Chang'e shows us the Earth and the Moon

29 October 2014
A photo taken by the Lunar orbiter Chang'e 5-T1 shows the Earth together with the Moon. Chang'e 5-T1 is expected to return to the Earth on 1 November.

Chinese lunar orbiter prepares for home trip

27 October 2014
China's experimental spacecraft, designed to fly around the moon and back to Earth, entered lunar orbit on Monday and is making necessary preparations for its trip back home. The orbiter, launched Friday last week atop an advanced Long March-3C rocket, entered the Moon's gravitational sphere of influence Monday at noon, and is expected to remain there for the next 32 hours.

For the respective CCTV report "Experimental orbiter prepares for home trip" with statement by Zhou Jianliang, Chief Engineer at the Beijing Aerospace Control Centre.

China launches experimental satellite - making it the third launch within a week

27 October 2014
China successfully launched an experimental satellite into preset orbit from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in its northwestern Gobi desert on Monday. The Shijian-11-08 was boosted by a Long March-2C carrier rocket at 2:59 p.m. Beijing Time.

More on this launch by Rui C. Barbosa on NASA

Chang'e 4 / Chang'e 5-T1 is on its way to the Moon

23/24 October 2014
China launched today its Chang'e 4 (Chang'e 5-T1) lunar mission. It marks the start of the 3rd Phase of China's Lunar Exploration Programme.
Emily Lakdawalla from The Planetary Society has some details on her blog:
On board is the 4M amateur radio payload - the first private lunar space mission project. 4M - Manfred Memorial Moon Mission - is dedicated to the late founder and CEO of OHB Systems AG Bremen. The mission is a lunar flyby of a spacecraft that is attached to the last stage of a Chinese Long March 3C rocket. SpaceFlightNow is reporting on this 4M project. Congratulation to China! Congratulation to OHB/LuxSpace!

MDA expands Radarsat business in China

23 October 2014
MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates (MDA) has signed two contracts with EarthSTAR, a subsidiary of EarthView Image, totaling approximately CA$10 million. The first contract is a multi-year extension of Radarsat-2 distribution rights. In addition, the contract includes exclusive distribution rights for China, effective November 11, 2014. The Radarsat-2 information will be used to support government and commercial users in China in areas such as land use management, environmental monitoring, subsidence monitoring, and disaster response.

China's new lunar mission to test Chang'e-5 technology about to launch this week

22 October 2014
China will launch a new lunar mission this week to test technology likely to be used in Chang'e-5, a future lunar probe with the ability to return to Earth. The experimental spacecraft launched this week is expected to reach a location near the moon and return to Earth, according to a source with the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense on Wednesday.

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