Beijing Aerospace Command and Control Center (BACC) on Dec. 12, 2018. Credit: CLEP
Artist's rendition of Global IP's Gisat-1 satellite. Credit: Boeing
Launch of the Long March 3B rocket carrying Chang'e-4 at 18:23 UTC Dec. 7. Credit: CASC
For the Chinese military, space is not about space at all. It is about information — how to ensure the [People’s Liberation Army] gets it, as well as how to ensure that an adversary does not. Credit: Kremlin.Ru photo
Liftoff of the Long March 3B from Xichang at 2:07 p.m. Eastern Nov. 18, 2018. Credit: CASC
The Spacety team. Credit: Spacety
Model of China's unnamed new launch vehicle on display in Zhuhai in November. Credit: CASC
When President Trump announced plans for a Space Force, it triggered a legal debate on the justification for such a force. Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls
Bridenstine and Zhang
Launch of the Landspace Zhuque-1 solid-propellant rocket on October 27, 2018 (Credit: Landspace)
Matsumori, BridgeSat, Zaccheo Sitael
The assembled Zhuque-1 launch vehicle at a facility in Xi'an in August 2018. Credit: Landspace
Bridenstine and Zhang
Artist impression of the Chinese Space Station – an 80-metric-ton modular Mir-class outpost in low Earth orbit. Credit: China Manned Space Agency
Liftoff of the OneSpace OS-X1 suborbital rocket from Jiuquan on September 7, 2018 (Credit: Chen Yunyuan via OneSpace)
A Long March 3B lifts off from Xichang carrying the 35th and 36th Beidou satellites (Credit: CALT)

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