Those last two key points are telling. Witnesses disagreed on the level of value that diplomatic tools such as “rules of the road” or a “code of conduct” played in a U.S. multi-layered strategy.
the latest issue of Scientia Sinica Technologica has several technical papers in Chinese on rendezvous and docking techniques as well as a paper on the use of finite elements for launch vehicle structural dynamicshttp://tech.scichina.com:8082/sciE/CN/volumn/volumn_6804.shtml
A surveillance and early warning system has taken shape
"China aids in cutting down space debris"http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2014-05/13/content_17503167.htmQuoteA surveillance and early warning system has taken shape
The good news is that Rep Wolf (R-VA) is retiring. I live in his district (VA 10th congressional district).He's been the primary antagonist to cooperating with China in space citing human rights violations. Its a religious thing for him, (while at the same time Wolf is supporting massive increases in prisons and the war on drugs). Anyway, perhaps we can stop trying to legislate morality and get on with some science and peaceful cooperation in space with China once Wolf is out of the picture. There's hope for cooperation in the future.