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China Accelerating Space Presence ‘Twice the Rate’ of US, Official Warns

A top Space Force official is warning the Chinese are developing space capabilities at “twice the rate” of the United States under President Joe Biden, which could make China the most dominant presence in space by the end of the decade.

“The fact, that in essence, on average, they are building and fielding and updating their space capabilities at twice the rate we are means that very soon, if we don’t start accelerating our development and delivery capabilities, they will exceed us,” Space Force Vice Chief Gen. David Thompson said, according to CNN, saying “2030 is not an unreasonable estimate.”

The U.S.-China rivalry is extending into space, even Rep. Jim Cooper, D-Tenn., admitted this week.

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