China’s powerful new satellites may also have a spy mission

China’s first high-throughput communication satellite, Shijian-13 (Practice-13), is up and running in space after accomplishing an inauguratory two-way 5Gbps (gigabits per second) laser-communication test with its ground control center, the China National Space Administration said on Tuesday. The satellite, also known as ChinaSat-16, was shot into geostationary orbit more than 35,000 kilometers above the surface […]