12 June 2019
A Chinese navigation exhibition opens in Vienna International Centre on 11 June, showing how the nation evolves "from compass to BeiDou" - as the exhibition is themed - in time service, surveying, mapping and navigation technologies. Videos, pictures and physical objects are now on display in the hall of Building C of the Vienna International Centre, and two exhibits would be donated to the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs after the exhibition closes after 21 June.
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11 June 2019
Dr. Namrata Goswami wrote a thoughtful analysis for "The Diplomat" to show that China's "sea-based launch will have critical policy implications for future space missions. ... The Long March 11 has significantly boosted China’s launch capabilities and added significantly to its military space power projection goals. More importantly, China met another of its stated timelines with this launch... Given China’s history of successfully meeting important announced space timelines, to include the Long March 11 launch, we need to watch carefully China’s future stated space goal timelines."
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10 June 2019
Lunar rover Yutu-2 has driven 212.99 meters on the far side of the Moon to conduct scientific exploration on unchartered territory.
Both the lander and the rover of the Chang'e 4 probe switched to its dormant mode for the lunar night late on 9 June (Beijing time), according to the Lunar Exploration and Space Program Center of the China National Space Administration.
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09 June 2019
In May, China Great Wall Industries published on its website 14 payload opportunities on its upcoming Long March rocket flights.
The offers are all for the 2020-2021 time period and comprise different launch configurations: as a shared ride, as a dedicated mission or within a cluster.
Potential customers can raise their interest via CGWI's service e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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09 June 2019
Echo Huang from webportal Quartz found out the details behind the commercial deal for the Long March 11 sea launch: "WEY, a luxury sports utility vehicle brand that’s part of Great Wall Motors, sponsored the launch of the CZ-11 WEY rocket, part of the national Changzheng, or Long March, rocket program. WEY claimed it was the first automobile firm to partner with China’s aerospace industry, and that this was also the first time a corporate brand was included on a rocket from the state-owned rocket builder, China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology."
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08 June 2019
On 8 June, China's spacecraft tracking ship Yuanwang 3 set sail for the southern Pacific Ocean from a port in east China's Jiangsu Province for upcoming satellite maritime monitoring missions. It is the second voyage of the ship this year, and the 52nd since it was put into operation more than 20 years ago. Yuanwang 7 sailed to the Pacific Ocean and Yuanwang 5 to the Indian Ocean in May, respectively. Yuanwang-6 began its first overhaul at the end of April. In 2019, China will have more than 30 space launches, and the Yuanwang fleet will operate for more than 700 days at sea.
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