posted on Nov, 16 2004 @ 03:29 AM
China has plans to launch over 100 satellites into space before the year 2020. The purpose of this will be to watch every corner of the country. What
has been described as a "large surveying network" would be set up to monitor several things including water reserves, farmland, forests and
"various activites of society", a government official reported.
The launches of new "stars" is only the dramatic climax of the drive to boost China's aerospace industry. A new next-generation satellite,
currently under development, is expected to help the country entrench itself firmly within the world's small but technologically demanding space
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I personally think this is the start of the big brother syndrome, but could also be a step forward in the prevention on crime.
China regularly sends research satellites into orbit and in October last year became the third nation successfully to put a man in space when a single
astronaut orbited Earth 14 times.
This shows that they are advancing in the 'space age', and this new technology may be used for several things. The new Chinese platform could be
used to develop a large communications system which would deliver much clearer signals to the ground.
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[edit on 11-16-2004 by Zion Mainframe]