13 July 2016
Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin discussed cooperation in space, nuclear power and aviation with China's Vice Premier Wang Yang. Both officials are currently in the Russian city of Yekaterinburg, where they are due to attend the third China-Russia Expo industrial exhibition. Over 280 enterprises from 10 Chinese provinces have sent applications to attend the event.
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"We’re developing an understanding for the rocket and space industry for possible interaction in such profound and technologically complex projects as the future exploration of the Moon, Mars and piloted cosmonautics," the Russian vice-premier said. In Rogozin’s opinion, both countries have the potential to implement such impressive projects as trust exists both at the political level and at the level of specialists solving these issues.
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12 July 2016
China's new generation of space tracking ship, the Yuanwang-7, which will perform maritime tracking of manned spaceflight Shenzhou-11 and other space missions later this year, was formally launched on 12 July after a 60-day trial period. The vessel, designed by China, marks a new high for China's space tracking technology.
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12 July 2016
China will launch a Water Cycle Observation Mission (WCOM) satellite around 2020, to help in forecasting hydrological events including flood and drought. As the International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGRSS) 2016 kicked off in Beijing on 11 July, China announced its plans for the WCOM satellite, the first geoscientific satellite to provide integrated observation of key elements of the global water cycle.
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08 July 2016
China's second orbiting space lab Tiangong-2 has been delivered to the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center for final preparations. It will now be assembled and tested ahead of its scheduled launch later this year. Scientists have designed the Tiangong-2 to carry out more challenging tasks than its predecessor, and is expected to help China's space mission make its next big leap.
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12 July 2016
Forty high school students from Laiyuan in Hebei Province are getting a chance to be close to China's latest aerospace technology during their themed summer camp, which started on 11 July 2016, at the China Academy of Aerospace Aerodynamics (CAAA) in Beijing. During the week-long summer camp, the CAAA will arrange guided tours to showcase wind tunnels and the Caihong (CH, or rainbow in English) series unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), both major lines of business for the CAAA.
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08 July 2016
ESA and China have launched the fourth phase of the collaborative Dragon programme in Wuhan City, on the Yangtze River, which recently experienced major floods witnessed by Europe’s Sentinel-1 satellite. ESA and representatives of China’s Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) met in Wuhan to sign the cooperation agreement, which begins the fourth phase of the collaborative Dragon programme. As a joint undertaking between ESA and the National Remote Sensing Centre of China (NRSCC), under MOST, the programme promotes the use of ESA, Third Party Mission, Copernicus Sentinels and Chinese Earth observation satellite data within Europe and China, for science and applications.  
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