The Space Surveillance Telescope was declared operational on September 30 following its move from New Mexico to Western Australia. Photo: MIT Lincoln Laboratory
The Space Surveillance Telescope was declared operational on September 30 following its move from New Mexico to Western Australia. Photo: MIT Lincoln Laboratory

China trails US in building up ground-based satellite surveillance network

  • Relocation of Space Surveillance Telescope to Australia shows value of American alliances
  • Beijing reliant on less stable partnerships with Latin American, African and Pacific countries

The Space Surveillance Telescope was declared operational on September 30 following its move from New Mexico to Western Australia. Photo: MIT Lincoln Laboratory
The Space Surveillance Telescope was declared operational on September 30 following its move from New Mexico to Western Australia. Photo: MIT Lincoln Laboratory
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