China wants to defend the Earth from asteroids using the moon

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China wants to defend the Earth from asteroids using the moon
The new project entails putting three guardian satellites carrying loads of fuel and kinetic weapons into the moon’s orbit around the Earth.
By ROMAN MEITAV
Published: JULY 23, 2022

China's "Planetary Defense System" has been catching momentum recently, with Beijing researchers now planning to utilize the moon to protect Earth from asteroid strikes that could potentially wipe out a city or even human civilization, according to scientists involved in the project.

Two optical telescopes would be built on the moon’s south and north poles to survey the space around them for any threats that may have slipped through the ground-based early warning network, especially those approaching from the blind side facing the sun.

The new project entails putting three guardian satellites carrying loads of fuel and kinetic weapons into the moon’s orbit around the Earth, Wu Weiren, chief designer of the Chinese Lunar Exploration Program, said in a paper published in the Chinese peer-reviewed journal Scientia Sinica Informationis.

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depserv

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Given the potential power of space-based weapons I'd say whoever controls the moon would have a huge advantage in any war here on Earth, and that advantage could be overwhelming. My guess is this is the real reason China wants to put a base on the moon.
 
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