Against the backdrop of rising ‘peer’ and regional state rivals, the role of space-based assets for effective missile defence will be critical.
Russia researches stealth satellites but US example indicates inherent difficulties
Russian researchers have investigated the application of radio-absorbent coating for spacecraft which should reduce the visibility of satellites for radar, according to a paper published in the latest issue of the peer-reviewed academic journal Space Studies.
The article abstract referred to ‘the results of experimental research of properties resistant to abnormally high and abnormally low temperatures of samples of radio-absorbing material VTMV-1S’.
The paper concluded that the application of VTMV-1S on the surface of the satellite can also shield onboard electronic systems.
The authors of the study were specialists from the Moscow Aviation Institute, the Moscow Experimental Design Bureau …
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