Hua Chunying said Beijing was being treated unfairly, the American media romanticises their launches and space debris free falls.
It could land anywhere from New York, Madrid and Beijing and as far south as southern Chile and Wellington, New Zealand.
Named Flyeye, it will survey the night sky for fast-moving objects and flag them for human researchers to further investigate.
While trying debris removal technologies, it is also imperative that authorities work out the best ways to regulate space activity.
Takao Doi said all satellites that re-enter Earth’s atmosphere “burn and create tiny alumina particles which will float in the upper atmosphere for many years”.
The distance to the object was also determined by scientists using a special, powerful 'geodetic' laser.
The mission, ClearSpace-1, is to find and capture Vespa’s upper stage left in orbit after Vega's launch in 2013.
So far, only France has stipulated in its own laws that any satellite in low orbit must be removed from orbit in 25 years.
2019 will be big for all things space, going by the International Astronautical Congress this year.
The net, about 16 feet across and its target will eventually fall out of orbit together and burn up.
The experiment is important as there are thousands of pieces of space debris circulating the planet, many travelling faster than a speeding bullet.
Scientists believe there are more than 300,000 pieces of debris in space, made up of everything from tiny screws and bolts to large parts of rockets, mostly moving in low orbits around Earth at tremendous speed.
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NASA's decommissioned, veteran satellite, the Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS), which was believed to make a fall, this month, has arrived.