Tuesday, September 27, 2022

China is beating the US in the space race

There is a new chapter in the technological, military and economic race between the world’s three superpowers, this time in space, where more and more nations invest with the intention of economic return, strategy and growth.

China is beating the US in the space race

In this context, China and Russia are on par with the US in space capabilities, the Pentagon has already warned. As such, the militarization of space is accelerating. As part of this race in space, this chapter is featured where Chinese scientists announce the discovery of a new Moon mineral from lunar rock samples brought back in 2020.

Changesite-(Y)phosphate ore was isolated by a series of procedures including radiography, diffraction, according to the ‘China National Nuclear Corporation’.

CNNC executive Wang Xuejun explained that the team measured the concentration of helium-3 in the lunar sample, which is a source of future fusion energy, for further evaluation and exploration. Changesite-(Y) is the sixth place on Earth’s natural satellite found by mankind. Thus China became the third country after the United States and Russia to identify an unknown mineral on the Moon.

The mineral was found in rock and dust samples recovered from the Moon by China’s Chang’e-5 mission, the country’s first mission to return a lunar sample that was launched in 2020. A subsidiary of the China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) demerged a single one. Crystalline particles from the material of more than 140,000 Chandra particles using high-tech processes including X-ray diffraction.

Several institutions from the Asian country participated, such as the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Ministry of Education and Natural Resources. The scientists stressed that the materials collected and the research carried out by China’s lunar mission are very important for understanding the origin and evolution of the Moon as well as the possibilities of ‘using its resources’.

The program, named “Chang’e” (named after a goddess who, according to Chinese legend, lives on the Moon) began in 2007 with the launch of the first probe. In recent years, Beijing has invested thousands of millions of dollars in its space program and achieved milestones such as the successful landing of a probe on the far side of the Moon in January 2019, a feat no country has ever achieved. Had not.

In a comprehensive analysis, China and Russia’s operational satellite fleets have clocked growth at nearly 70 percent over the past two years. According to the Defense Intelligence Agency report, Beijing and Moscow are close to achieving parity with the United States on several fronts.

China already has 262 intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) satellites in space, similar to the rest of the world, including the US, with similar advantages in science and technology satellites. From a military point of view, China’s orbital probe went to the other side of the Moon and to Mars, both pointing to a dispute in space.

Finally, there is a very high nuclear detonation probability due to electromagnetic damage, or space-based kinetic weapons, which confirms these controversies and conclusions.

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