28 May 2019
On 24 May, 2019, the Chinese embassy in Rwanda handed over a China-funded satellite television project to the Rwandan government in a ceremony in Rulindo District, central Rwanda. The project will provide 6,000 households in 300 villages across Rwanda with access to digital television, as a part of the ongoing long term access to Satellite TV for 10,000 African Villages initiative.
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29 May 2019
The lander and the rover of the Chang'e 4 probe have resumed work for the sixth lunar day on the far side of the moon after "sleeping" during the extremely cold night. The lander woke up at 18:00 h on 28 May, and the rover, Yutu 2 (Jade Rabbit 2), awoke at 2:16 h on 28 May, according to the Lunar Exploration and Space Program Center of the China National Space Administration.
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24 May 2019
Venezuela plans to deliver its own nanosatellites to the orbit and hopes for assistance from Russia and China in this, President Nicolas Maduro said on 24 May. "We will invest in this project (in nanosatellites). In alliance with China and Russia, we will look for possibilities to deliver Venezuelan satellites to the orbit," Maduro said at the exhibition of innovations and technologies of the Venezuelan Armed Forces.
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23 May 2019
Chinese researchers are developing a satellite-based monitoring system capable of tracking and reporting the location of airliners in flight in nearly real time. Currently, air traffic controllers mainly rely on ground surveillance radar to track flights, but this approach is subject to many restrictions such as the radars' detection range and the absence of such equipment on the sea. In contrast, Sky Mirror will consist of a number of satellites placed in low-Earth orbit and will receive signals emitted by the ADS-B from airborne airliners, no matter where they are, and then transfer the location to ground control. Sky Mirror's first satellite will soon be launched on a Long March 11 carrier rocket to perform a two-year technological demonstration.
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23 May 2019
The attempt to launch a remote sensing Yaogan 33 satellite carried by a Long March 4C rocket from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in north China's Shanxi Province was unsuccessful on the morning of 23 May. The first and second stages of the rocket worked normally, while the third stage had abnormal operation. Based on monitoring data, the third stage of the rocket and satellite debris have fallen on the ground.
The investigation has started.
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Long March 4C launch with Yaogan Weixing-33 fails

22 May 2019
China will send six to eight new satellites of the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) into space this year, according to the ongoing tenth China Satellite Navigation Conference.
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China will publish an international English journal called "Satellite Navigation". The journal is coordinated by the Aerospace Information Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Springer Nature. The journal is open to submission and is expected to be published officially in October. The journal will be published in an open-access format and can be obtained free of charge once published.
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The output value of China's satellite navigation industry is expected to surpass 400 billion yuan (about 57.9 billion U.S. dollars) in 2020, sources at the ongoing 10th China Satellite Navigation Conference said on 23 May.
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