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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...

China Achieves Full Global Satellite Coverage

On 23 June 2020, China launched the final satellite from its Xichang Satellite Launch Center (XSLC) to be part of the BeiDou-3 constellation. The liftoff took...

Parsing Chinese Perspectives on the U.S. Space Force

On 20 December 2019, President Trump signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2020 and established a sixth branch of the armed...

Overview of the PLA Air Force’s Integrated Air & Space Strategy

This paper examines the “integrated air and space capability” 1 (kongtian yiti / 空天一体) component of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force’s (PLAAF) first...

The Real Stakes in the New Space Race

"America is only dipping its toe into the pool of the future, while China is already swimming furiously away."Read the full article...

China and the US are locked in a crucial battle for space domination

China's military ambitions hinge on controlling outer space. The US is worried.  Read the full article:https://www.wired.co.uk/article/china-america-space-race...

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