10 February 2017
China is set to launch its first remote-sensing satellite capable of detecting large lighted structures on the ground at night. The satellite, to be launched this year, will be capable of detecting large lighted structures on the ground within its designated observation area, such as bridges over the Yangtze River, Li, a professor of remote-sensing surveys at the university and an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, said.

30 January 2017
China's plans for deep-space exploration included two Mars missions and one Jupiter probe. China plans its first Mars probe by 2020, said Wu Yanhua, Vice Director of the China National Space Administration. A second Mars probe will bring back samples and conduct research on the planet's structure, composition and environment, Wu said. Also on the agenda are an asteroid exploration, and a fly-by of the Jupiter system.

29 January 2017
China has released a short list of eight names for the country's first Mars spacecraft, which is scheduled to launch by 2020. China plans to launch its first Mars spacecraft by 2020, which will orbit, land and explore the Red Planet.

26 January 2017
Chinese carrier rocket designers are using their knowledge and expertise to tap into the public's demand for fresh and clean air. The China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology in Beijing, a major developer of the nation's carrier rockets and ballistic missiles, will soon put on the market an air purifier that developers say incorporates a host of cutting-edge technologies used on rockets.

28 January 2017
During the annual Spring Festival CCTV Gala, China's 11 taikonauts made an impressive appearance. They hoisted the Chinese flag and introduced themselves before they left their hand prints in moulds which are going on display in the museum. The sequence can be watched on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JstAUsmGuKA from 03:28:40 - 03:33:06. (for all China Kong-Fu fans - here is a performance in highest perfection - see: 02:59:30 - 03:04:35)

25 January 2017
A team of scientists from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)developed and built the tiny 85cm long camera pointing system for the Chang'e 3 mission - the first such instrument made in Hong Kong for China’s lunar exploration programme. The team was led by Prof. Yung Kai-leung, Associate Head of the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering. Tasked with developing the camera pointing system by the China Academy of Space Technology, he and his colleagues faced a number of daunting challenges.