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December 17, 2014
China's Long March puts satellite in orbit on 200th launch
Beijing (AFP) Dec 07, 2014
China Sunday put into orbit a satellite jointly developed with Brazil after the 200th launch of its Long March rocket family, state media reported. The Long March-4B rocket blasted off from the Taiyuan satellite launch centre in the northern province of Shanxi, Xinhua news agency said. It was the fifth environmental monitoring satellite to be launched since 1999 as part of the joint programme with Brazil. The latest one will watch for deforestation in the Amazon. Brazil's National Space ... read more

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China Launches Second Disaster Relief Satellite
The satellite was launched into orbit at 2:37 p.m. local time Friday (06:37 GMT) from China's Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, the news agency reported. Kuaizhou II, also known as Speedy Vehic ... more
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China expects to introduce space law around 2020
China will always abide by international space law and is making great efforts to introduce its own laws in 2020, the China National Space Administration (CNSA) said on Monday. Xu Dazhe, direc ... more
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China launches new remote sensing satellite
China launched the Yaogan-23 remote sensing satellite into scheduled orbit at 2:53 a.m. on Saturday Beijing Time from Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center. The satellite will mainly be used for sci ... more
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China publishes Earth, Moon photos taken by lunar orbiter
China on Monday published photos of the Earth and Moon together taken by the orbiting service module of the country's returned unmanned lunar orbiter. The photos were taken Sunday by the servi ... more
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China plans to launch about 120 applied satellites
China will launch around 120 more applied satellites to accommodate economic and social needs, a senior executive of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation said on Monday. However, ... more
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Mars probe to debut at upcoming air show
China Aerospace Science and Technology announced Thursday that it would put a selection of the latest space achievements, including the Mars probe, on display at an upcoming air show. The bien ... more
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China to build global quantum communication network in 2030
China will build a global quantum communication network by 2030, said a leading Chinese quantum physicist on Sunday. "China's quantum information science and technology is developing very fast ... more
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China's Lunar Orbiter Makes Safe Landing, First in 40 Years
China's maiden lunar orbiter has successfully flown around the far side of the Moon and made a safe landing on Saturday, in what is the first mission of the kind in some 40 years, Xinhua news agency ... more
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China completes first mission to moon and back
China completed its first return mission to the moon early Saturday with the successful re-entry and landing of an unmanned probe, state media reported, in the latest step forward for Beijing's ambi ... more
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China's First Lunar Return Mission A Stunning Success
The successful return of China's first circumlunar spacecraft has been somewhat downplayed by the media. Part of this is sadly due to the tragic loss of Space Ship Two and the death of a pilot that ... more
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Wenchang to launch China's next space station
China's fourth space launch center, the Wenchang satellite launch center in south China's Hainan Province, will launch the country's space station and cargo spacecrafts. Tao Zhongshan, chief e ... more
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China's Main Competitor in Space Exploration is India, Not Russia
China's principal competitor in space exploration is India, not Russia, researcher at the Russian Centre for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies Vasily Kashin told RIA Novosti on Friday. " ... more
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China launches first mission to moon and back
China launched its first space mission to the moon and back early Friday, authorities said, the latest step forward for Beijing's ambitious programme to one day land a Chinese citizen on the Earth's only natural satellite. The unnamed, unmanned probe will travel to the moon, fly around it and head back to Earth, re-entering the atmosphere and landing, the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence (SASTIND) said in a statement. ... more
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China's lunar orbiter modifies orbit
China's spacecraft testing technology for the Chang'e-5 return lunar mission, trimmed its orbit on Friday afternoon. This was the first modification during a journey scheduled to take about ei ... more
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China to send orbiter to moon and back: report
China will launch its latest lunar orbiter in the coming days, state media said Wednesday, in its first attempt to send a spacecraft around the moon and back to Earth. ... more
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China's space policy gets even tighter
Anyone who watches China's space program is well aware of the nation's information policies. China has never been as open as we would like. We can understand that China operates under a different po ... more
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    China's Secret Moon Mission
    Soon, a rocket will launch a Chinese spacecraft to the Moon and back. It's the first time that China has attempted this long and perilous journey. It should be a great achievement for the nation, wo ... more
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    Work completed on satellite launch center in Hainan
    Construction of the Wenchang Satellite Launch Center in Hainan province, China's fourth and most advanced space launch center, has been completed and it will soon become operational, People's Daily ... more
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    China to launch new marine surveillance satellites in 2019
    China will launch a new "constellation" of marine surveillance satellites in 2019 to monitor ships, oil rigs, marine disasters and land-based resources. According to Lin Mingsen, deputy direct ... more
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    China Successfully Orbits Experimental Satellite
    China has launched a new experimental satellite from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwestern Gobi desert on Sunday, state-run Xinhua news agency reported. The Shijian-11-07 was boo ... more
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    China's first space lab in operation for over 1000 days
    Tiangong-1, China's first space lab, has been in orbit for 1092 days since it was launched on September 29, 2011. The space lab, which is in sound condition, is able to complete more operation time ... more
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    China Exclusive: Mars: China's next goal?
    Mars receives two visitors from the Earth this week. NASA's new spacecraft MAVEN entered the orbit around Mars on Sept. 21 to hunt for the planet's lost water. and India's first Mars probe has reach ... more
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    Astronauts eye China's future space station
    Astronauts from around the world have expressed interest in China's future space lab and station, hoping to cooperate with their Chinese counterparts on the Tiangong space station. Meeting in ... more
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    China eyes working with other nations as station plans develop
    China is open to cooperation with foreign nations on its manned space station project, according to a senior space official. "We reserved a number of platforms that can be used for internation ... more
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