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July 29, 2015
Chinese earth station is for exclusively scientific and civilian purposes
Buenos Aires (XNA) Jul 05, 2015
The Chinese earth station being built in Argentina's southern Patagonian region is for "exclusively scientific and civilian purposes," said the Argentine government, according to local media Monday. The Ministry of Federal Planning issued a communique late Sunday that condemned a TV news program about the station in Neuquen province. The program, which aired Sunday evening on Channel 13, owned by Argentine media group Clarin, claimed secret clauses in the bilateral agreement between the two nation ... read more

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China ranked 4th among world space powers
China's space capabilities are ranked the fourth in the world, and the gap between the leading powers is narrowing, according to a report issued recently by a Chinese research organization. Ch ... more
China Plans First Ever Landing On The Lunar Far Side
What lies on the "dark side" of the moon? The ruined civilization of our lunar forbearers? A pile of overplayed Pink Floyd records? ... more
3D printer making Chinese space suit parts
Chinese researchers have used 3D printing technology to make a safer space suit for astronauts while spacewalking. A research center under the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation used ... more
Xinhua Insight: How China joins space club?
Yu Jun aimed his telescope at a bright star in the night sky. A moment later, a dim light passed across it, along the very path foreign astronomy websites had forecast. "Dongfanghong-1," Yu Ju ... more
Chinese scientists mull power station in space
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China completes second test on new carrier rocket's power system
The second ground test of the power system of China's next-generation carrier rocket was completed Monday, ahead of its first flight in 2016. Using non-toxic, non-polluting liquid propellant, ... more
China's Yutu rover reveals Moon's "complex" geological history
The moon's geological history is more complex than previously thought, preliminary results from China's first lunar rover, Yutu, suggested Thursday. Ground-penetrating radar measurements taken ... more
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China's Space Laboratory Still Cloaked
The recent release of another update on Tiangong 2, China's next space laboratory, has prompted a lot of attention. A recent tightening of Chinese media policies has made this relatively obscured pr ... more
China's test spacecraft simulates orbital docking
China has run tests close to the moon simulating an unmanned docking procedure needed in the country's next lunar mission. The service module of the unmanned lunar orbiter currently in space t ... more
China has ability but no plan for manned lunar mission: expert
The world's third country to softland on the moon has the ability to achieve the manned lunar landing but it has no plan to do it, a leading Chinese space scientist said Friday. "With China's ... more
Tianzhou-1 cargo ship to dock with space lab in 2016
China will send a cargo ship into the space in 2016 to dock with a future space module scheduled to be launched earlier the same year, a leading Chinese space scientist said Friday. The Tianzh ... more
China at technical preparation stage for Mars, asteroid exploration
China has been researching the technical feasibility of exploring Mars and asteroids, a top space scientist and national political advisor revealed on Tuesday. Ye Peijian, from the China Acade ... more
China's moon rover Yutu functioning but stationary
China's first lunar rover Yutu (the Jade Rabbit) is still working but cannot move, a scientist with the lunar probe mission told Xinhua. The rover, named after the pet of a Chinese goddess who ... more
Argentina welcomes first Chinese satellite tracking station outside China
Argentina is to become the location of the first Chinese satellite tracking station outside the country the newspaper La Manana De Cordoba reported on Thursday. The Argentine National Congress ... more
More Astronauts for China
The next Chinese crewed space mission won't fly until 2016. China is expected to send a crew of three astronauts to the Tiangong 2 space laboratory, which is expected to launch in the same year. ... more
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