13 June 2016
China has chosen two men as the two astronauts who are due to launch aboard the spacecraft Shenzhou-11 during this year’s fourth quarter. The challenging mission, which will last 30 days, will involve the spacecraft docking with the Tiangong-2 experimental space station.
10 June 2016
There is a debate on whether the end-of-live of the Tiangong space laboratory and a consequently uncontrolled re-entry exposes a danger for people on Earth.
Leonard David is compiling the different views about the situation.
13 June 2016
China launched its 23rd satellite to support its global navigation and positioning network on 12 June at 11:30 p.m. The satellite, launched from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province, was taken into orbit by a Long March-3C carrier rocket. The satellite, after entering its designed work orbit and finishing in-orbit testing, will join others already in orbit and improve the stability of the system, preparing for BDS to offer global coverage.
Long March 3C launches BeiDou-2 G7
12 June 2016
08 June 2016
"At the end of June China will launch its first Long March 7 rocket, which is part of a new generation of launch vehicles designed to take China’s space program ambitions to the next level. The new rockets, developed by the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology (CALT) under the China Aerospace Science And Technology Corporation (CASC), aim to provide increased reliability and adaptability, lower costs and preparation time, as well as allowing much heavier payloads to be put in orbit." Andrew Jones of gbtimes has all the details on the most important CZ-7 characteristics.