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October 24, 2014
China launches first mission to moon and back
Beijing (AFP) Oct 24, 2014
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. ... read more

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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 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?
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Astronauts eye China's future space station
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China eyes working with other nations as station plans develop
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China to launch second space lab in 2016: official
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China completes construction of advanced space launch facility
China has finished building of its fourth and most advanced space launch center, a senior space official said. Yang Liwei, deputy director of the China Manned Space Agency, said in Beijing on ... more
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China's Space Station is Still On Track
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China launches remote sensing satellite
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China launches two satellites via one rocket
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China Sends Life to Moon
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China Sends Remote-Sensing Satellite into Orbit
China on Saturday successfully launched a Long March 4C carrier rocket with the Yaogan XX satellite, Xinhua news agency reported. The carrier lifted off at 1:45 p.m. local time (05:45 GMT) fro ... more
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More Tasks for China's Moon Mission
Later this year, China will launch a robotic spacecraft to the Moon and back. We have known about this mission for some time, and we know roughly what the mission hopes to achieve. A bell-shaped re- ... more
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