The publication of the American magazine Popular Mechanics describes a possible scenario for the beginning of the Third World War, which, as the publication is sure, will take place between the United States and their opponents, probably Russia or China.

“In the cold expanses of space, enemy space robots are slowly adjusting their orbits and preparing for a surprise attack on the US satellite fleet,” the publication says.

The publication notes that the purpose of the”killer” ships is to disable American satellites. “At the last minute, the [US Space Force] team activates nuclear rocket engines on American satellites, quickly transferring them to a higher orbit,” the magazine writes.

After the American satellites are no longer threatened by anything, the nuclear rocket engines will turn on again and return the spacecraft to their original orbits.

The publication notes that the above can become a reality, since the Office of Advanced Research Projects of the US Department of Defense has instructed the companies General Atomics, Blue Origin and Lockheed Martin to build a demonstration sample of the nuclear rocket engine Demonstration Rocket for Agile Cislunar Operations (DRACO), the launch of a spacecraft with which to low Earth orbit is scheduled for 2025.

In December 2020, in the publication of the Military-Industrial Courier, the condition for detecting the use of a Russian cruise missile “Burevestnik” with a nuclear engine and a warhead with a capacity of two megatons (in TNT equivalent) was called “the sudden disappearance of one of the major megacities of the United States along with the entire population”.