China at technical preparation stage for Mars and asteroid exploration

04 March 2015
Ye Peijian, from the China Academy of Space Technology and Chief Scientist with the country's lunar probe mission, said Chinese space researchers had tackled some of the technical difficulties associated with the exploration of Mars and asteroids. However, he added, the projects are only at the technical preparation stage, which suggests that it will be some time before an official project is announced.

China's Moon rover Yutu still functioning but stationary

03 March 2015
China's first lunar rover Yutu (the Jade Rabbit) is still working but cannot move, Ye Peijian, Chief Scientist of China's Chang'e-3 programme told Xinhua. He said that the resilient rover had survived longer than its design life of three months. Repairing the Moon rover could be very difficult with it being 380,000 kilometers from Earth and its voltage has dropped after repetitive contraction and expansion due to the 300 degrees centigrade temperature difference between day and night on the Moon.

China will built a deep-space tracking station in Argentina

26 February 2015
Argentina’s lawmakers of the National Congress have given approval for building a Chinese satellite tracking station in the country's Patagonia province. The government of President Cristina Fernandez pointed out that with that deep-space tracking station, Argentina would be in the position to support China's efforts within the Chinese Lunar Exploration Programme CLEP.

Singapore and China will cooperate on space and satellite technology

12 February 2015
A partnership agreement was signed between the China Centre for Resources Satellite Data and Application (CRESDA) and the Centre for Remote Imaging, Sensing and Processing (CRISP) of the National University of Singapore (NUS). It is Singapore's first official collaboration with China in the field of space and satellite technology, after an agreement was signed at the sidelines of the Global Space and Technology Convention 2015 in Singapore on 12 February.

China's Beidou gets infrastructure boost on Qinghai-Tibet plateau

23 January 2015
Precision service infrastructure for China's Beidou satellite navigation system will be built on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau as part of efforts to create a nationwide base station network for high precision navigation and positioning by 2018.

Russia Signs Satellite Navigation Cooperation Agreement With China

10 February 2015
Russia and China have signed a cooperation agreement in the field of satellite navigation during the first meeting of the China-Russia Cooperation Program Committee on Satellite Navigation on 10 February. As part of the Russian agency's official visit to China, Head of Roscosmos, Igor Komarov met with the leader of China's National Space Administration, Xu Dazhe. "The first provision to set up a committee and a protocol were signed during the first working session. Igor Komarov and Xu Dazhe discussed issues of bilateral cooperation in the field of electronic components for rocket construction and building rocket engines."
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