31 January 2019
The rover and the lander of the Chang'e 4 probe have been awakened by sunlight after a staying in "sleep mode" during the first lunar night, China National Space Administration (CNSA) announced on 31 January. The key instruments started operating automatically. The lander ended the dormant state on 30 January at 20:39 h, and the rover, Yutu 2 (Jade Rabbit-2), awoke at about 20:00 h on 29 January. Currently, the rover is located about 18 meters northwest of the lander.
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Chang'e 4 temperature readings for the far side of the Moon say: - 190ºC
31 January 2019
"According to the measurements of Chang'e 4, the temperature of the shallow layer of the lunar soil on the far side of the Moon is lower than the data obtained by the U.S. Apollo mission on the near side of the moon," said Zhang He, Executive Director of the Chang'e 4 probe project, from the China Academy of Space Technology.
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30 January 2019
China is going to send more than 50 spacecraft into space via over 30 launches this year, according to the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation's (CASC) press conference on 29 January. Also, the mission profile for the lunar sample return mission Chang'e 5 was explained.
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China's first seaborne rocket launch is scheduled for mid 2019 with a Long March-11 carrier rocket set to blast off in the Yellow Sea, said Jin Xin, Deputy Chief Commander of the rocket.
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29 January 2019
The plan for the launch of the 3rd Long March 5 rocket is fixed: Yang Baohua, vice president of the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) said at a press conference of CASC that July should see the return to flight. He explained once more the cause of the failure to the media. Also, a test version of the Long March-5B carrier rocket, which will serve China's manned space exploration mission, is under development, and the research and development of the core module of the CSS are going according to schedule, said Shang Zhi, Director of the Department of Space under CASC.
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24 January 2019
China HEAD Aerospace Technology Co. and its subsidiary HEAD Technology France (“HEAD”), announced today that they have been awarded a multi-million Euro contract through a consortium led by HEAD and its partner China Centre for Resources Satellite Data and Applications (CRESDA). The consortium won the international open tender issued by Ethiopian Space Science and Technology Institute (ESSTI) to procure a commercial Earth observation (EO) satellite ground receiving station. 
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Who got the Multi-Million Euro contract to build Ethiopian satellite ground receiving station?
26 January 2019
In November 2018, the Ethiopian government announced plan to launch its first satellite through China help in September 2019.
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29 January 2019
China will send 10 satellites to join the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) through seven separate launches this year, the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) announced on 29 January. The launches will help complete the BDS global network by 2020, said Shang Zhi, Director of the Space Department of the CASC, at a press conference, where the Blue Book of China Aerospace Science and Technology Activities was released.
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28 January 2019
China's homemade sci-fi blockbuster, The Wandering Earth, adapted from Hugo Award winner Liu Cixin's novel of the same name, has amazed space scientists and engineers as the country is striving to make breakthroughs in space exploration. The film tells a story about how humans, threatened by a dying and swelling sun, erect gigantic engines to propel the planet out of the solar system, setting it on a centuries-long journey in search of a new sun.
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