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China advancing its ‘Space silk road’ strategy to back its belt and road plan by launching mobile communication satellite and its smartphone

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“China possesses the most rapidly maturing space program in the world and is using its on-orbit and ground-based assets to support its national civil, economic, political, and military goals and objectives. China has invested in advanced space capabilities, with particular emphasis on satellite communication (SATCOM), intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR), …

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China is second most powerful Global Military Space power with destructive ‘counter-space’ capabilities

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“China possesses the most rapidly maturing space program in the world and is using its on-orbit and ground-based assets to support its national civil, economic, political, and military goals and objectives. China has invested in advanced space capabilities, with particular emphasis on satellite communication (SATCOM), intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR), …

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US DOD developing Automated On Orbit Robotic Satellite Servicing, Assembling and Manufacturing capability for Space security

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Current commercial satellite systems are inflexible assets whose capability is defined during early purchase negotiations and becomes fixed at launch. Launch vehicle constraints on payload launch mass and volume severely limit resulting operational performance. A new deployment paradigm is needed for space operations to separate the operational spacecraft configuration from the constraints of …

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Space Weather forecasting and response critical for protecting strategic assets from extreme space weather events like High Altitude Nuclear Detonation

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A Japanese spacecraft designed to help scientists better understand the radiation environment of near-Earth space has made it to orbit. The Exploration of energization and Radiation in Geospace satellite, or ERG, lifted off atop an Epsilon rocket from Uchinoura Space Center in southern Japan  on Dec. 20.  The 780-lb. (355 kilograms) ERG satellite …

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