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
Long March 5
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.
An artist's concept of China's space station, with the initial module set to launch in 2018. Credit: CMSA
An artist's concept of China's space station, with the initial module set to launch in 2018. Credit: CMSA
Long March 7 rocket lifting off June 25, 2016. Credit: CMSE
A Chinese Long March 3B rocket takes off in this 2016 file photo. Credit: Xinhua News Agency
Yulong Tian, secretary-general of the China National Space Administration (CNSA), speaking  April 5 at the 33rd Space Symposium. Credit: Tom Kimmell
China’s Yutu rover was delivered to the lunar surface during the Chang’e-3 mission. Credit: CNSA
SpaceX landed rocket

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