26 Jun '16, 1am

China’s Space and Potato Warfare » Indian Defence Review https://t.co/VGntDO9NNR

Recently, another space-based defense strengthening step has been taken by China, by building a space tracking, telemetry and command facility operated by a unit of China’s People’s Liberation Army in Patagonia, Argentina. Chinese and Argentinean officials announced in late April 2016 that the station will become operational in March 2017. It is situated in the same longitudinal sector as the U.S. Eastern seaboard, and the same distance as Washington, D.C. from equatorially positioned geostationary satellites servicing the Eastern U.S., the base’s location would potentially be advantageous for military missions by this type of facility. Argentina’s 50-year contract with China for the base was signed in April 2014. This base can also be referred as the as the nerve center of the PLA’s satellite tracking, telemetry and control activities worldwide. The antennas and the telem...

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