U.S. Planetary Science Institute and Qian Xuesen Laboratory of Space Technology Sign Cooperation Agreement
15 December 2015
The Planetary Science Institute signed a cooperation agreement with Qian Xuesen Laboratory of Space Technology (Qian Xuesen Lab) today to advance their mutual interests in facilitating the open-ended expansion of the exploration of the solar system and to use the knowledge thus gained in supporting the expansion of human activity beyond the Earth. Both institutions also wish to advance their common interest in communicating to the public the knowledge and benefits gained through robotic and human exploration of the solar system.
16 December 2015
Chinese space industry is now working on the concept of a next-generation multipurpose crewed spacecraft vehicle. As layed out in a research paper titled “Concept Definition of New-Generation Multi-Purpose Manned Spacecraft”, the future Chinese multi-purpose crew vehicle will be a capsule-type spacecraft, capable of carrying 2 to 6 crew members to Earth orbit and beyond.
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10 December 2015
The Long March-3B carrier rocket carries communication satellite "China 1C" into the sky at Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Xichang, southwest China's Sichuan Province, on 10 December 2015. The satellite was developed by the China Academy of Space Technology and is owned by China Satellite Communications Co., Ltd. It will provide high-quality voice, data and radio and TV transmission services.
10 December 2015
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) contributed to China's successful launch of "20 satellites in one rocket" of "Long March 6" on 20 September 2015. PolyU and Aerospace Dongfanghong Development Ltd. Shenzhen jointly developed a microsatellite platform and a deployment system that was successfully applied to "Kaituo-1B", an achievement to bring low-cost aerospace technology to a wider range of civil uses. The newly developed microsatellite platform conforms to the CubeSat standards, and CubeSat is a kind of microsatellite.