06 November 2017
China launched two state-of-the-art satellites into space, marking the global network expansion of its Beidou Navigation Satellite System. Beidou will lead the world and outperform the GPS system by around 2020 when Beidou goes global, Chinese space experts said. "Technology has significantly improved the performance of the Beidou-3, with the signal accuracy in space higher than half a meter," said Yang Changfeng, the system's Chief Designer.
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06 November 2017
Early next year, the uncrewed Chinese space laboratory, Tiangong 1, is expected to re-enter the atmosphere following the end of its operational life, during which most of the laboratory module should burn-up. ESA will host a test campaign to follow the re-entry, which will be conducted by the Inter Agency Space Debris Coordination Committee (IADC).
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Tiangong 1 status reports on CMSA website

06 November 2017
China launched two BeiDou-3 satellites into space via a single carrier rocket to support its global navigation and positioning network at 19:45 h on 5 November. The satellites were aboard a Long March-3B carrier rocket which took off from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in the southwestern province of Sichuan. This is the first two BeiDou-3 satellites launched by China, as its self-developed BeiDou Navigation Satellite System officially began to expand into a global network.
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03 November 2017
China is going to expand its activities in the field of space exploration. China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation will build a new spaceship that is said to conceptually correspond to the Space Shuttle program of the USA or the Buran project of the Soviet Union. In the future, the made-in-China spaceship will be able to take people into space, deliver payload into orbit and then return to Earth. Thus, the Chinese spaceship will most likely be identical to US Space Shuttle and Soviet Buran reusable space vehicles.
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03 November 2017
The concept of building a "community of shared future for mankind," proposed by Chinese President Xi Jinping, has recently been written into United Nations security resolutions for the first time. The Committee of Disarmament and International Security of the 72nd Session of UN General Assembly on Monday approved two draft resolutions on the prevention of an arms race in outer space: "No first placement of weapons in outer space" and "Further practical measures for the prevention of an arms race in outer space." Both incorporated the concept of building a "community of shared future for mankind."
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03 November 2017
China is expected to be the world's first country to build a practical solar power station in space, as long as it keeps investing in research and development, according to Li Ming, a research fellow from China Academy of Space Technology. "China's entered the top ranks in research of space solar power after decades of research which has significantly narrowed the gap with other leading countries," Li Ming said.
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