27 February 2020
Yutu-2 rover is equipped with a Lunar Penetrating Radar (LPR) to investigate the underground it roams. A study conducted by a research team led by Li Chunlai and Su Yan at the National Astronomical Observatories of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (NAOC) reveals what lurks below the lunar far side surface. The LPR sends radio signals deep into the surface, reaching a depth of 40 meters by the high-frequency channel of 500 MHz - more than three times the depth previously reached by the Chang'e 3 lunar probe. This data allowed the researchers to develop an image of the subsurface stratigraphy of the far side of the Moon. "We found that the signal penetration at the Chang'e 4 site is much deeper than that measured by the LPR at the landing site of the Chang'e 3 probe on the near side of the Moon," said Li Chunlai, a research professor and deputy director-general of NAOC. The study was published in the latest issue of Science Advances. 
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link to article "The Moon’s farside shallow subsurface structure unveiled by Chang’E-4 Lunar Penetrating Radar" in journal Science Advances.

25 February 2020
China Satellite Navigation Office told China Daily on 24 February that it will conduct two Long March 3B carrier rocket launches, one in March and the other in May, at the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan province to send the last two third-generation Beidou satellites into geostationary orbit. The rocket to be launched in March was transported to the Xichang center on 14 February and is undergoing final inspections, the statement said, adding that about 200 engineers and technicians are working on the coming mission at the launch center. The satellite had arrived sometime earlier.
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21 February 2020
The China-France Oceanography Satellite (CFOSat) has been put into service after completing in-orbit tests, according to the Ministry of Natural Resources. During the 8-month in-orbit test, the satellite acquired high-accuracy remote sensing data with its scatterometer and wave spectrometer, and the ground stations have met the requirement of data processing, said Liu Jianqiang, Chief Scientist of the satellite.
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CNES CFOSat mission website

20 February 2020
The first flight of the Long March-5B rocket launching a trial version of China's new-generation manned spaceship is expected to take place in mid to late April, indicating the imminent start of construction of China's Space Station. The space space craft will not be manned. The rocket, the prototype core capsule of the space station and the experimental manned spaceship are currently undergoing tests at the Wenchang Space Launch Center. Also, the launch of the test crew capsule does not involve the launch of the "prototype of the core capsule of the space station". After the maiden flight of the Long March-5B, the Long March-5 carrier rocket will launch China's first Mars probe and the Chang'e-5 lunar probe later this year.
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18 February 2020
Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Khaled Abdel Ghaffar is set to establish the Satellite City Industrialization and Assembly Center sometime this year in cooperation with China, the Minster announced on 16 February - the Egyptian Space Day.
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20 February 2020
China's spacecraft tracking ship Yuanwang 5 is sailing to the Pacific Ocean from a port in east China's Jiangsu Province on 20 February for a maritime space monitoring mission. It is the first voyage of the ship this year. Before the end of the Spring Festival, the mission members were gathered and quarantined on the ship to prevent the novel coronavirus infection. They completed the preparation of medical supplies and made emergency plans. "They have examined facilities and conducted rehearsals to ensure the success of the mission," said Liu Jianfei, captain of the ship.
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