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China in Space

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12/26/2011 12:14 PM
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China in Space
I'm always interested in what China gets up to with its Space Program and in browsing I'm finding some interesting articles. I suppose people here would know more about it than I do, but I saw it was not on the recent boards and well, I just thought to chuck the topic up there and see what falls out. I'm not China nuts or anything, it just seems that they might be the most shady characters in space at the present. I mean, nobody even knows what their space budget is exactly, so they could be up to anything.

Links -

- China Lofts New Satellite, Breaks US Rocket Launch Record
Overview: China manages to launch more annual rockets than the US for first time.

[link to www.space.com]

- Cooperating with China: Space Safety is the Key!
Overview: Basically goes on about the idea of a universal docking setup so space vehicles can dock with each other.

[link to www.spacesafetymagazine.com]

- China shoots down weather satellite with ballistic missile
Overview: China is having target practise on satellites. Makes U.S uneasy. Leaves 40000 pieces of shrapnel drifting in space.

[link to en.wikinews.org]

Last Edited by Crankgorilla on 12/26/2011 01:48 PM