China launches a long-range satellite that looked like a nuclear weapon

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China launches a long-range satellite that looked like a nuclear weapon

This may include adverts from us and 3 rd parties based on our understanding. On Sunday, Xi Jinping's nation launched their new craft, the Shijian 21 satellite, into orbit. Even though Chinese authorities said the object was blasted to test technologies in order to neutralise space debris Washington raised concerns it could be a satellite-crushing weapon.

The China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp confirmed the launch of their long March 3 B, which took off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre, was a success It is believed the satellite orbited the Earth at high speed before coming down on a target which analysts said: It missed by some 24 miles. Specialists have warned the craft appeared to be similar to a Soviet nuclear system called FOBS from the Cold War era. It was developed, according to experts, to bypass nuclear defences.

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