China In Space: Does the US Contest Or Cooperate?

Earlier this year, there was coordination with the Chinese government regarding plans for NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter to take images of the landing site of Chang’e 4, the robotic spacecraft shown above that China landed on the far side of the moon in January.

Chinese forces erect ballistic missiles at night. China’s SC-19 ASAT is believed to be derived from the DF-21C ballistic missile. • In an April 2020 Brookings Institution Report entitled “Managing China’s Rise In Outer Space” author Frank Rose asserts that “The United States faces a fundamental dilemma as it attempts to effectively manage China’s rise …

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