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Is War in Space Inevitable?

With other nations now wanting their own space stations, the U.S. is ramping up its anti-satellite testing. One general is saying there is a need to prepare to win a possible war in space. The United States needs disruptive new technologies, new ways of acquiring equipment and bandwidth, and closer ties with global allies to stay ...

Troy Oakes

Earth seen from a viewport in the International Space Station.

NASA Chief Warns About Chinese Space Station

Jim Bridenstine, the chief of NASA, is worried about China’s attempt to establish a space station in Earth’s orbit given that the International Space Station (ISS) is due to be decommissioned over the next decade. He believes that if a Chinese space station were to succeed, it could give Beijing a huge strategic advantage over ...

Nspirement Staff

Two astronauts conduct a space walk.

China’s Survey Telescope Due to Be Built by 2022

Chinese scientists are building the world’s most powerful widefield survey telescope of its class in the northern hemisphere near the “Mars Camp” in Qinghai Province. Construction of the telescope is due to be completed by 2022 and it will begin surveying the night sky around 2023. Scientists hope its panoramic view will lead to new ...

Troy Oakes

The Wide Field Survey Telescope.

Chinese Satellite Launch Results in Debris Dropped on Settlement

China recently launched two navigation satellites into space. While the mission was successful, it ended up sending booster segments crashing back to Earth. The two satellites are the 50th and 51st components of the GNS (global navigation satellite) system named the “BeiDou constellation” that China aims to complete by next year. Debris risk The satellites were ...

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Chinese satellite launches.