19 April 2018
China will continue to strengthen international cooperation in peaceful exploration and utilization of outer space.
So far, China has signed 121 cooperation agreements with 37 countries and four international organizations, Li Guoping, a spokesman of the China National Space Administration (CNSA said at a press conference about the Space Day of China.
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19 April 2018
China anticipates a visit by the Russia’s state space agency Roscosmos, China National Space Administration Secretary-General Tian Yulong told Russian media. He explained that meetings between representatives of the Chinese and Russian space agencies take place frequently.
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19 April 2018
SpaceNews reported that - in contrast to other countries - the number of patents filed in China is on the rise: by 13.3 percent over the last five years.
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16 April 2018
Chinese are now eagerly looking to its own navigation app that's expected to debut next month and greatly improve the navigation accuracy to within a meter. Many netizens expressed the hope of shifting from GPS to China's own Beidou navigation and positioning system.
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18 April 2018
China's space scientists are exploring ways of using wireless charging systems, similar to those used for mobile phones or electric toothbrushes, in rocket design. According to Liu Fei, the project manager at the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology (CALT), dozens of devices in any rocket, including the control system and telemetry, still need to be connected with the power sources by cable. "Cables weighing hundreds of kilograms form a huge network with a wide variety of hidden dangers and a multitude of potential problems," Liu said. However, he noted that compared with small electronic products, wireless power supplies and information transmission in rockets are a very much more complicated business.
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17 April 2018
The State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense finally confirmed publicly the cause of the CZ-5 failure from last summer: a quality issue in the structure of the turbopump in the YF-77 cryogenic engines of the Long March 5 core first stage.

Already during the IAC2017 in Adelaide, Australia, China confirmed that the failure of the CZ-5 was related to the first stage's core engines. In November 2017, unofficial reports emerged that the cause of the failure was pin-pointed and the talk was about the turbo pump. Several space expert websites (compare: spaceflight101.com) wrote already earlier this year that "a structural problem causing the turbopump rotor shaft enclosure cap within one of the YF-77 engines to break off and created a blockage within the propellant line."

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