08 November 2015
Russian and Chinese experts are discussing the possibility of creating a global low earth orbit (LEO) satellite system called the Star of Happiness, director general of the Information Satellite Systems Nikolay Testoedov told RIA Novosti Sunday.
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09 November 2015
China's Yaogan-28 remote sensing satellite was sent into space on 08 November at 3:06 p.m. from Taiyuan launch site in Shanxi Province, north China. The satellite will be used for experiments, land surveys, crop yield estimates and disaster relief.
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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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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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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

 

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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