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CoyoteNature
20 Jan 05,, 21:21
Okay list the tactics or strategies you can come up, and weapons, various counterstrategies as well as potential conflicts in which Space Wars might have utility.

If you can list overall environment it exists in, such as UN world government, or China US superpower, etc that would be helpful as well.

Overall environment might also be the environment as a concept, global warming, nuclear winter, whatever.

No Rules, just keep it in physical reality, preferably within a timeframe of forty or so years or less.

lurker
20 Jan 05,, 22:41
There is a very effective and cheap weapon: a bucket of nails accelerated to 10 miles per second and put on approaching orbit. :biggrin:
As for another ones - In space you need to have a huge radiator to get rid of the parasitic heat.

The Chap
04 Feb 05,, 03:45
Any conflict has a utility for exo-atmospheric intervention. Towit:

Real time kinetic barrage (conventional) from polar orbit/s

Microwave area denial for personel

Easiest of all: air superiority denial. The higher they are the easier to get through the thinning atmosphere, as well as the optical windows being less complex in terms of frequency tuning.

The Chap
04 Feb 05,, 03:52
There is a very effective and cheap weapon: a bucket of nails accelerated to 10 miles per second and put on approaching orbit. :biggrin:
As for another ones - In space you need to have a huge radiator to get rid of the parasitic heat.


Or for short term use an effective heat sink that can be "cloud-vented" whilst shifting orbit. Vanes can be junked in an emergency. At the speeds you are talking interception is the problem, and thus, given the spread of any "dumb" munition it's most likely to end up as a threat to one's own assets. If not sooner, then soon enough ... :)