China's missile raises concerns

19 Jan, 2007
 None    Politics

The End of American and European World Domination

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A Chinese Feng Yun 1C polar orbit weather satellite was destroyed by an anti-satellite system launched from or near China's Xichang Space Centre on January 11th according to the magazine American Aviation Week and Space Technology. While the technology is not new, it underlines the growing capabilities of China's armed forces. Japan has expressed concerns, as have the US and Australia.
(picture from ESA gallery)
Here is what Rael said regarding this matter today:

This is the beginning of a new era. Until now the Western world and especially the only remaining superpower, America, was able to dominate the whole world using satellites to pinpoint other countries’ defense system and guide missiles to destroy all communication, power, and headquarters systems. They did it in Yugoslavia and more recently in Iraq with a shocking imperialist pride and pretension to impose their values, abusing this technical superiority.
As well there are rules and international laws defining territorial airspaces, the same rules should be created for satellites. The sky over a nation should be considered national air space, not only in the atmosphere where airplanes are not allowed to fly without authorization, but also stratospheric space where satellites can spy and prepare, perform and guide aggressions against other countries.
It is time to enlarge the definition of airspace and violations of it like a few years ago when "national waters" were extended into the oceans.
Every military satellite spying in the sky of a sovereign nation should be forbidden, and each civilian satellite designed to fly over another country should get this nation’s authorization after being properly inspected to make sure that no civilian telecommunications satellite hides military devices...
This happened in the past where civilian aircrafts were equipped with military spying devices and you bet that the same will happen with satellites.


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