China’s Tiangong Space Station had two near misses. Photo: Handout
China’s Tiangong Space Station had two near misses. Photo: Handout

China’s complaints over Elon Musk’s satellites ‘highlight need for better communications to prevent accidents in space’

  • Beijing’s protest to the UN about two near-misses have focused attention to growing concerns about overcrowding in low earth orbit
  • SpaceX and other private firms plan vast constellations in orbit and experts say governments need to establish better channels to discuss potential risks

China’s Tiangong Space Station had two near misses. Photo: Handout
China’s Tiangong Space Station had two near misses. Photo: Handout
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