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China sues the UN After Elon Musk’s satellite crashed twice, it had to move the space station.

Chinese officials have called on the United Nations to remind the United States. and all parties to the Outer Space Treaty strictly respect the rules of international agreements. Behind the Tian Gong Space Station under construction It had to move to safety twice, on July 1 and October 21 of this year to avoid crashing into SpaceX’s Starlink satellite.

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China expressed dissatisfaction and made the above demands. In a report filed earlier this month with the United Nations Commission on the Peaceful Use of Space (COPUOS), last dec. The report said that “The Chinese government urges the Secretary-General of the United Nations to pass on this notice to all parties. and reiterated that every country has a responsibility to the international community. in what their own public and private corporations have done in space.”

SpaceX previously launched nearly 1,900 satellites into orbit. as part of the installation of the Starlink satellite network for high-speed Internet use There will be a total of 12,000 satellites in the network and the project is licensed by the US authorities. finished

Dr. Jonathan McDowell, an expert on man-made space objects. from the Center for Astrophysics The US Harvard-Smithsonian commented on The Guardian newspaper that Satellite or space station collisions are quite common, though. But events of this nature have increased dramatically and rapidly in recent years. Because a large number of satellites were launched into space. Most of them are satellites in the Starlink network.

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Elon Musk has been heavily criticized by Chinese social media users.

“This incident reminds us that The world has entered a new era of commercial space. More satellites are being launched and more space junk is in the shadows. It has created congestion and tension in the space environment for the first time in history,” said Dr McDowell.

However, Dr McDowell pointed out that China is a major producer of space junk, just like the United States. and over the past ten years US space station Care had to keep adjusting the position to avoid these space junk countless times. Particularly in the wake of China’s 2007 test of a satellite-destroying ballistic missile, it left more fragmented and deadly debris than ever before.

Users of Chinese social media Weibo have vehemently criticized the United States and SpaceX Chief Executive Elon Musk. Some users commented that The satellites in the Starlink network “It’s just a pile of space junk.”

Another Weibo user said: “This swarm of satellites is the American space war weapon. Elon Musk is a new weapon created by the US government and military,” some Chinese said. Little by little, the dangers of the Starlink Project are being revealed. and it is the humanity to pay for their business.”

This year, China has successfully transported astronauts and parts of the space station five times, all as part of the Tiankong space station construction mission. which is expected to be completed by 2022.


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