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NATO Ally Contributions to the Space Domain

This paper discusses U.S. North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) ally space capabilities. In November 2019, NATO recognized space as an operational domain,...

CASI Webinar on PRC Space Issues

The China Aerospace Studies Institute hosted a webinar focused on Space issues and the People's Republic of China featuring Kevin Pollpeter and Kristin...

China’s Role in Making Outer Space More Congested, Contested, and Competitive

This paper addresses how China’s rapidly expanding space program challenges U.S. access to space. In 2011, the U.S. National Security Space Strategy described...

China's Satellite Super Factories and U.S. National Security

By early next year, three privately owned Chinese satellite super factories, backed by billions in Yuan (CNY), will be able to produce upwards of 1,000...

How China Has Integrated Its Space Program Into Its Broader Foreign Policy

The way that the People’s Republic of China (PRC) is governed allows it to pursue a more holistic approach to policy. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) not only...

China’s Ground Segment: Building the Pillars of a Great Space Power

Space has long been important to national security.  Dating back decades, the “Space Race” was not just about the ideological competition between the communist...

China’s Recent Ballistic Missile Defense Test May Have Actually Been an Anti-Satellite Test

     China’s Ministry of National Defense (MND) publicly announced that People’s Republic of China (PRC) executed a “land-based mid-course missile intercept...

China's Space Narrative

     Both China and the United States have created separate parts of their military dedicated to space. Commercial, scientific, and military endeavors in space...

In for the ‘Soft’ Kill? The People’s Liberation Army’s Discussion of U.S. Offensive Space Capabilities

The U.S. “Defense Space Strategy” summary, released 17 June 2020, outlines the U.S. objective of space superiority and identifies space as “a distinct...

China and the Moon

On January 4 2019, China became the first nation in the world to land a spacecraft on the far side of the Moon. The Chinese said that this accomplishment was...

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