Xi Jinping prioritizes ‘nurturing’ China’s ‘private’ space sector

Xi Jinping prioritizes ‘nurturing’ China’s ‘private’ space sector

Special to CosmicTribune.com, February 14, 2024 Geostrategy-Direct By Richard Fisher The not-so-secret “secret” of the global “private” space sector is that successful private space companies usually achieve success due to the demand and subsidies provided by governments. President Ronald Reagan promoted the ambition that commercial space operators would someday vastly eclipse government space operations and […]

How to understand Russia’s statement on military cooperation with China in space

How to understand Russia’s statement on military cooperation with China in space

Special to CosmicTribune.com, Feb. 7, 2024 Geostrategy-Direct By Richard Fisher As China and Russia have increased their open conventional military cooperation, and have explored covert nuclear military cooperation, it is likely that both have been pursuing military cooperation in space. On Feb. 1 the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs posted a press release titled, “Press […]

Was Iran’s ICBM-space threat to U.S. made in China?

Was Iran’s ICBM-space threat to U.S. made in China?

Special to CosmicTribune.com, January 31, 2024 Geostrategy-Direct By Richard Fisher On Jan. 28, two days after the United States beseeched China to help stop Iranian-fueled warfare against Israel and Western shipping in the Middle East, Iran became the first Arab state to launch three satellites into space from one rocket, on its Simorgh (Phoenix) liquid-fueled […]

China’s space launch sector follows lead of Elon Musk’s SpaceX with ‘Falcon-9’

China’s space launch sector follows lead of Elon Musk’s SpaceX with ‘Falcon-9’

Special to CosmicTribune.com, January 24, 2024 Geostrategy-Direct By Richard Fisher In the burgeoning and cutthroat world of China’s “private” space launch sector, the motto of pioneering private company Landspace should be, “if you can’t beat them, join them.” In 2016 this “private,” or not state-owned but still subservient to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) company, […]

China’s Earth wars strategy in new Moon race with U.S.

China’s Earth wars strategy in new Moon race with U.S.

Special to CosmicTribune.com, January 17, 2024 Geostrategy-Direct By Richard Fisher The United States requires a strategy to establish a clear lead over China in the race to dominate the Moon; The Jan. 9 announcement that the Artemis-3 next U.S. manned Moon mission is delayed to September 2026 puts the democracies in a dead heat with […]

In 2023, China prioritized deep space to secure hegemony

In 2023, China prioritized deep space to secure hegemony

Special to CosmicTribune.com, January 3, 2024 Geostrategy-Direct By Richard Fisher The year 2023 was significant for China’s space program on a number of levels, starting with the largest number of space launches — 65 — one more than 2022, while 17 were from new “commercial” space companies (CAS Space, Galactic Energy, Landspace, Space Pioneer, Expace, […]

China goes head to head with U.S. X-37B space plane, launches new heavy intel satellite

China goes head to head with U.S. X-37B space plane, launches new heavy intel satellite

Special to CosmicTribune.com, December 20, 2023 Geostrategy-Direct By Richard Fisher China’s expected 3rd mission for its new small space plane was launched on Dec. 12, and on Dec. 15 China launched its largest optical intelligence satellite, Yaogan-41. Meanwhile, the expected 7th launch for the United States Space Force’s X-37B for Dec. 11 was postponed to […]

China fights to control ‘Very Low Earth Orbit’ mega-sat constellation market

China fights to control ‘Very Low Earth Orbit’ mega-sat constellation market

Special to CosmicTribune.com, December 13, 2023 Geostrategy-Direct By Richard Fisher China has tried mightily in the last decade to control emerging 5G digital communication networks by using Chinese Communist Party (CCP) controlled companies like Huawei and ZTE to gain access and then to try to dominate market share in both Western and developing countries But […]

China’s military reportedly established a ‘Near Space Command’

China’s military reportedly established a ‘Near Space Command’

Special to CosmicTribune.com, December 6, 2023 Geostrategy-Direct By Richard Fisher China may have a new command dedicated to combat in “Near Space,” which is usually defined as between 20 kilometers and 100 kilometers in altitude, or just below Low Earth Orbit (LEO). This is significant because for decades, the United States and China have researched […]

North Korea now poised to buttress CCP strategic interests as new rogue state space power

North Korea now poised to buttress CCP strategic interests as new rogue state space power

Special to CosmicTribune.com, November 29, 2023 Geostrategy-Direct By Richard Fisher North Korea’s Nov. 21 third launch (first successful after earlier launches on May 30 and Aug. 23) of its Chollima-1 space launch vehicle (SLV) marks the beginning of the Kim family dictatorship’s space power era. North Korea has become the second terror state to achieve […]

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