A Long March 3A rocket carrying the Chang'e One lunar orbiter blasts off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre in southwest China's Sichuan province October 24, 2007 ( REUTERS/Stringer).
Pentagon Paying China — Yes, China — To Carry Data
April 29, 2013,
Noah Shachtman writes that the Pentagon is so starved for bandwidth that it’s paying a Chinese satellite firm to help it communicate and share data. U.S. troops operating on the African continent are now using the recently-launched Apstar-7 satellite to keep in touch and share information, possibly putting Department of Defense information and encryption at risk.