07 October 2016. In an interview with the Italian magazine Fly Orbit News, ESPI Resident Fellow Marco Aliberti commented on the recent launch of the Chinese space laboratory Tiangong-2, one of the most attended developments for the Chinese space programme in 2016.
The article discusses the recent achievements of China in space and its implications at international level. During the interview, Mr Aliberti was asked to elaborate on the long-term objectives of its human spaceflight programme and on the strategic issues associated with, including Beijing’s proposal to open its future Space Station to the international community and what the actual cooperation possibilities could be. Mr Aliberti also discussed the current postures of ESA and European Member States vis-à-vis China and how these might evolve in the coming years.