China has successfully sent 13 satellites into orbit this month with a single rocket, including the world’s first 6G experimental satellite. NY Pilot correspondent John Huddy looks at Beijing’s space ambitions.
China led the world in the number of launches per year in 2018 and 2019. It is upping the stakes in the space race by launching 32 rockets so far this year, and could hit 40 by the end of 2020, Huddy says.
“China’s Tianwen-1 probe is currently on the way to Mars” and the country is expected to launch another rocket, the Chang’e-5 with a lunar sample return mission, later this month.
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