China’s strategy for dominion on Earth from space extends to solar system

China’s strategy for dominion on Earth from space extends to solar system

Special to CosmicTribune.com, September 13, 2023 Geostrategy-Direct By Richard Fisher In 2019 China’s leading space corporation, the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC), was behind a proposal to create “an Earth-Moon economic zone by 2050” that could generate $10 trillion. But according to a report in the Chinese publication China Space News, in late […]

China lofts world’s largest imaging satellite into geosynchronous orbit

China lofts world’s largest imaging satellite into geosynchronous orbit

Special to CosmicTribune.com, September 6, 2023 Geostrategy-Direct By Richard Fisher On Aug. 13 from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan Province, China used a Long March-3B space launch vehicle to loft into geosynchronous orbit (GEO) its first massive LuDiTanCe 04 or Land Exploration-4 01, now the world’s largest synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imaging satellite […]

What next? Russian Moon failure raises stakes for China

What next? Russian Moon failure raises stakes for China

Special to CosmicTribune.com, August 22, 2023 Geostrategy-Direct By Richard Fisher On Aug. 19, Russia’s Luna-25 unmanned Moon exploration vehicle crashed into the Moon and was destroyed, dashing what was to be the first element of the China-Russia International Lunar Research Station (ILRS), raising the stakes for China’s unmanned Moon probes to begin to populate the […]

China reveals its claimed plans for Moon mobility

China reveals its claimed plans for Moon mobility

Special to CosmicTribune.com, August 8, 2023 Geostrategy-Direct By Richard Fisher The United States plans its manned return to the Moon, in 2025 or 2026, to be followed by China’s astronauts in 2029. One key to their respective abilities to build lunar facilities as the basis for dominating choice strategic locations on the Moon will be […]

Argentina joins The Artemis Accords, affirming Outer Space Treaty; China is not pleased

Argentina joins The Artemis Accords, affirming Outer Space Treaty; China is not pleased

Special to CosmicTribune.com, August 2, 2023 Geostrategy-Direct By Richard Fisher To its credit, the Biden Administration is using space diplomacy on Earth to upset China’s plans for global and space hegemony. On July 27, as Chinese Politburo Member Li Hongzhong was celebrating China’s proliferation of nuclear weapons to North Korea as a star guest in […]

Ominous China satellite constellations and operations

Ominous China satellite constellations and operations

Special to CosmicTribune.com, July 25, 2023 Geostrategy-Direct By Richard Fisher According to the U.S. Department of Defense, China maintains over 500 surveillance, intelligence, early warning, navigation and communication satellites around the Earth — the second largest satellite fleet after the United States. But several Chinese satellite programs are underway that will boost these numbers as […]

Can U.S. space diplomacy sustain the Artemis program, counter China?

Can U.S. space diplomacy sustain the Artemis program, counter China?

Special to CosmicTribune.com, June 13, 2023 Geostrategy-Direct By Richard Fisher On May 30 the State Department issued its Strategic Framework for Space Policy, a first of its kind document intended to guide State Department diplomatic efforts in support of United States space programs. Of special concern is the National Aeronautics and Space Agency’s (NASA) Artemis […]

South Korea’s successful vs North Korea’s failed satellite launch

South Korea’s successful vs North Korea’s failed satellite launch

Special to CosmicTribune.com, June 7, 2023 Geostrategy-Direct By Richard Fisher On May 25, South Korea launched its third Korean Space Launch Vehicle-II “Nuri” (World) that successful deployed eight satellites. On May 30, North Korea’s first attempt to launch its new Chollima-1 space launch vehicle ended in failure. In addition to reflecting that the competition between […]

China’s ‘reusable’ space plane demonstrates military utility

China’s ‘reusable’ space plane demonstrates military utility

Special to CosmicTribune.com, May 31, 2023 Geostrategy-Direct By Richard Fisher On May 8, Chinese state media reported that China’s “reusable spacecraft” had completed its second orbital mission, this time spending 276 days in space. Xinhua also commented, “The complete success of this test marks an important breakthrough in my country’s research on reusable spacecraft technology, […]

NASA announces 3rd space launch vehicle, fosters competition for moon program

NASA announces 3rd space launch vehicle, fosters competition for moon program

Special to CosmicTribune.com, May 23, 2023 Geostrategy-Direct By Richard Fisher As long as the nation can afford it, redundancy in spacecraft adds to the assurance that the United States can build a presence on the Moon sufficient to deter predations from the Chinese Communist Party’s hegemonic ambitions to control the Earth-Moon System. So, despite a […]

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