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China launches communications satellite

China completed its third launch in 2019 by using its Long March 3B rocket on Saturday to place a new communications satellite in orbit.

The leaders in the 2019 launch race:

3 SpaceX
3 China
2 Europe (Arianespace)

The U.S. still leads China in the national rankings 4 to 3.

Pioneer cover

From the press release: From the moment he is handed a possibility of making the first alien contact, Saunders Maxwell decides he will do it, even if doing so takes him through hell and back.

 
Unfortunately, that is exactly where that journey takes him.

The vision that Zimmerman paints of vibrant human colonies on the Moon, Mars, the asteroids, and beyond, indomitably fighting the harsh lifeless environment of space to build new societies, captures perfectly the emerging space race we see today.

He also captures in Pioneer the heart of the human spirit, willing to push forward no matter the odds, no matter the cost. It is that spirit that will make the exploration of the heavens possible, forever, into the never-ending future.

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One comment

  • The advantage China has is that they probably know the truth and don’t need to pretend that satellites do not need to be attached to anything higher like their counterparts in the Western World who must still protect the master delusion.

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