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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un observes the March 7 test launch of four ballistic missiles. Credit: Rodong Sinmun
Fu Zhiheng, Executive Vice President, China Great Wall Industry Corp. Credit: CGWIC
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Roscosmos chief Igor Komarov said in March that Russia would separate its ISS modules in 2024 to form the basis of a new Russian national space station. The next month, however, he said Russia is open to staying until 2028. Credit: Energia/Tom Kimmel For SpaceNews
In this European Space Agency illustration, a satellite breaks up, adding to the growing population of orbital debris. Debris-clearing spacecraft the U.S., China and others have in the works could easily double as anti-satellite weapons. Credit: ESA
Chinese Vice President Li Yuanchao, second from right, attends GLEX 2017. Credit: International Astronautical Federation
A Chinese DNA experiment was among the 25 NanoRacks-brokered experiments a SpaceX Dragon delivered to ISS in early June. Credit: NASA
China’s robotic circumlunar test flight in 2014 snapped this image of the moon with Earth in the distance. Credit: Chinese Academy of Sciences
A Chinese military communications satellite launches atop a Long March 3B rocket from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in November 2015. Credit: Xinhua
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A Chinese Long March 3B rocket takes off in this 2016 file photo. Credit: Xinhua News Agency
Canadian satellite technology firm Norsat counts the U.S. Department of Defense among its customers. Credit: Cpl. James Hoke/U.S. Marine Corps
CNSA Administrator Tang Dengjie with ESA Director General Johann-Dietrich Woerner, pictured center, in Beijing on June 6.

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