15 October 2015
SpaceNews reported that China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology - CALT is trying to export its Naga-L rocket - currently under design - to other countries like Indonesia, Sweden and Tanzania. By doing so, China could circumnavigate ITAR regulations. “We can export this vehicle to get around the ITAR regulations,” CALT's official Haoliang Yang said during the IAC 2015 in Jerusalem. “It would only be for commercial launches.”
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15 October 2015
At a recent conference on deep-space exploration in Harbin, capital of northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, Liu Jizhong, Director of the Lunar Exploration Programme and Space Engineering Center under the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense urged scientists and technologists to have a pioneering spirit. "When exploring the unknown, we should not just follow others. China should be more creative." He pointed out that China still needs to tackle key problems, such as how to go into deep space at higher speeds; generating energy and power; and developing space robots that can work in the complicated space environment.
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15 October 2015
Recently, the window glass to be used in the lighting system of China's space station has been successfully developed by Star Arrow Special Glass in Qinhuangdao, north China's Hebei Province. The first batch of products will be delivered to China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) at the end of October.
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13 October 2015
The Chinese investment fund, Cybernaut, signed yesterday at the second Chinese-Russian Expo in Harbin (China) an agreement with the Russian space technology company, Dauria Aerospace, to invest $70 million to develop 10 satellites as part of the Urban Observer project to conduct daily imaging of the world's 100 largest cities with an accuracy of 0.7 meters per pixel. A joint venture will be created in Hong Kong.
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13 October 2015
SpaceNews reported today that during the IAC2015, currently taking place in Jerusalem, Israel, Zhou Jianping, Chief Designer of the China Manned Space Programme at the China Manned Space Agency gave a talk on the plans for the Chinese Space Station. Apart from detailing the station structure, crew complement and launch vehicle for its operation, Zhou re-iterated China's wish for international participation and cooperation in the space station project.  
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12 October 2015
Today, at the 66th International Astronautical Congress in Jerusalem, Israel, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden expressed his believe that the current exclusion of China from the ISS will not last for ever. During the traditional "Heads of Space Agencies Panel" he said that the U.S. might find itself in an uncomfortable situation if it would continue without closer cooperation with China: "The reason I think that where we are today is temporary is because of a practical statement that we will find ourselves on the outside looking in, because everybody ... who has any hope of a human spaceflight program ... will go to whoever will fly their people."
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