17 September 2019
Two Russo-Chinese agreements on cooperation in lunar research were signed on 17 September 2019 in Saint Petersburg as part of the 24th Meeting of the Russian and Chinese Heads of Government. The documents were signed by Roscosmos Director General Dmitry Rogozin and the Head of China National Space Administration Zhang Kejian. One of the signed agreements is connected with creating and operating a joint Data Center for Lunar and Deep Space Research. The second document deals with the cooperation to coordinate the Russian Luna Resurs-1 spacecraft with the Chinese Chang'e 7 Moon polar research mission.
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16 September 2019
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China from space: Satellite images of Guizhou
12 September 2019

High-res video imagery from space - including the "heart beat" of the universe as captured by FAST.
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16 September 2019
Pakistan plans to send its first astronaut to space by 2022 with the help of its close ally China, Minister for Science and Technology has said. The selection process for the astronaut would start in 2020, Federal Minister for Science and Technology, Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said on 15 September. China would collaborate with Pakistan in its space mission, Fawad was quoted as saying by the News International reported.
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17 June 2019
The Chinese space industry has a long and storied history with the Chinese government—specifically, it was almost entirely government-owned until 2014. As an indication of its state-ownership, almost all significant Chinese space companies are headquartered in Beijing, with most of them headquartered in the Western half of the city.
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12 September 2019
Professor Yang Yuguang of the China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation talked with CGTN's Elaine Reyes about the latest achievements, and future prospects, of China's space programme. He summarised the status of Chang'e 4, including the known facts about the substance found by Yutu 2. Prof. Yuguang congratulated India on the accomplishments with Chandrayaan 2. At the end of the interview he briefly touched on the topic of Chinese private space efforts.
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17 June 2019
The space industry’s biggest fundraising story over the past 5 years has been the enormous increase in the number of constellations aiming to offer broadband services from Low Earth Orbit (LEO). While most of the funding has gone to western constellation companies, China has been eyeing these developments with some interest, and a handful of Chinese companies have emerged aiming to offer a similar constellation business model. Who are these Chinese LEO constellations?
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WestEastSpace.com is a newly established content distribution platform. The published articles reflect on news and trends in the space industry, highlighting companies, new technologies, and people. A special focus is on the Asian market and Asian national space programmes.