10 April 2017
Chinese space tracking ship Yuanwang 7 started its maritime space monitoring and communication mission for Tianzhou-1, China's first cargo spacecraft, on 10 April in the morning.
Yuanwang 7 is sailing into the Pacific Ocean, the first time for the ship to carry out a journey independently. During its maiden voyage in July 2016, the ship was accompanied by Yuanwang-6.
07 April 2017
Astronauts of the Shenzhou 11 spacecraft were honored on March 31 for being 2016's top influencers. The award is given by Hong Kong-based Phoenix TV to those who have greatly influenced people in the country and beyond. They were hailed as the best presentation of the Chinese spirit by the public who selected them for the award.
In its 11th year, the award ceremony is held annually to honor more than 100 celebrities and leading figures from all walks of life for their contribution to society. This year, a total of 11 people and groups won the award from the fields of sports, science, literature, architect, movies and public affairs.
06 April 2017
China is contemplating developing cooperation with Russia with respect to space debris, China’s National Space Administration Secretary-General Yulong Tian told Russian news agency Sputnik during the 33rd Space Symposium in Colorada Springs, U.S. "We have established a China-Russia joint committee that is under the Prime Minister. Our future cooperation will be focusing on the launch vehicle, joint development and exploration projects," Tian explained.