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China's space program is off the launch pad and chasing the space superpowers.

Like the Soviet Union and the United States, China can soft land a satellite. And within the next two years, Chinese scientists hope to develop larger rockets that would enable them to launch a geostationary communications satellite.

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China's main problems now have to do with developing the electronic control systems. Chinese technology in this area is believed to lag about 10 years behind the UU and Soviet Union.

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