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 […]

In challenge to Elon Musk, Lockheed Martin set to show off nuclear space power by 2027

In challenge to Elon Musk, Lockheed Martin set to show off nuclear space power by 2027

Special to CosmicTribune.com, November 15, 2023 Geostrategy-Direct By Richard Fisher Look out Elon Musk, your “cheese” is about to be moved by the beginning of nuclear space power, and defense prime Lockheed Martin is making serious investments in the development of this technology. Paraphrasing Spencer Johnson’s 1998 classic millennial business book Who Moved My Cheese, […]

India upends lunar geopolitics; China snarls

India upends lunar geopolitics; China snarls

Special to CosmicTribune.com, October 25, 2023 Geostrategy-Direct By Richard Fisher There are now three countries with announced ambitions to place their people on the Moon; in addition to the United States (late 2025) and China (by 2029), on Oct. 17 Indian Prime Minister Nahendra Modi announced India’s intention to place Indians on the Moon by […]

Review of China’s 20-year military space program yields sobering conclusion

Review of China’s 20-year military space program yields sobering conclusion

Special to CosmicTribune.com, October 18, 2023 Geostrategy-Direct By Richard Fisher Oct. 15, 2023 marked the 20th anniversary of China’s first manned spaceflight, the Shenzhou-5 mission that saw former People’s Liberation Army Air Force Shenyang J-6 fighter pilot Yang Liwei orbit the Earth 14 times in 21 hours before landing. But for a Chinese Communist Party […]