05 June 2019
China successfully launched a rocket from a mobile launch platform in the Yellow Sea off Shandong Province on Wednesday, sending two technology experiment satellites and five commercial satellites into space. A Long March-11 solid propellant carrier rocket blasted off at 12:06 p.m. from the mobile platform. It is China's first space launch from a sea-based platform and the 306th mission of the Long March carrier rocket series.
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04 June 2019
A satellite exposition opened on 04 June in Nanjing, capital city of east China's Jiangsu Province, displaying the latest navigation technologies and products of BeiDou satellites. The three-day exposition, the second China (Nanjing) BeiDou Satellite Navigation Application Expo, will attract 200 exhibitors and 5,000 visitors, according to its organizer. Over 30 scholars and academicians from the satellite and smart industries will also participate in a forum held during the expo.
China to complete BeiDou-3 satellite system by 2020
05 June 2020
China's BeiDou-3 system, a global geolocation network, is expected to be completed in 2020, with a total of 35 satellites, researchers at a conference on the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) said Jin Shuanggen, a researcher at Shanghai Astronomical Observatory, Chinese Academy of Sciences, at the second China (Nanjing) BeiDou Satellite Navigation Application Expo and Beidou Summit Forum. "Traditional satellites navigation service is hardly available in the interior of buildings, underground, underwater and other locations. The BDS system provides better accuracy in these locations," Jin said..

03 June 2019
China is set to conduct the country's first space launch from a mobile sea-based platform in its territorial waters before the end of this year, aiming to provide a new option for domestic and international clients, Li Tongyu, Long March 11's project manager said. A Long March 11 solid-propellant carrier rocket will lift off from a modified drilling rig-in the Yellow Sea off Shandong province. "This mission was initially intended as a technological demonstration of a seaborne launch, but we later decided to make it a commercial operation," Li said to China Daily in his office at the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology in southern Beijing.

01 June 2019
China intends to launch four remote Earth-observation satellites Hainan-1 by the end of 2019, according to Yang TianLiang, Director of Sanya Institute of Remote Sensing in Hainan under China’s Academy of Sciences.

02 June 2019
The new Long March 3-A payload fairing with a diameter of 4.2 meters was designed by the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC)'s China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology and has been delivered, according to a company statement published on its official WeChat account on 31 May. "Previous payload fairings with a diameter of 5 meters were built with imported materials," read the statement. "The materials, especially the core materials, used this time for a new type of payload fairing were completely domestically made, laying a solid foundation for applications for all the country's launch vehicles." The core materials are made from homegrown polymethacrylimide (PMI), a light and stable material with heat-resistance and noise cancelling capabilities, allowing full wave penetration that enables spacecraft including satellites to receive and send radio signals.

30 May 2019
The second meeting of the Kazakh-Chinese Working Group for Cooperation in Space Activities was held in Beijing. The Deputy Chairman of the Aerospace Committee of the Kazakh Ministry of Digital Development, Defense and Aerospace Industry Malik Olzhabekov held negotiations with Deputy Administrator of China National Space Administration Wu Yanhua. The sides discussed promising areas of cooperation in satellite technology applications and in the development of scientific programmes.