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China Testing New Space Weapons

Posted By admin On October 3, 2013 @ 12:46 pm In World News | Comments Disabled

Bill Gertz
Washington Free Beacon [1]
October 3, 2013

China last week conducted a test of a maneuvering satellite that captured another satellite in space during what Pentagon officials say was a significant step forward for Beijing’s space warfare program.

The satellite capture took place last week and involved one of three small satellites fitted with a mechanical arm that were launched July 20 as part of a covert anti-satellite weapons development program, said U.S. officials familiar with reports of the test.

One official described the satellite-grabbing spacecraft as a “mobile satellite launch vehicle.”

A Pentagon spokeswoman declined to comment on the specifics of the test. But Cynthia O. Smith, the spokeswoman, confirmed that the satellites, designated Payloads A, B, and C, have maneuvered in space since their launch.

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[2] DIA director: China preparing for space warfare: http://www.prisonplanet.com/dia-director-china-preparing-for-space-warfare.html

[3] Russia signals entry into space arms race: http://www.prisonplanet.com/russia-signals-entry-into-space-arms-race.html

[4] Japan’s Newest Spy Cameras In Space Give Them Global Coverage: http://www.prisonplanet.com/japans-newest-spy-cameras-in-space-give-them-global-coverage.html

[5] Obama Moves to Counter China in Space With Pentagon-NASA Link: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-moves-to-counter-china-in-space-with-pentagon-nasa-link.html

[6] China denies obtaining US space tech: http://www.prisonplanet.com/china-denies-obtaining-us-space-tech.html

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