Shijian 20, China’s most advanced communication satellite, was launched in 2019. Photo: Weibo
Shijian 20, China’s most advanced communication satellite, was launched in 2019. Photo: Weibo

Chinese satellite hints at space warfare prowess by dodging US surveillance

  • Shijian 20, China’s most advanced communication satellite, was approached by US surveillance satellite but reportedly moved away at speed
  • Monitoring rivals’ satellites is needed to avoid collisions, but the US is also concerned about Chinese satellites’ potential warfare capabilities

Shijian 20, China’s most advanced communication satellite, was launched in 2019. Photo: Weibo
Shijian 20, China’s most advanced communication satellite, was launched in 2019. Photo: Weibo
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