05 November 2015
A photo taken on 3 November 2015 shows the robotic astronaut "Xiǎo Tiān" at the 17th China International Industry Fair in Shanghai, in East China. It is reported that the robot is able to cope with a harsh space environment and complex operational tasks. It can be applied to China's future space station, manned moon landing, etc. It can also be applied to in-orbit servicing, space exploration and other operations in an unmanned environment.
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The eleventh volume of the “Studies in Space Policy” book series, authored by ESPI Resident Fellow Marco Aliberti and published by SpringerWienNewYork, is available. It addresses China's possible ambition to send taikonauts to the Moon and elaborates on the implications at international level, by analytically focusing on strategic issues and challenges that can have a deep impact on future global relations.
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The review, commentary by Go Taikonauts! and interviews with the author and ESPI's Director can be downloaded here

The book review by Jeff Foust for "The Space Review" can be found here

 

04 November 2015
In the morning of 4 November, China put a new communication satellite into orbit from the southwestern Xichang Satellite Launch Center. The "ChinaSat 2C" satellite was launched at 12:25 a.m. and carried by the Long March-3B carrier rocket. It will provide radio, TV transmission and broadband services for the country's radio stations, TV stations, radio transmitting stations and cable networks.
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01 November 2015
A series of scientific satellites, including one to probe dark matter, will be launched later this year and next year, said Wu Ji, director of the National Space Science Center under the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).
The development of four scientific satellites is going well, Wu said recently at an event to mark the 10th anniversary of cooperation between China's Double Star space mission and the European Space Agency's (ESA) Cluster mission to investigate the earth's magnetosphere.
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03 November 2015
A model of China's Martian probe will debut at China International Industry Fair, it was announced 2 November. The 17th China International Industry Fair will open on 3 November in Shanghai, lasting until Saturday. The golden model, which is a third of its real size, has been given pride of place at China's Aerospace Science and Technology Corp.'s exhibition stand.
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30 October 2015
SpaceNews reports that "Boeing Space and Intelligence Systems has begun construction of an L-band mobile broadcasting satellite for the Chinese market under a contract with a New York-based company acting on behalf of a Cayman Islands-based, Hong Kong-traded company affiliated with China Telecom."
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