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China conducts anti-satellite test

17th October 2013 - 16:47 GMT | by Beth Stevenson in London


The Chinese government is believed to have conducted anti-satellite tests in September, an act that is being closely monitored by the US, Shephard has been informed.

In a turn of events that would increase China’s ‘space warfare’ capability, satellites 2013-037 A, B and C are being monitored by the US, which has seen ‘relative motions’ of the satellites among other space objects. The US is concerned that its own satellites could eventually be targeted.

‘The United States Strategic Command's Joint Functional Combatant Command for Space [JFCC-Space], consistent with its routine operations to maintain track of objects in space,

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Beth Stevenson


Beth Stevenson

Beth is a former senior reporter for Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Beth graduated …

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