Blog Editor’s Note – We are really, really good with guarding GPS. But the real threats to are to the signals, not the satellites, and come from the ground not space. Perhaps we should worry about that first…
Trump’s Space Force Will Guard the U.S. From Above, NASA Chief SaysBy
NASA’s administrator is a strong defender of President Donald Trump’s proposals for space — including an armed force and a permanent presence on the moon — and says he wants Americans to realize how much their well-being depends on what happens far above Earth.
“Every banking transaction requires a GPS signal for timing,” Jim Bridenstine said in an interview. “You lose the GPS signal and guess what you lose? You lose banking.”
“If you look at what space is, it’s not that much different than the ocean,” added Bridenstine, who made 333 aircraft-carrier landings as a Navy pilot. “It’s an international domain that has commerce that needs to be protected.”