29 May 2019
Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center (JSLC), built in 1958 and located in Jiuquan City of northwest China’s Gansu Province, is China’s first and largest comprehensive space mission launch center, as well as the only manned space flight launch center in China. JSLC is mainly used to launch spacecrafts into medium and lower earth orbits and sun-synchronous orbits. It has witnessed many firsts and major achievements in China’s space exploration.
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31 May 2019
Another photo gallery with aerial and close-up photos of Mars Base Camp 1, a recently opened Mars simulation base in the barren, windswept hills of Jinchang City, Northwest China’s Gansu Province.
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29 May 2019
In May 2018, the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) published an "Announcement of Opportunity" inviting Member States to submit applications to conduct scientific experiments on board the China Space Station (CSS). Building on the widespread interest and positive results from the application process, the preliminary selection activities and the final selection process, a joint event will be held by UNOOSA and the China Manned Space Agency (CMSA) on 12 June 2019 from 13:00-14:00 at the Vienna International Centre to announce the outcome of the final selection.
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More information about the United Nations/China Cooperation on the Utilization of the CSS

29 May 2019
Namrata Goswami explains in her article for "The Diplomat" why with the landing of Chang'e 4 on the far side of the Moon "the discourse on outer space shifted forever. For nearly 50 years, since July 20, 1969, we have lived in the Age of Apollo, which enabled humanity’s first steps on the moon. When dawn broke out on January 3, 2019, we entered the Age of Chang’e, focused on long-term settlement of the lunar poles."
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29 May 2019
On 24 May 2019, at the invitation of Prof. Wang Chi, Director General of NSSC, Mr. Carlos Augusto Teixeira de Moura, the President of the Brazilian Space Agency (AEB), paid an official visit to NSSC. Prof. Wang Chi met with Mr. Moura and both sides discussed the future cooperation based on the ongoing solid bilateral collaborations in China-Brazil Earth Resources Satellite and the China-Brazil Joint Lab for Space Weather. A preliminary consensus has been reached in joint cooperation in science-driven projects and in strengthening the exchanges in the field of space science.
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28 May 2019
Ethiopia and China have signed another agreement to jointly build a communication and broadcast satellite. The agreement was signed yesterday in Addis Ababa by Dr. Solomon Belay, Director General of Ethiopian Space Science and Technology Institute, and Han Chinping, Deputy President of Chinese Rocket Company.
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