23 December 2017
The Chinese start-up One Space successfully tested an engine for its light rocket, which is set to be launched by June 2018. The test was conducted at a test range in East China's Jiangxi Province on 22 December, said Shu Chang, Chief Executive Officer of Beijing-based One Space. The engine uses solid propellants and will power the company's X-series light rockets, Shu said, adding that engineers have finished designing the rocket's main body and electrical system.
MORE...

23 December 2017
China launched a land exploration satellite into a preset orbit from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the Gobi desert at 12:14 p.m. Saturday Beijing Time. The satellite is mainly used for remote sensing exploration of land resources. A Long March-2D rocket carried the satellite into space.
MORE...

20 December 2017
An Earth observation satellite jointly developed by China and Brazil is scheduled to be launched into space in 2019, according to China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation. The China-Brazil Earth Resource Satellite-4A (CBERS-4A) will be launched by a Long March-4B carrier rocket. It will be the sixth satellite to be launched in the Earth resource satellite cooperation programme between the two sides, following the satellites CBERS-1, 2, 2B, 3, and 4.
MORE...

19 December 2017
Alcomsat 1, Algeria's first communication satellite, was successfully positioned at 24.8 degrees West longitude in geostationary orbit on 18 December. The positioning took place after eight hours of controlled flight conducted by a Chinese control center, paving the way for the satellite's further operation. Alcomsat 1 was launched on 11 December 2017.
MORE...

20 December 2017
China will solicit 20,000 messages which will be sent into space by a relay satellite for the Chang'e 4 lunar probe, according to China's Lunar and Deep Space Exploration Center. The relay satellite will be launched in the first half of 2018 and Chang'e 4 lunar probe in the latter half of next year, according to the center affiliated with the China National Space Administration. People all over the world can follow the WeChat account "slecbj" to submit their wishes from 19 December 2017 to 6 March 2018.
MORE...

19 December 2017
Chinese commercial space launch company ExPace Technology Co., one of nearly a dozen companies in China with aspirations to be China’s SpaceX, has raised a RMB 1.2 Billion (US$180 Million) series A round from eight unnamed investors. The company plans to use the latest funds to develop space launch vehicles, invest in up-stream and down-stream commercial space industry, as well as to improve its assembling capabilities, according to a company announcement. ExPace was founded in 2016 by China Aerospace Science and Industry Co. and China Sanjiang Space Industry Group Corporation CASIC as the first private company in China providing professional space launch services.
MORE...