Wednesday, September 9, 2020

"A commercial satellite photo may reveal a new Chinese space plane just moments after it landed at a remote site on the western side of China"

NPR:

"I'm reading a lot into a few little dots," admits Jonathan McDowell, an astronomer with the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, who diligently tracks spacecraft and satellites. But

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So why might China now be getting into space planes?

"It's a great question," says Brian Weeden, director of program planning for the Secure World Foundation, which advocates for the peaceful use of space. "We're not even really sure why the U.S. military is pursuing a space plane."
From a thread about identifying the airstrip:






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