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August 21, 2014
China's first private rocket firm aims for market
Guangzhou, China (XNA) Aug 19, 2014
Hu Zhenyu, 21, founder of Link Space, China's first private rocket firm, does not want people to call him a "rocket scientist" but a rocket entrepreneur. Rocket launches have traditionally been been a state monopoly in China, but the young graduate from South China University of Technology plans bust the oligopoly with his first commercial launch in 2017. On July 29 last year, Hu's team launched a rocket with a payload of 50 kg in northwest China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. In Januar ... read more

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China to launch HD observation satellite this year
China will launch Gaofen-2, a high-definition Earth observation satellite, to space this year, according to the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense (SASTIND ... more
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Lunar rock collisions behind Yutu damage
Ailing Chinese moon rover Yutu, or "Jade Rabbit," might have been damaged by knocking against rocks on a lunar surface that is more complicated than expected, its designer has said. Yutu, Chin ... more
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China's Fast Track To Circumlunar Mission
Earlier in Space Daily, this analyst presented circumstantial evidence for a future Chinese astronaut mission to the Moon. China seems to be planning a circumlunar flight for the near future, which ... more
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Yutu designer's bittersweet
Jia Yang has two children. One goes to a middle school in Beijing; the other is on the moon. The trials of parenthood have been far more arduous with the second child for Jia, deputy chief designer ... more
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Chinese moon rover designer shooting for Mars
The man who designed China's Jade Rabbit moon rover hopes a more advanced version of his creation will be sent to Mars, state media reported, underscoring Beijing's increasingly ambitious space programme. ... more
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Are China's Astronauts Moonbound
China has made tremendous progress with its lunar exploration program. It has sent two spacecraft to orbit the Moon and has also landed a robot rover on the surface. Later this year, we expect China ... more
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Chinese scientists prepare for lunar base life support system
Beijing (XNA) Jul 01, 2014 China is a step closer to setting up a lunar base after a 105-day manned airtight test, in which the bio-regenerative life support systems of Lunar Palace 1 sustained the ... more
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China plans to land rover on Mars by 2020
China is planning to land a rover on Mars by 2020 and bring back samples from the Red Planet a decade later, according to a top scientist with the country's Lunar Exploration Program. The Mars ... more
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Chinese lunar rover alive but weak
China's troubled lunar rover Yutu is still alive and functional after more than five months on the moon, a lunar program official said Wednesday. Its functionality has been weakened considerab ... more
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China's Jade Rabbit moon rover 'alive but struggling'
China's troubled Jade Rabbit moon rover is still alive after more than five months on the moon but is heading for an icy death, state media reported on Wednesday. ... more
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Chinese space team survives on worm diet for 105 days
A Chinese team has emerged from a sealed capsule, in which they subsisted on mealworms and plants for over three months in a study designed to determine if the high-protein diet could be used in len ... more
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Moon rover Yutu comes closer to public
A small replica of lunar rover Yutu, the Jade Rabbit, has gone on show in Beijing. The model, half the size of the real rover, is the star of the 17th China Beijing International High-tech Exp ... more
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The Phantom Tiangong
China's first space laboratory is still in orbit and still working. The Tiangong 1 spacecraft is observing the Earth and measuring the space environment more than two and a half years after its laun ... more
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New satellite launch center to conduct joint drill
China's new satellite launch center, located in south China's Hainan Province, will conduct a joint drill in the second half of this year. The drill at the Wenchang Satellite Launch Center aim ... more
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China issues first assessment on space activities
A leading space research group in China released the country's first assessment of the current situation and future trends of international space activities on Thursday. The report was compile ... more
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China launches experimental satellite
China successfully launched an experimental satellite into preset orbit from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in its northwestern gobi desert on Monday morning. The Shijian-11-06 was boosted by ... more
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    The mission of China's first space laboratory, Tiangong 1, is not finished yet. Originally advertised with an operational lifespan of two years, Tiangong 1 passed its expected use-by date in Septemb ... more
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    "Space Odyssey": China's aspiration in future space exploration
    In near future, in outer space, Chinese scientists and their international colleagues, perhaps in the company of robots, will seek knowledge in labs on China's future space station. Aboard the space ... more
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    China to launch first "space shuttle bus" this year
    China is expected to launch an upper stage aircraft this year that can be used as a "space shuttle bus" to propel payload in space, a senior official in charge of rocket research said Monday. ... more
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    China has no plans for lunar base project
    The world's third country to soft-land on the moon has no plan to build a lunar base there, a leading scientist of China's lunar probe mission told Xinhua Saturday. But Ye Peijian, chief scien ... more
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    Feature: The "masters" behind China's lunar rover Jade Rabbit
    In contrast to how much of an influence the virtual persona of China's first moon rover has made on social media home and abroad, little is known about the people behind the loveable character. ... more
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    Preparation for Chang'e-5 launch on schedule
    Preparation for the 2017 launch of China's lunar probe Chang'e-5 is going as planned, the country's leading space scientist Ye Peijian told Xinhua on Saturday. Chang'e-5, as part of China's th ... more
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    China capable of exploring Mars
    China has the capability of exploring the planet Mars, Ye Peijian, a top scientist with the Chang'e-3 program, the country's lunar probe mission, told Xinhua on Saturday. China is capable of s ... more
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    China expects to launch cargo ship into space around 2016
    China is expected to launch a cargo ship into space around 2016 to serve the Tiangong-2 space laboratory, a leading space scientist said Sunday. The cargo ship, named "Tianzhou" or "Heavenly V ... more
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