The Week In Defense, April 22-29, 2021

Gen. James Dickinson
Gen. James Dickinson told lawmakers that the Shijian SJ-17 satellite’s robotic arm technology could be used for grappling other satellites.
Credit: Defense Department
Spacecom Chief Tells Congress China Has Grappling Satellite U.S. Space Command on April 20 identified a Chinese satellite as a prototype for a future space-based weapon. The Shijian (SJ)-17 satellite, which was launched to geostationary Earth orbit in 2016, is equipped with a robotic arm, Gen. James...

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