for new antisatellite missions to shoot down the space platforms of any small nation trying to develop its own spy satellites.