07 August 2017
Since mid-March CMSA is publishing Tiangong 1 Target Vehicle Orbital Status Weekly Reports.
As Leonard David wrote on 5 August on internet portal Space.com, the latest predictions for Tiangong 1's uncontrolled re-entry point to January 2018.
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06 August 2017
China is struggling to find a foreign applicant to run the world’s largest radio telescope, which is odd considering they’re offering to pay them more than $1.2 million for their troubles.
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06 August 2017
Professor Sir Keith Burnett, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sheffield, spent three days in the country where he met with fellow academics and government representatives. The university already has close links with a number of Chinese institutions, including universities in Beijing and Nanjing. Its Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre is currently working on projects with the Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology, which is responsible for the Chinese space programme. “I am really delighted to see the way our university’s partnerships are growing in China with the country’s most highly-regarded universities and with industry,” Prof. Burnett said.
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02 August 2017
China's Tianzhou-1 cargo spacecraft on 01 August successfully released a cube satellite (CubeSat) while in orbit, according to China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASTC). Signals from the CubeSat were received by ground technicians right after the release, said the CASTC. The CubeSat was launched inside the Tianzhou-1 from the Wenchang Space Launch Center in south China's Hainan Province on 20 April.
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03 August 2017
Russia and China will sign a space cooperation program for 2018-2022 in autumn to jointly explore the Moon and conduct the Earth’s remote probing, Glavkosmos space launch operator told TASS on 03 August. "Work is nearing completion with the direct role of Glavkosmos to draw up a programme of Russian-Chinese space cooperation for 2018-2022, which should be signed in the autumn of 2017," the company said.
Glavkosmos is the coordinator and the contractor for a portion of the works in this programme. As Glavkosmos explained, cooperation with Chinese partners envisages the following areas: the exploration of the Moon and outer space, space vehicles and ground infrastructure, hardware components and materials, the Earth’s remote sensing data.
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28 July 2017
The China National Space Administration (CNSA) announced a goal for its team to launch a Mars Rover by 2020 with an expected landing date to the planet by 2021. The CNSA will guide the orbiting exploration and roving probe from the China's Space Command Center in Taiyuan, Shanxi Province. "The best and most direct method to look for evidence of life on Mars is to explore the surface,” said Zheng Yongchun, Associate Researcher at the National Astronomical Observatory (NAO). "Mars will be a key focus of China's deep space exploration in the future."
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27 July 2017
‘Mars village’ to be built in an arid area of Qinghai province as China plans future missions to the Red Planet.
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