12 March 2021
China launched its CZ-7A Y2 carrier rocket on 12 March at 1:51 BJT from the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site. It sent an experimental satellite into the planned orbit. The satellite will be mainly used for in-orbit tests of new technologies including space environment monitoring.
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11 March 2021
China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation plans to carry out four sea-based launches this year with its CZ-11 solid-propellant carrier rocket. Another one is planned from a land-born launch site. The rocket has been used before twice for sea-launch. Designers have begun to develop an upgraded version of the CZ-11, the CZ-11A, with a payload capacity of 2 t into LEO.
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10 March 2021
China actively promoted international space cooperation in 2020, offering satellite exports and launches, cooperative research and application services to the world, according to a recent report on China's aerospace industry. By the end of last year, 51 Chinese rockets had launched 59 foreign commercial satellites into space, said the 2020 Blue Book of China Aerospace Science and Technology.
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08 March 2021
Blaine Curcio of Orbital Gateway Consulting and Jean Deville of The China Aerospace Blog are reporting for SpaceWatch.Global on China's main space events of the last week. This time the two experts focus on the latest developments at Chinese satellite manufacturer Qiansheng Exploration, the news about Jielong 3's planned first launch in 2022 and a news piece by the Beijing Daily on Beijing’s commercial space ecosystem.
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09 March 2021
Leonard David has the latest news on the China-Russia lunar space cooperation on his webportal Inside Outer Space: "Russia and China have signed a memorandum of understanding to cooperate on constructing an international scientific and research station on the Moon. Dmitry Rogozin, Director General of Roscosmos, Russia’s space agency, put pen to paper and signed an MOU to cooperate with China on constructing an international scientific and research station on the Moon. China National Space Administration’s (CNSA) Director Zhang Kejian and Dmitry Rogozin, director general of Roscosmos, Russia’s space agency, put pen to paper and signed the MOU via a video conference on 9 March."
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09 March 2021
The 12th China Satellite Navigation Conference in 2021 (CSNC2021) will be held from 26 to 28 May in Nanchang, east China's Jiangxi Province, highlighting the role of spatiotemporal data, according to the China Satellite Navigation Office. The CSNC2021 will focus on the most recent technological and industrial application achievements of the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) and development trends of global navigation satellite systems (GNSS), the office said.
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