22 May 2015
China's space capabilities are ranked the fourth in the world, and the gap between the leading powers is narrowing, according to a report issued recently by a Chinese research organisation.
China is at a crucial period developing from a major power to a great power in space, says an evaluation by the Beijing Institute of Space Science and Technology Information, affiliated to the China Academy of Space Technology.
18 May 2015
The 2015 China Satellite Navigation Conference and technology and applications exhibition took place 13-15 May at the Xi’an Qujiang International Conference Center.
3000 participants came together to discuss a wide range of topics under the motto "Opening-up Connectivity Win-win".
15 May 2015
During its visit to China, Prime Minister Narendra Modi anc Xi Jinping have signed an agreement, called "Space Cooperation Outline 2015-2020".
Although, details are not reported yet, the cooperation includes remote sensing missions, space based meteorology, lunar and deep space exploration, piggy back launching, satellite navigation, education and training.
11 May 2015
Bernie McNamara, an astronomy professor for the past 40 years at the New Mexico State University, has won the first prize in this year's Joan and Arnold Seidel Griffith Observer Science Writing Contest, the oldest and most prestigious writing contest in astronomy. His article, "Tsien Hsue-shen and China's First Satellite: A Collision between Politics and Technology," will be published in the Griffith Observer in August. "Progress in science and technology does not occur in an isolated environment. It is influenced by national and to international political considerations," Bernie McNamara said. "The story of Tsien demonstrates the importance of these factors on the development of the modern Chinese space program."