Galaxy IV transmits for Chinese Television Netowrk
in addition to being 81 percent owned by Hughes Communications
Inc. Any article that mentions Hughes, Chinese, and space
technology is instantly going to be make for great
conspiracy fodder. Hughes Electronics is one of the companies
being investigated to see whether they improperly
supplied dual-use space and strategic missle know-how
to China which may be used for guidance, cloaking,
space-based weaponry, and more.
You know what would make this really exciting? If
the failure to detect the plans for the Indian nuclear blasts
was describe as the intelligence failure of the decade, then
China taking out a US satellite using US technology would
be the intelligence and military failing of the century.
Satellite Nazi: No space superiority for you!!