01 September 2015
The President of the Republic of Sudan, Field Marshal, Omer Al-Bashir and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping witnessed on 1 September 2015, in the Chinese capital Beijing, the signing ceremony of Space Research Cooperation Agreement. There is currently no information on the details of the agreement available.
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01 September 2015
Australia's leading space analyst, Morris Jones, gives an overview on what to expect from the next step in the Chinese space programme: the launch of the second space lab, the Tiangong 2 followed by the next manned mission. Most likely, all those new activities will happen next year. Morris Jones describes them in best possible detail.
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27 August 2015
China's Yaogan-27 remote sensing satellite was sent into space by a Long March-4C rocket on 27 August at 10:31 a.m. Beijing Time, from Taiyuan launch site in Shanxi Province, in North China. The satellite will mainly be used for experiments, land surveys, crop yield estimates and disaster prevention. It was the 207th mission for the Long March rocket family.
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24 August 2015
Chinese writer Liu Cixin has become the first Asian author to win the Hugo Award for Best Novel, receiving the 2015 honour for his book, The Three-Body Problem. The prize was announced by Taiwan-born NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren in a live feed from the International Space Station on 23 August.
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26 August 2015
During the currently on-going Moscow Air Show MAKS2015 - China's space sector enjoys big attention. Great Wall Industry Corporation has attracted Russian President Vladimir Putin to their new products - the Long March 7 carrier rocket and DFH-5 satellite platform. Putin says he will continue supporting Sino-Russian cooperation in aviation and space.
CEO of the Great Wall Industry Corporation Yin Liming echoes that his company will sign strategic cooperation agreements with a Russian state-owned technical group during the exhibition.
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20 August 2015
At the conference, held at the Harbin Institute of Technology, Liu Jizhong, director of the Lunar Exploration Programme and Space Engineering Center under the State Administration for Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence, said that China should make use of its own creativity and not simply follow the path established by others. He said there are still many challenges to be overcome in future space exploration, such as how to increase the speed of space travel and how to resolve issues of fuel and power for missions further from the Earth, as well as the use of increasingly manoeuvrable robots to allow the exploration of hostile environments.
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