X-37 and orbital combat

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    Looks like the space marines are about to become a reality :):

    Air Force to launch X-37 space plane: Precursor to war in orbit? / The Christian Science Monitor - CSMonitor.com

    Keep in mind that this is a project under the supervision of the United States Airforce, not NASA. The articles seems to indicate that it is nothing more than a glorified surveillance satellite. The question is whether the Airforce is satisfied with the X-37's current role or will it expand its capabilities (like orbital sabotage perhaps :D)?
     
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    This is the first baby step in weaponisation of space. You can bet your house other powers are not going to be sitting idle watching USAF do this and not developing a response...
     
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    This is not the First step, the first was the Chinese and American Satellite shoot downs.

    In terms of Use this is a poor option for surveillance or attack; as it still relies on a Atlas V rocket that means weeks of prep work for a launch. so unless we want too wait weeks before action those are out of the picture It's just not feasible in those roles at best it is just a demonstrator a proof of concept vehicle that could lend data too both Nasa and the Air force for a new launch vehicle and for the record both the American And Russian Space shuttle Programs did ( in the case of the American) and were intended for the launch of Spy satellites.
     
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    Congrates to the United States Airforce on a successful launch:

    X-37 space plane launches successfully | Technology | Los Angeles Times

     
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    Secret Military Mini-Shuttle Lands in California

     
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