08 June 2017
China is working on reusable launch vehicles and has achieved progress in some key areas, a carrier rocket official on 8 June. The processes under development include parachute-landing and propulsion-landing, said Lu Yu, Director of Science and Technology Committee of the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology (CALT) at the Global Space Exploration Conference (GLEX 2017). Reusable lift-body launchers will be developed in three stages - rocket-engine partial reusable vehicle, rocket-engine full reusable vehicle and combined cycle-engine reusable vehicle, said Lu.
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08 June 2017
China is willing to cooperate with India in space programmes but this depends on the governments deciding the extent of collaboration, a top Chinese aerospace scientist has said, playing down the so-called “space race” between the two countries. “We are very willing to cooperate with India in the field of aerospace,” said Sun Weigang, Chief Engineer of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC).
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08 June 2017
Tian Yulong, Secretary General of the China National Space Administration (CNSA), said at the Global Space Exploration Conference GLEX that commercial aerospace programs had been carried out in low Earth orbit (LEO), but those in deep space exploration would be a challenge. "In deep space exploration, we need to provide a favorable environment for middle and small-sized enterprises," he said. "The CNSA is working on enabling enterprises to become the main force of technical innovation by creating favorable laws and policies," Tian added.
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07 June 2017
China has moved ahead with its research and development of reusable horizontal take-off and landing spacecraft, and has completed tests of key components, including engines, a senior executive of the China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC), said 6 June. Progress has also been made in the research and development of reliable and cost-effective solid fuel launch vehicles, Liu Shiquan, CASIC deputy general manager, said at the Global Space Exploration Conference (GLEX 2017) on 6 June.  
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07 June 2017
During the Global Space Exploration Conference GLEX, Xu Yansong, the Head of the Department for International Cooperation of the China National Space Administration (CNSA) told Russian news agency RIA Novosti that China and Russia are discussing options for cooperation in projects for the exploration of the Moon: "We are trying to cooperate on the lunar programme, because China has its missions Chang'e-4, Chang'e-5, Chang'e-6, Russia has Luna-26, Luna-27, Luna-28. These are very similar missions, and we are discussing with Russia possible cooperation within these projects at the system level or the overall stage."
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07 June 2017
Yang Liwei, Deputy Director General of China Manned Space Agency and China's first man in space, said it will "not take long" for the manned mission to the Moon to get official approval and funding, state news agency Xinhua said late on 06 June.
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China is making preparations for manned lunar landing
07 June 2017
Yang Liwei said during a group interview at the Global Space Exploration Conference (GLEX 2017) that it will not take long for the project to get official approval and funding. Wu Yansheng, President of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC), also said that China is working on a manned lunar landing plan.
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