06 February 2015
A group of students from Peshawar, India, arrived for a visit to China. They have been shown China's Space City in the Northwest of Beijing. CCTV shows footage of the neutral buoyancy facility for the training of China's astronaut. Also seen are Liu Yang and Yang Liwei who are talking to the Indian students.
31 January 2015
Prince of Songkla University (PSU) Phuket campus signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with China’s National Space Science Center (NSSC) on 27 January to solidify an agreement for further collaboration between the two organisations in the areas of space science and technology research. The purpose of the MoU is to establish a framework within which the institutions may collaborate and share resources; conduct joint research projects and joint seminars; sponsor short-term staff and student exchange programs and training programs; host visiting scholars; and co-supervise students’ theses.
27 January 2015
An all-system drill simulating the launch of a Chang Zheng-7 (CZ-7, or Long March-7) rocket is currently under way at the newly-built Hainan launch centre. Photos circulating on the Chinese social media show a non-flying CZ-7 drill rocket identical to that used in a real launch standing on the mobile launcher platform (MLP) at Hainan.
27 January 2015
According to Russian news agency TASS, Russia has drafted a proposal for a joint space station for the five BRICS nations: Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. "It would be useful to explore the possibility of an international manned spaceflight project with the BRICS nations within an overall strategy of entering into technological alliances," Russian experts are quoted by TASS. The document, compiled by Russia's Military-Industrial Commission, could become a subject of discussion during this year's BRICS summit.