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        China Space News
        November 02, 2020
        China Focus: 18 reserve astronauts selected for China's manned space program

        Wuhan, China (XNA) Oct 23, 2020
        China's manned space program has entered the mission preparation stage with the selection of a new group of 18 reserve astronauts. According to the China Manned Space Agency (CMSA), the reserve astronauts, including one female, have been selected recently from 2,500 candidates. Among them are seven spacecraft pilots, seven space flight engineers and four payload experts. Flight engineers and payload experts have been selected for the first time as reserve astronauts to meet China's space station c ... read more
        State-owned space giant prepares for giant step in space
        Beijing (XNA) Oct 20, 2020
        China Aerospace Science and Industry Corp, a State-owned space conglomerate, has made many strides in its commercial space businesses, according to a company executive. Fu Zhimin, chief techni ... more
        China's Xichang launch center to carry out 10 missions by end of March
        Beijing (XNA) Oct 13, 2020
        Southwest China's Xichang Satellite Launch Center will carry out 10 space launches including the Chang'e 5 lunar probe by the end of March next year, a center official said on Monday. The cent ... more
        Eighteen new astronauts chosen for China's space station mission
        Beijing (XNA) Oct 01, 2020
        The third batch of Chinese astronauts has been selected for the nation's coming space station mission, the China Manned Space Agency said on Thursday morning. The 18 new astronauts - 17 men an ... more
        NASA chief warns Congress about Chinese space station
        Washington (AFP) Sept 23, 2020
        NASA chief Jim Bridenstine told lawmakers Wednesday it was crucial for the US to maintain a presence in Earth's orbit after the International Space Station is decommissioned so that China does not gain a strategic advantage. ... more
        China's new carrier rocket available for public view
        Shanghai (XNA) Sep 18, 2020
        Spacecraft enthusiasts can catch a glimpse of a newly developed commercial Chinese rocket at the ongoing China International Industry Fair in Shanghai. The medium-sized carrier rocket was deve ... more
        China sends nine satellites into orbit by sea launch
        Qingdao, China (SPX) Sep 16, 2020
        China successfully sent nine satellites into planned orbit at the Yellow Sea Tuesday. The nine satellites, belonging to the Jilin-1 Gaofen 03-1 group, blasted off atop a Long March-11 carrier ... more
        Chinese spacecraft launched mystery object into space before returning to Earth
        Moscow (Sputnik) Sep 11, 2020
        The People's Republic successfully launched a reusable spacecraft into space atop a Long March-2F carrier rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the Gobi Desert last Friday, with Chinese ... more
        China's reusable spacecraft returns to Earth after 2 days
        Beijing (Sputnik) Sep 07, 2020
        The Chinese reusable experimental spaceship has successfully returned to Earth having spent two days in the orbit, Chinese news agency Xinhua reported on Sunday. The reusable spaceship was lau ... more
        Mars-bound Tianwen 1 hits milestone
        Beijing (XNA) Aug 31, 2020
        China's Tianwen 1 Mars probe had traveled 100 million kilometers as of Friday morning, according to the China National Space Administration. The administration said in a statement that the spa ... more
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        China's Mars probe over 8m km away from Earth
        Beijing (XNA) Aug 24, 2020
        China's Mars probe Tianwen-1 has traveled more than 8 million km away from Earth and is functioning normally, according to the Lunar Exploration and Space Program Center of the China National Space ... more
        China seeks payload ideas for mission to moon, asteroid
        Beijing (XNA) Aug 07, 2020
        China is soliciting ideas for payloads aboard its proposed missions to the moon, an asteroid and a comet, according to the China National Space Administration. It is asking for primary, middle ... more
        China marching to Mars for humanity's better shared future
        Beijing (XNA) Jul 24, 2020
        With the carrier rocket Long March-5 lifting off from the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site on Thursday, China's Mars probe Tianwen-1 has embarked on its maiden voyage to brave the challenge of orbiti ... more
        From the Moon to Mars: China's long march in space
        Beijing (AFP) July 23, 2020
        China launched a rover to Mars on Thursday, another milestone for its space programme after putting humans into orbit and landing a probe on the Moon. ... more
        Tianwen 1 probe to soon blast off for Mars
        Beijing (XNA) Jul 16, 2020
        Tianwen 1, a Chinese Mars probe, has been transported to Hainan province, where it is set to be launched atop a Long March 5 carrier rocket in the coming days, according to the China Academy of Spac ... more
        China's newest carrier rocket fails in debut mission

        Jiuquan, China (XNA) Jul 13, 2020
        The debut mission of Kuaizhou 11, the newest in China's carrier rocket fleet, failed on Friday, according to its maker. The rocket blasted off at 12:17 pm at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwestern China's Gobi Desert to send two small satellites to two different orbits. During its flight, some abnormalities emerged and resulted in failure, China Aerospace Science and Industry Corp, one of the nation's major space contractors, said in a statement, adding that engineers are investigatin ... read more
        China's tracking ship wraps up satellite launch monitoring
        Beijing (XNA) Jun 25, 2020
        Yuanwang-6 - China's space-tracking ship, Yuanwang-6, has completed maritime monitoring for the last satellite launch of the country's BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) in the Pacific Ocean o ... more

        Final Beidou launch marks major milestone in China's space effort
        Beijing (XNA) Jun 24, 2020
        The final satellite to complete the third-generation network of China's Beidou Navigation Satellite System was launched on Tuesday morning, marking a milestone in the nation's space endeavor. ... more
        Satellite launch center Wenchang eyes boosting homestay, catering sectors
        Wenchang, China (SPX) Jun 17, 2020
        Homestay and catering industries related to aerospace are expected to be developed in Wenchang township, the location of China's fourth satellite launch center in tropical Hainan province, according ... more
        Private investment fuels China commercial space sector growth
        Paris, France (SPX) Jun 05, 2020
        In its latest research titled "China Space Industry Report," Euroconsult provides in depth analysis of how commercialization is driving both growth and technology advances in the Chinese space secto ... more
        More details of China's space station unveiled
        Beijing (XNA) Jun 03, 2020
        After the successful maiden flight of the Long March-5B large rocket and the testing of China's new-generation manned spaceship, more details of China's space station have been unveiled. The s ... more
        China space program targets July launch for Mars mission
        Beijing (AFP) May 25, 2020
        China is targeting a July launch for its ambitious plans for a Mars mission which will include landing a remote-controlled robot on the surface of the red planet, the company in charge of the project has said. ... more
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