Closing Thought–26May21

We are bombarded with the problems we are having with China….in economics, protests, the South China Sea and Taiwan…..it is so pervasive that we let the Pentagon spend money like a drunken sailor to prevent China ascension.

And now we have space and China that we will throw money at in the near future….

Say what?

You may not know it but China has decided to launch their own version of the space station….it is called the Tiangong Space Station…..

There has been a development that the US fines disturbing…..the station has a large robotic arm….

China’s deployment of a powerful robotic arm attached to the core module of its has sparked concerns in the United States over its possible military applications.
Chinese scientists say the 10-metre-long device, which is capable of lifting objects weighing up to 20 tonnes and can move around on the outside of the station, will be used to grab incoming spacecraft as they approach and help them to dock.
While the concept is not new – China has launched several scavenger satellites fitted with robotic arms to gather and steer space debris so it burns up in the Earth’s atmosphere – not everyone in the US is convinced its purpose is wholly benign.
 
Now we have yet another worry with China.
 
Will they deploy this ‘arm’ to destroy American and international satellites?
 
We will need more money to meet this challenge no doubt….so the price tag rises yet again….more taxpayer money wasted on a ‘maybe’…….
 
I Read, I Write, You Know
 
“lego ergo scribo”

7 thoughts on “Closing Thought–26May21

  1. I can think of no sane reason why China would want to do this ‘satellite grabbing’. Sounds like more scaremongering.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. If China uses that robotic arm to destroy our satellites, then it would be no problem at all to shred theirs with an effectively placed thermonuclear probe with an active firing mechanism .. oops! Space accident!

    1. There needs to be rules and laws for space…well there already is just NO one abides by them….there is the problem chuq

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