Satellite Photo Shows China's Military Buildup in Response to Hong Kong Protests

Space.com | 8/12/2019 | Chelsea Gohd
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This satellite image, made available by Maxar Technologies, shows military and security vehicles parked in the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center in Shenzhen, China on August 12, 2019 (issued August 14, 2019). According to media reports, military and security vehicles from the People's Armed Police have gathered in Shenzhen, a city just outside of Hong Kong.

China's military buildup in response to over 10 weeks of escalating protests in Hong Kong can now been seen from space.

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This WorldView-1 satellite image, taken Monday (Aug. 12) and released yesterday by Maxar Technologies, shows dozens of reported Chinese paramilitary vehicles inside the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center, which is located just outside of Hong Kong.

WorldView-1 is a commercial satellite owned by the Maxar company DigitalGlobe that launched in 2007 and is designed to observe and image Earth. The satellite bus and camera were built by Ball Aerospace.

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DigitalGlobe has launched four WorldView satellites in all (WorldView-4 failed earlier this year) to observe Earth from space, with a new satellite constellation (called WorldView Legion) in the works. The first WorldView Legion satellites will launch in 2021 on SpaceX Falcon 9 rockets, Maxar has said.

According to Business Insider, the vehicles in this satellite photo belong to the...
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