In the 1960's the USSR developed a space cannon .50 caliber automatic weapon for defense against ramming by ASATs in space. recently the United states has developed and deployed many space guns so to speak that have rocket assisted ammo, and in space the round could travel at speed unfettered for millions of miles at speed, and uses the Patriot Missile system targeting mathmatics to calculate anticipated trajectory, and infrared to gather current speed and trajectory, thus enabling it to hit the target, high speed digital zoom cameras are used to track hits. Lockheed Martin is the leed contractor on the project. The number of Misty Crystal sats with this capability launched are an unknown, yet the technology is simple and video of it can be seen as shown on any battle ship with an auto cannon.
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