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China plans “Death Star” moon base to launch nuclear weapons


A report appearing in the pro-regime China Times brags that China’s launch of the Long March-3B rocket earlier this week is part of a long term plan to turn the moon into a Star Wars-style “death star” from which the PLA could launch missiles against any target on Earth. It all sounds like something straight … Continue reading

China launches lunar probe carrying ‘Jade Rabbit’ moon buggy


China launched its first ever extraterrestrial landing craft into orbit en route for the moon in the small hours of Monday, in a major milestone for its space program. The Chang’e-3 lunar probe, which includes the Yutu or Jade Rabbit buggy, blasted off on board an enhanced Long March-3B carrier rocket from the Xichang Satellite … Continue reading

China launched two satellites for its GPS system


Ming Pao reports: At 3.00am Wednesday, a Long March 3B Rocket successfully launched the 14th and 15th satellites for China’s BeiDou (COMPASS) Navigation Satellite System, a system similar to America’s GPS System very useful in war as it can guide missiles and bombs to hit targets with error less than 10 metres. It was the … Continue reading

China launches two satellites on one rocket


China launched two satellites into space yesterday, the latest additions to its burgeoning Beidou global navigation and positioning network. It was the first time the nation successfully launched two navigation satellites on one rocket into a medium-high earth orbit of about 20,000 kilometres – a difficult feat. Professor Jiao Weixin, from Peking University’s School of … Continue reading

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