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CW.019.VIKING BOER – CHINA WATCH – China’s Military In Space
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Mar 19, 2023 CHINA
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In recent years, China has been steadily increasing its presence in space, with ambitious plans for space exploration and technology development.
One aspect of China’s space program that has attracted particular attention is its military applications. China’s growing military space capabilities, combined with its close relationship with Russia, have raised concerns among some countries, particularly the United States.
China’s military space program has two main components: space-based intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) and space-based navigation and communication systems.
These capabilities have significant military applications, including missile defense, reconnaissance, and communication.
China has already demonstrated its ability to launch and operate military satellites.
In 2018, it launched its first entirely indigenously built communication satellite, the Shijian-20.
This satellite has high-bandwidth communication capabilities and can provide services to military and civilian users alike.
China has also launched a number of military satellites for ISR purposes, including the Yaogan-series of reconnaissance satellites and the Tianhui-series of mapping satellites.
China’s military space program has been closely linked with Russia’s space program.
The two countries have a long history of cooperation in space, dating back to the 1990s.
In recent years, this cooperation has deepened, with joint space exploration missions and joint development of space technology.
In 2018, China and Russia signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation in the Joint Development of the International Lunar Research Station.
This agreement lays the groundwork for joint lunar exploration and development.
China and Russia are also working together to develop a satellite navigation system, known as the BeiDou-2 system.
This system is intended to provide an alternative to the GPS system, which is controlled by the United States.
The BeiDou-2 system has military applications, including missile guidance and tracking.
The close relationship between China and Russia in space has raised concerns among some countries, particularly the United States.
The US has accused China of using its space program for military purposes and has expressed concern about China’s space-based ISR capabilities.
The US has also expressed concern about China and Russia’s joint development of space technology, particularly in the areas of satellite navigation and communication.
Despite these concerns, China’s military space program is likely to continue to grow in the coming years. China has set ambitious goals for its space program, including a manned lunar mission and a permanent space station.
China’s growing military space capabilities, combined with its close relationship with Russia, are likely to continue to be a source of concern for some countries.
However, China has emphasized that its space program is peaceful and is intended for scientific and technological development, rather than military purposes.
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