28 May 2014
China's troubled lunar rover Yutu is still alive and functional after more than five months on the moon, a lunar program official said on Wednesday. But its functionality has been weakened considerably by the bitterly cold lunar nights after the rover experienced a "mechanical control abnormality" in January, said Li Benzheng, deputy commander-in-chief of China's lunar exploration program.
28 May 2014
Nearly 200 participants from British and Chinese universities, business and government organisations will come together over the next three days to explore future co-operation on space science and technology.
26 May 2014
Russia may implement joint astronautic projects with China, Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Rogozin told journalists. "As for the period after 2020, Russia may have new astronautic projects with other partners or a broader range of partners," Rogozin said, speaking about a possible denial to renew the program of the International Space Station (ISS) after 2020. "We may take on a project with China. We've agreed upon holding negotiations with our Chinese colleagues during the upcoming Universal Exposition in the city of Harbin, China, in June," Rogozin said. Moreover, Russia may work on some projects with other countries, like India.
Rogozin, Chinese vice premier to discuss space cooperation at Technoprom forum
27 May 2014
Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin and Deputy Prime Minister of the State Council of China Wang Yang will meet on the sidelines of the Technoprom forum in Novosibirsk next month to discuss bilateral cooperation on strategic projects, including space and aircraft building, the forum's organizing committee said in a statement on Tuesday.
23 May 2014
Russia plans to sign an agreement with China this year to place ground stations of global navigation satellite system GLONASS in China and to deploy Chinese navigation satellite stations Beidou in Russia, deputy head of the Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) Sergey Savelyev said on Thursday. Russia and China see prospects for co-operation between global navigation satellite systems GLONASS and Beidou in the sphere of regional support and the development of chipsets. They consider ensuring compatibility of the national navigation systems, similar to the American GPS.