China-Russia Collaboration in Space Poses Challenge for West

December 17, 2021 — Voice of America News reports: “China and Russia have begun collaborating on technology to rival the United States’ GPS and European Galileo satellite navigation systems, as the two countries pursue closer military and strategic ties.

Earlier this year, China agreed to host ground monitoring stations for Russia’s GLONASS positioning system on its soil, which improves global range and accuracy but can pose a security risk. In turn, Russia agreed to host ground stations for China’s BeiDou system.

The reciprocal agreement indicates a growing level of trust and cooperation between Moscow and Beijing, says analyst Alexander Gabuev, senior fellow and chair of the Russia in the Asia-Pacific Program at the Carnegie Moscow Center…  (And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. – Luke 21:25 – 27. See the next report.)

China’s manned moon landing possible before 2030

December 9, 2021 — MoonDaily.com reports: “It is ‘entirely possible’ for China to perform a crewed lunar landing before 2030, said a senior Chinese scientist in deep-space exploration.

‘I personally think that as long as the technological research for manned moon landing continues, and as long as the country is determined (to achieve the goal), it is entirely possible for China to land people on the moon before 2030, ‘ Ye Peijian said in a recent interview with the state broadcaster CCTV.

Chief designer of China’s first moon probe Chang’e-1 and an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Ye noted that space exploration is not just a matter of science, but also something related to the future of a nation.

‘Countries that can lead in space technology have advanced technologies in various fields. In turn, space technology is something that can feed back to technologies in other aspects,’ Ye added.

Last year, China’s Chang’e-5 mission retrieved moon samples weighing about 1,731 grams, which were the first lunar samples in the world in over 40 years…”