27 September 2012
Read an analysis by Joan Johnson-Freese and Gregory Kulacki by following this link to the AolDefence. website.
21 September 2012
Space News is reporting about the start of the design of lighter-weight telecommunications satellite platform using electric propulsion and lithium-ion batteries in China.
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24 September 2012
China joined with ASEAN Member States on Saturday to launch a co-operative science and technology plan on the side lines of the ninth China-ASEAN Expo in Nanning, capital of China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. Under the plan, key areas of co-operation would include development of national science strategies, planning and management of major scientific programmes, disaster prevention, information technology and space technology. The two sides also initiated their first co-operative programme under the plan, under which a satellite data platform based on Chinese satellite data resources would be shared with ASEAN countries to help forecast farm output, monitor the environment and anticipate natural disasters.
19 September 2012
Landing and enduring extreme temperatures will be the two biggest challenges facing Chang'e-3, China's third lunar probe, the Chief Scientist of China's lunar orbiter project told academics on Wednesday. Every effort is being made to ensure the soft-landing of the Chang'e-3 orbiter, said Ouyang Ziyuan on Wednesday in a report delivered at the 12th General Conference and its 23rd General Meeting of the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World being held in Tianjin, China. Plans have been made for Chang'e-3 to free-fall after being slowed down by counterforce as it approaches the lunar surface, Ouyang said. "The hope is that China completes the three-phase unmanned lunar probe projects of orbiting, landing and returning in 2017, so as to pave the way for a manned lunar mission in the future," said the Chief Scientist.
read the abstract of the speech on page 40/41 of the Abstract Book