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In the US, Chinese satellites called a threat to national interests

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China's activity in creating and launching commercial satellites into space can pose a serious threat to the economic interests of the United States. This is the conclusion of the quarterly publication of the National University of Defense.


In the United States they can’t understand that the world is changing sooner or later, but the American state will have to give up the role of hegemon, superior to other countries in both military and economic power. Actually, today China is competing with the United States in many areas and satellite communications is just one of them.

So, in mid-January 2020, China launched the Yinhe-5 1G communications satellite into orbit. The Kuaizhou-1A launch vehicle was launched from the mobile platform of the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwestern China. On board was the 1 kg Yinhe-227 satellite, which is owned by telecommunications company GalaxySpace from Beijing. The satellite must conduct communications testing. Shortly after launch, it was spotted by the U.S. military, who have recently carefully monitored any space activity in China.

What are the main dangers that Americans see in the spread of Chinese commercial satellites? Firstly, they are concerned about the possibility of cheap access to the use of space for their own purposes. Such access can be obtained by states hostile to the United States and non-governmental organizations.

Secondly, the appearance of the “space Internet”, according to experts at the National University of Defense, can change the space of cyber battles. Although the majority of commercial satellite communications programs are still being implemented in the USA, both China and Russia are also actively working in this direction. American experts believe that Chinese and Russian satellites can not only be used in the interests of not only these two US opposing states, but also other countries, which is the most dangerous. Obviously, most of all in Washington they fear that the latest achievements will be used by such states as Iran or North Korea.

Now China is actively working to increase the number of commercial satellites. Formally, communication and surveillance services are provided by Chinese private companies operating in Africa, Central Asia, and Latin America. But American experts note that, given the specifics of the PRC political system, such commercial projects are in any case controlled by the Chinese state and can be used for its purposes.

Given China’s willingness to allow commercial relations with countries hostile to the United States, these systems can pose a serious threat to US interests.

- write Matthew Halllex and Travis Cottom - researchers at the Institute for Defense Analysis.

At the same time, experts note that in the purely American Earth surveying market, such clients as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the US Armed Forces, and the US intelligence community so far dominate. Power structures are the largest and most stable customers of commercial satellite imagery.

However, operators, guided by their commercial interests, seek to further expand their customer base, including cooperation with companies working in such areas as industrial monitoring, agriculture, utilities and communications, shipping analytics, insurance, etc.

A separate issue is the providers of Internet connection services. In such harsh regions of the world as Alaska, Canada, Scandinavia, Siberia, cable laying can be avoided and their population will seriously gain by gaining access to the Internet, which ordinary communication satellites cannot provide them with.
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  1. Lord of the Sith
    Lord of the Sith April 10 2020 13: 29 New
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    A neighboring topic, the Chinese launch vehicle fluttered in flight. Coincidence?
    1. Tatyana
      Tatyana April 10 2020 13: 35 New
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      Quote: Lord of the Sith
      In the US, Chinese satellites called a threat to national interests

      Maybe not a coincidence.
      For Washington, any satellites of any state are a threat to the national interests of the United States.
      Trump Moon in the ownership of the United States by his own decree privatized!
      1. Zoldat_A
        Zoldat_A April 10 2020 14: 06 New
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        Quote: Tatiana
        Maybe not a coincidence.
        For Washington, any satellites of any state are a threat to the national interests of the United States.

        I would like to remember the British with their "Britain has no permanent enemies and permanent friends. Britain has only permanent interests."

        America - though unlucky, greedy, arrogant, hypocritical, but a child of Britain. And therefore, the Americans specify - "not just interests, but NATIONAL interests." They ALWAYS hide FINANCIAL behind the word "national".
        What attracts them to the role of world hegemon? Nothing but the opportunity to rob the whole world.
        How did the Chinese satellite prevent them? Nothing, except the threat to shift part of the "space" money from the American pocket to the Chinese.

        Trump Moon in the ownership of the United States by his own decree privatized!
        And yes. If America and in space will "hegemonize" the same as on Earth ... It doesn't work out a damn thing - they will still break the wood.

        And further. "America is first, America is ahead ...." It's good to eat with such dog poop - no one else will get it ...
        1. Mebius
          Mebius April 10 2020 16: 05 New
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          Quote: Zoldat_A
          I would like to remember the British with their "Britain has no permanent enemies and permanent friends. Britain has only permanent interests."

          And these interests are measured by the level of robbery of the colonies and other rebellious countries, such as Russia, China, which are still resisting ..
          1. Zoldat_A
            Zoldat_A April 10 2020 16: 54 New
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            Quote: Mobius
            other disobedient countries, such as Russia, China, which are still resisting ..

            We somehow in the 90s, thanks to internal betrayal, loaves relaxed. Now it’s not painful to rob - they themselves have someone to steal. And China has also grown wiser since the 19th century - there the Opium Wars will not fail a second time.
            Although I understand the Americans ... How is that - Russia is impudently selling American reserves of oil, gas and much more. It's a shame, listen ....
        2. grandfather_Kostya
          grandfather_Kostya April 10 2020 19: 06 New
          +1
          What attracts them to the role of world hegemon? Nothing but the opportunity to rob the whole world.

          All right, I'm waiting for the announcement of the fare for the passage through the "American Outer Space".
      2. Peter is not the first
        Peter is not the first April 10 2020 17: 44 New
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        And not only satellites! The existence of any state other than the United States itself is already a threat to them.
        1. Zoldat_A
          Zoldat_A April 10 2020 21: 09 New
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          Quote: Peter is not the first
          And not only satellites! The existence of any state other than the United States itself is already a threat to them.

          Well, that’s not entirely true. There is dialectics, there is unity and struggle of opposites. If there is no evil - how to understand what is good? If there is no black - how to understand what is white? If there is no one to rob, how can the US exist? Rob yourself?

          And, by the way, the United States is vitally interested in expanding the quantity and "quality" of poverty - otherwise, where will they get their wealth? The law of their, American, and our business, built on their tracing, is not just making a profit, but growing profit.

          I said here once - in Germany there are bakeries that provide life for their owners for 300 years, and people live under any power and government. And in America, as in the rest of the world (in most cases), as in ours (in most cases) - if you provide profit, but not its monthly growth by a certain percentage, then you are an "ineffective manager".
          I know what I'm talking about - for 25 years the business founded by my father has been giving life to our family and, now, to a huge number of people. And I do not demand GROWTH of production volumes - I demand, like my father demanded, high-quality and on time completion of the task that was entrusted. And I do not take loans - therefore, in general, our company is calmly going through any crisis.

          In other words, my business can exist in a society where there are no poor - we work and live on it. And if you chase a constant GROWTH of profit, then it turns into a bubble, which will burst sooner or later with a roar and splatter.

          Something like this.
      3. NF68
        NF68 April 10 2020 17: 53 New
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        Quote: Tatiana
        For Washington, any satellites of any state are a threat to the national interests of the United States.


        Soon, everything can become dangerous for the United States and the United States will consider itself entitled to fight everything that they don’t like.
        1. Tatyana
          Tatyana April 10 2020 18: 40 New
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          Quote: NF68
          The United States will consider itself entitled to fight everything that they don’t like.

          Yes, they have long been struggling with everything that they don’t like! Dictate to everyone their conditions.

          On this occasion, there is a joke about Stalin, Roosevelt and Churchill.

          Gathered in Yalta, Stalin, Roosevelt and Churchill. And Roosevelt and Churchill decided to play a trick on Stalin before the meeting.
          Churchill says to Stalin:
          “I had a dream tonight, as if I had been appointed Lord of the Planet!”
          - And to me, Roosevelt says, - I dreamed that I was appointed the Ruler of the entire Universe! And what did you dream today, Generalissimo Stalin?
          Stalin squinted at them, sighed, slowly lit a pipe and said:
          - And I dreamed that I did not approve you in these posts!
          1. NF68
            NF68 April 10 2020 18: 45 New
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            Quote: Tatiana
            Yes, they have long been struggling with everything that they don’t like! Dictate to everyone their conditions.


            I do not argue. But before, they behaved a little more modestly, but now they have generally lost their shores.
    2. Atlant-1164
      Atlant-1164 April 10 2020 13: 44 New
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      I think that .. and the satellite of planet Earth also poses a threat to US national interests. after all, the Iranians can also cling to the moon. and North Koreans !!
      1. Zoldat_A
        Zoldat_A April 10 2020 14: 15 New
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        Quote: Atlant-1164
        I think that .. and the satellite of planet Earth also poses a threat to US national interests. after all, the Iranians can also cling to the moon. and North Koreans !!

        Can not. Trampushka said with his decree that she was American. It would not occur to any Iranians or North Koreans to fly somewhere in Connecticut without demand - they will be shot down on the way. Well, here - an encroachment on territorial integrity ...

        I’m worried - as if ours or the Chinese would not think of flying to the moon. They will bring down after all ... She is Ikhova ... wassat
        Somehow I immediately recall the Soviet cartoon "Whose cones in the forest?"
  2. helmi8
    helmi8 April 10 2020 13: 36 New
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    In the US, Chinese satellites called a threat to national interests

    Maybe I’ll ask a stupid question, but who will say: what poses no threat to US national interests? It just infuriates - everything that is not being done in the world - everything poses a threat to them. No words anymore ... am
    1. Horon
      Horon April 10 2020 14: 04 New
      +1
      everything that is not done in the world - everything poses a threat to them.

      "Everything that is done in the world is not under the control of the United States - everything poses a threat to them"
      So it will be more correct!
  3. Mouse
    Mouse April 10 2020 13: 37 New
    +5
    In the United States they can’t understand that the world is changing sooner or later, but the American state will have to give up the role of hegemon

    according to Zadornov ... "Americans have two shrines: a computer and a psychoanalyst ..."
    the computer crashes, no psychoanalyst can help them ... yes "exclusivity" in the brain nailed! wink
  4. Cowbra
    Cowbra April 10 2020 13: 37 New
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    The dual-use Starlink satellites pose a direct military threat to the entire world, however, like everything that is controlled by NASA - in fact a military organization. which owns Spice He
  5. Alexander Zaitov
    Alexander Zaitov April 10 2020 13: 44 New
    +4
    Baryzhnoe state, howled about competition, but as soon as competition appeared, they decided to present everything as a threat ... so the whole world is a threat to them ... the evil empire is as it is ... and, moreover, their democracy
    1. Zoldat_A
      Zoldat_A April 10 2020 14: 33 New
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      Quote: Alexander Zaitov
      Baryzhnoe state, screaming about competition

      Here's whose cow mooed about competition ...
      They had such a company, Standard Oil. And when she crushed EVERYTHING that smells of oil in America, they, through their American, "the most democratic and fair in the world" court, divided it into 38 companies, which were owned by the same J. Rockefeller. But among them there were and are, for example,
      Standard Oil, NJ becomes ESSO, now Exxon
      Standard Oil, Ohio, became Sohio, now BP.
      Standard Oil, Indiana, became Amoco.
      Standard Oil, NY, became Mobil Gas.
      Standard Oil, California, became Chevron.
      Rockefeller only doubled his capital on this "division".

      Such a normal competition and demonopolization .....
      America versus monopolies is mouse versus cheese.

      so the whole world turns out to be a threat to them ...

      If a man stands on the street and yells that the whole world is bad, the whole world is enemies and he declares war on the whole world - who will be brought to the psychiatrist? Man or the whole world?
      Somewhere like that ...
  6. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 April 10 2020 14: 07 New
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    What today does not pose a threat to the interests of the United States? It’s even hard to remember and name. Anything that does not fit into the US perception of the modern world is by default a threat.
  7. Amateur
    Amateur April 10 2020 14: 26 New
    +2
    Here * (* in the USA) each his own psychiatristbut there are no public toilets, ... (Shadows in Paradise. Erich Maria Remarque)

    Part of the quote had to be sharpened due to site rules. It was written about the USA in 1944, but in 1971. From the point of view of psychiatry, nothing has changed.
  8. rocket757
    rocket757 April 10 2020 15: 00 New
    0
    Maybe they would immediately draw up a list of what is not threatening them ??? Less than everything else will be!
    Completely shredded .... or is that not all?
  9. Ros 56
    Ros 56 April 10 2020 15: 16 New
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    You might think that striped satellites are a direct joy to the whole world. fellow
  10. orionvitt
    orionvitt April 10 2020 16: 04 New
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    In the US, Chinese satellites called a threat to national interests
    It is strange why the United States still, everything that the rest of the world does, is not called a threat to "national interests"? Probably not long left.
  11. iouris
    iouris April 10 2020 19: 40 New
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    There is a solution: declare all Chinese satellites the property of the United States and start mining precious metals from them. And only then - to the moon.