SpaceX already has thousands of satellites from its Starlink programme in orbit around the Earth. Photo: Handout
SpaceX already has thousands of satellites from its Starlink programme in orbit around the Earth. Photo: Handout

Why China reacted so strongly to its Tiangong space station’s near-misses with Elon Musk’s satellites

  • The two incidents this year involving satellites from Elon Musk’s company SpaceX prompted a complaint to the UN and calls on the US to act
  • China is worried America wants to dominate space and some observers believe the tech entrepreneur’s company may serve that ambition

Topic |   China science
SpaceX already has thousands of satellites from its Starlink programme in orbit around the Earth. Photo: Handout
SpaceX already has thousands of satellites from its Starlink programme in orbit around the Earth. Photo: Handout
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