The Zhangheng-1, a Chinese electromagnetic surveillance satellite, collects data from orbit with cutting-edge sensors. Photo: Handout

China and Russia band together on controversial heating experiments to modify the atmosphere

  • The countries are testing a technology for possible military application, say Chinese scientists involved in the project
  • Militaries have been in a race to control the ionosphere, which allows radio signals to bounce long distances for communication, for decades
Topic |   China science

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The Zhangheng-1, a Chinese electromagnetic surveillance satellite, collects data from orbit with cutting-edge sensors. Photo: Handout
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