China hails its 170th satellite, but hush on spy programs

The launch this month of a high-throughput communication satellite, the Shijian-13, has brought the number of Chinese satellites orbiting the earth to 170. That feat is being trumpeted by China’s aerospace industry because the nation didn’t launch its first satellite, the Dongfanghong (Red Orient), until the 1970s. The high-orbit satellite has accomplished a two-way high-speed […]