The Long March-5 Y2 carrier rocket, seen at the Wenchang Space Launch Centre in Hainan province in June, was set to carry a communication satellite into space. China sees space warfare as its best chance to directly compete with the US militarily. Photo: Xinhua

Why the next great war is likely to be fought in space

Daniel Wagner says tech advances are helping countries like China to develop space capabilities that can be turned into a military advantage, hastening a likely race to ‘weaponise’ space

Topic |   China's military weapons

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The Long March-5 Y2 carrier rocket, seen at the Wenchang Space Launch Centre in Hainan province in June, was set to carry a communication satellite into space. China sees space warfare as its best chance to directly compete with the US militarily. Photo: Xinhua
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