08 November 2022
China's next-generation rocket to carry humans is expected to make its maiden flight around 2027, said Zhao Xinguo, a senior rocket designer and head of the CALT's rocket development department. He said the new rocket, which has yet to be named, is an important backbone in China's ambitious plan to place its taikonauts on the Moon. "According to our schedule, all necessary conditions for the rocket's first launch mission will be ready in 2027," he said on Monday in Zhuhai, Guangdong province, one day ahead of the 14th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition, the largest arms show in the country.
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05 November 2022
China has completed the 1st test of a liquid-propellant rocket engine which has the largest thrust in the country, its developer AAPT announced on 05 November. The liquid oxygen-kerosene engine has a designed thrust of up to 500 t, about four times that of the current engines of the same type at service. The 500 t engine is expected to be the main propulsion on the CZ-9 rocket
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05 November 2022
On 05 November, China sent the new ChinaSat 19 communications satellite into orbit from the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre. The satellite was launched at 19:50 BJT by a CZ-3B carrier rocket. The satellite will mainly provide communications services for the important routes across the Pacific, the eastern Pacific Ocean and the west coast of North America.
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05 November 2022
The debris of the CZ-5B Y4 launcher re-entered the atmosphere at about 10:01 UTC (18:01 BJT) on 4 November 2022. The touchdown site was in waters of the south-central Pacific Ocean. Most of the components were destroyed during re-entry.
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04 November 2022
On 4 November, the State Council Information Office issued the White Paper on the Beidou Satellite Navigation System BDS. Titled "China's BeiDou Navigation Satellite System in the New Era," the White Paper said that BDS has been built into a world-class navigation system. It laid out how China plans to refine the system by improving its operation management, promoting sustainable development of BDS-based applications, and upgrading its governance in the coming years. China is committed to "building a comprehensive spatiotemporal system that is more extensive, more integrated and more intelligent on the next generation of BDS".
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03 November 2022
The hour-long transposition operation of the Mengtian space laboratory from an axial port of the Tianhe core module to a radial port was successfully completed on 03 November at 9:32 BJT. The process started with the Mengtian lab module first completing its state setting and followed by the separation from the space station combination. Mengtian next conducted transposition and docked at the side port of the core module's node cabin. This transposition marked the formation of the space station's basic T-shape configuration. The SZ-14 crew entered the module at 15:12 BJT.
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