13 June 2017
 Pressure ratcheted up on 13 June on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government to effectively deny a Chinese firm's purchase of Canadian satellite communications company Norsat, over national security concerns. Its purchase by Hytera Communications was approved earlier this month, after a routine security analysis.
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20 June 2017 - updated: 22 June 2017
The Chinese authorities have invited the Russian Space Agency Roskosmos to take part in a project for the construction of the planned Chinese space station, however, Russia has not made a decision over this issue yet. This statement was made on 19 June by the Head of the Roscosmos State Corporation for Space Activities Igor Komarov. “They made an offer, we are exchanging proposals on the participation in projects, but they have different inclination, different orbit and the plans that differ a bit from ours. At the moment, there are agreements and plans for the future, we do not have anything concrete,” Mr. Komarov told reporters at the Le Bourget Airshow 2017 in France.
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20 June 2017
China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation is exhibiting during the 52nd International Paris Air and Space Show. The 52nd International Paris Air and Space Show kicked off on 19 June to showcase the cutting-edge technology of today and the future of the air and space industry.
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19 June 2017
A broadcasting satellite, which was launched aboard the Long March-3B carrier rocket from southwest China's Xichang Satellite Launch Center on 19 June at 12:11 a.m. Beijing time, failed to enter the preset orbit.
The exact reason for the failure of the radio and television broadcasting satellite is under investigation.
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19 June 2017
China's Tianzhou-1 cargo spacecraft completed its second docking with Tiangong-2 space lab on 19 June at 2:55 p.m. Beijing time, after flying around the space lab. Tianzhou-1 separated from Tiangong-2 in the morning of 19 June and then flew around the space lab, according to the China Manned Space Engineering Office.
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16 June 2017
Gou Lijun, a researcher at the National Astronomical Observatories of the CAS, said China missed opportunities for many discoveries as approval of Insight and its development and launch was postponed many times. However, it is the first step for China in the field of X-ray astronomy and learning how to develop and operate a space telescope, Gou said. "Although many advanced X-ray astronomical satellites from other countries are already in orbit, HXMT could still make important discoveries," said Gou. "The universe is full of surprises." Zhang Shuangnan, lead scientist of HXMT, said the launch puts China in the vanguard of international X-ray astronomy with a dozen other X-ray satellites in orbit. This is both an opportunity and a challenge for China. HXMT will both compete and collaborate with other X-ray satellites.
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