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China tools up for Asian space race
Hong Kong (AFP) July 12, 2009
Forty years after the United States landed a man on the moon, China's fledgling space programme is racing to get to the lunar surface before an American return and ahead of its Asian rivals. The United States - the only country to have sent men to the moon - is hoping to touch down on the lunar surface again by 2020, almost a generation after it first completed six historic manned lunar ... read more

China to launch Mars space probe
Shanghai, China (UPI) May 29, 2009
China's first Mars probe has completed testing and is on target for launch, the Shanghai Academy of Space Flight Technology said Friday. The Yinghuo-1 is to be launched later this year by a Russian carrier rocket and will go into orbit around Mars in 2010 after a 10-month, 236-million mile journey, Xinhua, China's state-run news agency, reported Friday. Yinghuo -- Chinese for ... more
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  • China To Launch First Mars Probe In Second Half Of 2009
    Shanghai, China (XNA) Jun 01, 2009
    China's first Mars probe, Yinghuo-1, is expected to be launched in the second half of this year, an official of the Shanghai Academy of Space flight Technology (SAST) has said. The probe had passed test of the research phase, Zhang Weiqiang, deputy secretary of SAST Committee of the Communist Party of China, told the third Shanghai International Aerospace Technology and Equipment Exhibitio ... more

    China Launches Yaogan VI Remote-Sensing Satellite
    Taiyuan, China (XNA) Apr 27, 2009
    China on Wednesday launched a remote-sensing satellite, "Yaogan VI," from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in north Shanxi Province. The satellite was successfully launched into the space on a Long March 2C carrier rocket at 10:55 a.m., the center reported. It will be mainly used for land resources survey, environmental surveillance and protection, urban planning, crop yield estim ... more

    China Able To Send Man To Moon Around 2020
    Beijing (XNA) Mar 12, 2009
    A Chinese astronautics professor said Tuesday the country is capable of sending astronauts to moon around 2020. "The key technology problem is the 'returning'", said Xu Shijie, a professor from the Beijing University of Aeronautics, explaining that the country's three-stage moon mission could be defined as "orbiting", "landing" and "returning". The third stage will last from 2017 to ... more

    China To Launch 15 To 16 Satellites In 2009
    Beijing (XNA) Mar 10, 2009
    China plans to launch 15 to 16 satellites this year, Zhang Jianqi, deputy chief commander of the manned space project, said here Monday. "Though the global financial crisis is taking toll on world economy, it has no impact on China's space programs," Zhang, a deputy to the National People's Congress (NPC), the country's top legislature, told media. China is at present "batch-producin ... more

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    Long March 5 Will Have World's Second Largest Carrying Capacity
    Beijing (XNA) Mar 04, 2009
    A Chinese space expert said here on Tuesday that China's Long March 5 large-thrust carrier rocket, currently under development and scheduled to be put into service in 2014, uses less fuel for the same load than any other rocket in the world except Boeing's Delta 4 Heavy. The jumbo rocket's "carrying capacity factor" - a key parameter reflecting rocket's performance - was "the world's secon ... more

    Shenzhen To Build 4 To 5 Satellites Every Year
    Beijing (XNA) Mar 04, 2009
    The aerospace industry is expected to one day become the new growth engine of Shenzhen's economy with the establishment of a satellite manufacturing company on Sunday. Upon completion, Shenzhen Aerospace Spacesat Co. Ltd. is expected to develop six to eight types of satellites and produce four to five satellites every year. The satellites will be used for global navigation, telecommunicati ... more

    New Space Launch Center To Be Built In China's Southernmost Hainan
    Beijing (XNA) Mar 03, 2009
    China will start the construction of a new space launch center in the southernmost Hainan Province in the near future, according to military sources. The State Council and the Central Military Commission approved the new space launch center at the end of 2008. It features high carriage efficiency, high launch capacity, and low launch costs, said the sources. The new space launch cent ... more

    China's New Geo-Stationary Weather Satellite Finishes Testing
    Beijing (XNA) Mar 03, 2009
    China's new geo-stationary meteorological satellite, Fengyun-2E, finished in-orbit testing at the end of February, the China Meteorological Administration (CMA) said Monday. "Fengyun-2E demonstrated stable operation and successfully performed all its functions, including image capture and broadcast, data collection and space environment monitoring," said CMA official Zhao Licheng. ... more

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