Projects with dual technology use like this should always get a second look. Satellite launches in the name of ‘science’ are often disguising ICBM technology and its capability, as seen by Iran, for example. What China could possibly do with an underwater lab is create an underwater drone launching facility. It could be done from the shore no problem, but this makes it harder to detect.
China plans to continue to develop the South China Sea. This time, Beijing has set a goal to build an oceanic ‘space station’, as deep as 3,000 meters underwater, Bloomberg reports, quoting a Science Ministry presentation.
If successful, this will be the first project for long-term human habitation at such depths. Continue reading