A trail from a group of Starlink satellites, which have been accused of approaching China’s space station. Photo: AFP
A trail from a group of Starlink satellites, which have been accused of approaching China’s space station. Photo: AFP

China asks US to stop Elon Musk’s satellites approaching its space station

  • SpaceX’s Starlink satellites have twice approached the Tiangong in orbit, prompting avoidance manoeuvres
  • Chinese side has complained to UN, while SpaceX says its satellites are equipped to avoid collisions

A trail from a group of Starlink satellites, which have been accused of approaching China’s space station. Photo: AFP
A trail from a group of Starlink satellites, which have been accused of approaching China’s space station. Photo: AFP
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