China Space News
May 22, 2024
Zebrafish on China's space station reported to be in good condition

Sydney, Australia (SPX) May 21, 2024
The four zebrafish aboard China's Tiangong space station, orbiting about 400 km above Earth, are in good condition, according to experts from the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). Experts shared updates on China's first in-orbit aquatic ecological research project at a public science day event in Beijing. On April 25, four zebrafish and four grams of goldfish algae were sent into space with the three astronauts aboard the Shenzhou-18 manned spacecraft. This mission aims to establish a self- ... read more
China sends experimental satellite into orbit with Long March 4C rocket
Sydney, Australia (SPX) May 13, 2024
An experimental satellite was launched into space aboard a Long March 4C carrier rocket on Sunday morning from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, situated in the Gobi Desert of northwestern China. ... more
International Support for China's Chang'e-6 Lunar Mission
Sydney, Australia (SPX) May 06, 2024
On Friday, an international gathering praised the robust global partnership involved in China's Chang'e-6 lunar mission and expressed a unified intent to expand cooperation in lunar and deep space v ... more
Shenzhou XVII astronauts safely back from Tiangong space station
Sydney, Australia (SPX) May 01, 2024
The crew of Shenzhou XVII has successfully returned to Earth after a six-month tenure aboard the Tiangong space station, marking the conclusion of their extensive orbital mission. The crew's s ... more
Shenzhou XVIII crew takes command at Tiangong space station
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Apr 30, 2024
China's Shenzhou XVIII mission crew members have successfully completed the in-orbit handover with the outgoing Shenzhou XVII team, China Manned Space Agency confirmed. During a formal ceremon ... more
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Shenzhou XVIII astronauts enter space station
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Apr 26, 2024
The Shenzhou XVIII manned spaceship's three astronauts successfully entered China's space station early on Friday. Later, the two groups of astronaut crew members will conduct an on-orbit rota ... more
China launches new crew to Tiangong space station as lunar plans progress
Washington DC (UPI) Apr 25, 2024
Following a successful launch on Thursday, China has initiated its latest mission to the Tiangong space station. The Shenzhou 18 spacecraft, carrying three crew members, was launched aboard a Long March 2F rocket from the Jiuquan spaceport in northwest China. The crew, consisting of Ye Guangfu, 43, Li Cong, 34, and Li Guangsu, 36, is set to undertake a six-month expedition aboard the station. ... more
China's Shenzhou-18 mission docks with space station: Xinhua
Jiuquan, China (AFP) April 25, 2024
A spaceship carrying three astronauts from China's Shenzhou-18 mission safely docked at Tiangong space station Friday, state-run media reported, the latest step in Beijing's space programme that aims to send astronauts to the Moon by 2030. ... more
China outlines objectives for Shenzhou XVIII space mission
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Apr 25, 2024
China's Shenzhou-18 mission, set for a six-month duration at the national space station, will include a series of in-orbit scientific tests and applications, alongside multiple spacewalks, as detail ... more
Scientific projects on China's space station yield significant results
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Apr 25, 2024
The China Manned Space Agency (CMSA) has completed over 130 scientific research and application projects aboard its space station, reporting significant advancements, according to a recent press con ... more
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Flight equipment for China's manned moon mission progresses: CMSA
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Apr 25, 2024
The China Manned Space Agency (CMSA) is progressing with its planned development of systems for its upcoming lunar landing, as stated by Lin Xiqiang, the deputy director of CMSA, during a recent pre ... more
China-Latin America and Caribbean States Space Cooperation Forum underway
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Apr 25, 2024
The inaugural China-Latin American and Caribbean States Space Cooperation Forum began in Wuhan, Hubei province, China, on Wednesday. Chinese Vice-Premier Zhang Guoqing presented a congratulato ... more
China to send fresh crew to Tiangong space station
Jiuquan, China (AFP) April 24, 2024
China will send a fresh crew to its Tiangong space station on Thursday, Beijing's Manned Space Agency announced, the latest mission in a programme that aims to send astronauts to the Moon by 2030. ... more
Shenzhou XVIII crewed mission completes final tests, ready for imminent launch
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Apr 24, 2024
The Shenzhou XVIII crewed space mission has completed its final collaborative rehearsal and system-wide airtightness check, ensuring readiness for the upcoming launch. The spacecraft and accom ... more
UN Space Director Praises China's Contributions and Collaborative Efforts in Space
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Apr 22, 2024
Aarti Holla-Maini, the director of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), recently commended China for its significant contributions to space exploration and the ongoing collabo ... more
China gears up for Shenzhou XVIII manned space mission

Sydney, Australia (SPX) Apr 18, 2024
The China Manned Space Agency has announced that the Shenzhou XVIII mission is poised for launch in the upcoming days, aiming to deliver three astronauts to the Tiangong space station. On Wednesday, the Shenzhou XVIII crew spacecraft, along with its Long March 2F rocket, was transferred to the service tower at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center located in the Gobi Desert of northwestern China. The agency reported that the spacecraft and its carrier rocket are scheduled for final inspections short ... read more
Astronaut fitness regimes critical in Tiangong Space Station
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Apr 12, 2024
With China's ambitious plans to expand its space missions, the health of astronauts during prolonged spaceflights has become a vital concern. The state-of-the-art equipment aboard the Tiangong Space ... more

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China finds use for space tech in extending food shelf life
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Apr 12, 2024
The China Academy of Space Technology has repurposed a barrier film originally designed for space stations to enhance food preservation on Earth, illustrating a key application of space research in ... more
Space Devices Ensure Health of Taikonauts Aboard Tiangong Space Station
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Apr 11, 2024
The China Manned Space Agency recently showcased new devices aboard the Tiangong Space Station, essential for maintaining the health and safety of taikonauts in zero gravity. These tools have become ... more
Shenzhou 17 astronauts complete China's first in-space repair job
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Mar 05, 2024
In a significant milestone for China's space exploration efforts, the Shenzhou XVII mission astronauts conducted a critical repair operation during their second spacewalk at the Tiangong space stati ... more
Tiangong Space Station's Solar Wings Restored After Spacewalk Repair by Shenzhou XVII Team
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Mar 04, 2024
The crew of Shenzhou XVII has marked a significant milestone in the history of China's manned space exploration by successfully completing their second spacewalk outside the Tiangong space station. ... more
BIT advances microbiological research on Chinese Space Station
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Jan 29, 2024
The Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT) reports its latest research project in now onboard the Chinese space station in the Mengtian experimental module. Launched aboard the Tianzhou-7 cargo space ... more
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