30 March 2019
China's lunar rover Yutu 2 woke itself up at 20:28 h on 29 March and re-established communications with its relay satellite. According to the China National Space Administration, the lunar rover resumed its scientific exploration mission. The rover has already surpassed its expected design life, and its developers are working to ensure that it will be able to continue its lunar exploration mission and the collection of scientific data.
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29 March 2019
France24 reports that two week long talks by UN experts on a space peace treaty ended on 29 March in Geneva without results. 25 nations have been involved, among them China, Russia and the US.
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28 March 2019
As an important part of 2019 China Space Conference, the Space Achievement Exhibition in Celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the Founding of People’s Republic of China will be held in Hunan International Convention and Exhibition Center (Mango Hall). Themed with Space Dream to Chase, Co-operate to Win, the exhibition showcases iconic achievements and industrial fruits of China’s space industry. Guided by CNSA and China Association for Science and Technology, organized by Chinese Society of Astronautics and China Space Foundation, the 2019 China Space Conference will be held from 23-29 April in Changsha city, Hunan Province, China.
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27 March 2019
Rui C. Barbosa reported today on NASASpaceflight.com: "The second orbital launch attempt for a private Chinese company has failed. OneSpace Tech’s OS-M Chongqing launch vehicle was attempting to orbit the small Lingque-1B technology demonstration satellite from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center. The launch took place at 09:32 UTC but failed shortly after entering second stage flight."
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28 March 2019
Shu Chang, CEO of OneSpace Technology, a space-focused startup based in Beijing, said his company is determined to continue with its research and development of carrier rockets and will also continue fulfilling launch schedules this year. "We will endeavor to launch another OS-M carrier rocket, as well as two to three OS-X suborbital rockets before the end of this year," Shu said late Wednesday at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the Gobi Desert, where the first OS-M rocket mission was undertaken.
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27 March 2019
China has successfully completed a gas generator-turbopump test of the Long March 9 heavy-lift rocket engine, laying the foundation for future development of its heavy-lift launch vehicle programmes, the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) announced 26 March.
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