02 September 2015
China obtained detailed images of a planned Moon landing site on 9 September, where a future Chang'e-5 mission is expected to conduct a soft landing and collect samples. The pictures, with a resolution of 1 meter, were captured by an orbiting service module put in place by the country's returned unmanned lunar orbiter launched in October last year, according to a statement by the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence (SASTIND).
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01 September 2015
The President of the Republic of Sudan, Field Marshal, Omer Al-Bashir and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping witnessed on 1 September 2015, in the Chinese capital Beijing, the signing ceremony of Space Research Cooperation Agreement. There is currently no information on the details of the agreement available.
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01 September 2015
Australia's leading space analyst, Morris Jones, gives an overview on what to expect from the next step in the Chinese space programme: the launch of the second space lab, the Tiangong 2 followed by the next manned mission. Most likely, all those new activities will happen next year. Morris Jones describes them in best possible detail.
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26 August 2015
During the currently on-going Moscow Air Show MAKS2015 - China's space sector enjoys big attention. Great Wall Industry Corporation has attracted Russian President Vladimir Putin to their new products - the Long March 7 carrier rocket and DFH-5 satellite platform. Putin says he will continue supporting Sino-Russian cooperation in aviation and space.
CEO of the Great Wall Industry Corporation Yin Liming echoes that his company will sign strategic cooperation agreements with a Russian state-owned technical group during the exhibition.
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27 August 2015
China's Yaogan-27 remote sensing satellite was sent into space by a Long March-4C rocket on 27 August at 10:31 a.m. Beijing Time, from Taiyuan launch site in Shanxi Province, in North China. The satellite will mainly be used for experiments, land surveys, crop yield estimates and disaster prevention. It was the 207th mission for the Long March rocket family.
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24 August 2015
Chinese writer Liu Cixin has become the first Asian author to win the Hugo Award for Best Novel, receiving the 2015 honour for his book, The Three-Body Problem. The prize was announced by Taiwan-born NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren in a live feed from the International Space Station on 23 August.
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