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The US now has a space hotline with China

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Posted in Science on 23rd Nov, 2015 08:31 PM by AlexMuller

Next time the United States needs to talk space with China it’ll be a straightforward process: it turns out Washington and Beijing now have an emergency “space hotline”. The new phone line (which sounds like the Red Telephone used to communicate between Moscow and Washington following the Cuban Missile Crisis) will “serve as a diplomatic safety valve”.

 
The new line will certainly streamline space chats. Speaking to the FT, US assistant secretary of state Frank Rose explained:
 
“Up until about nine or 10 months ago, we had to send notifications [of potential collisions, approaches or tests] to the Chinese via their ministry of foreign affairs. The chain would go from JSpOC [Joint Space Operations Center, at Vandenburg air base in California] to the Pentagon to the state department, to the US embassy in Beijing, and then on to a contact there.”
 
It’s not the first space hotline to exist. In the past, the president has also used a direct link with Moscow to chat about space issues. But China’s an increasingly important player in the international space race, and clearly the US wants to be able act swiftly if things look not to be going to plan.

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Author: Guest
Posted: 2015-11-24
+1
Interesting. Special links to chat about space between US and China could be a good way to resolve issues that could otherwise become source of disagreement and conflict Reply


 

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