20 October 2022
China's largest-thrust vacuum liquid oxygen and methane engine, developed by LandSpace, has successfully completed its full-system test firings which lasted for 20 seconds. The engine maintained stable operations throughout the test, media reports said on 19 October.
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18 October 2022
The Shenzhou 14 crew currently on the China Space Station watched the live broadcast of the opening of the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China and applauded the country's ambitious space exploration plan in the report.
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18 October 2022
In this episode of the DongfangHour channel, Jean Deville is summerising everything that's known to date on China's future lunar exploration plans: the Chang'e 6, 7 and 8 missions, the ILRS, and of course, sending a taikonaut to the lunar surface. Everything Jean is reporting here is based on facts and found on the internet (openly available Chinese sources).
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13 October 2022
What is the status on the International Lunar Scientific Station (ILRS), initiated by Russia and China? Leonard David summarises the known information in an article on his webportal Inside Outer Space: "According to Russia’s TASS news agency, the forthcoming inking of a formal agreement on the ILRS was detailed by Anatoly Petrukovich, head of Russia’s group of ILRS experts. Petrukovich discussed details at the now underway XIII Moscow Symposium on the Study of the Solar System, as also noted by the informative Novosti-Kosmonavtiki news site."
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15 October 2022
The remote sensing satellite Yaogan 36 was launched on board a CZ-2D carrier rocket on 15 October at 03:12 BJT from the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre. The satellite successfully entered the planned orbit.
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13 October 2022
China launched the S-SAR01 satellite on 13 October at 6:53 BJT. The CZ-2C rocket took off from Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre. The environmental satellite has entered the preset orbit. By obtaining 5-m resolution S-band radar image data, the satellite will support disaster prevention, reduction, relief, and environmental protection. It will also serve natural resources, water conservancy, agriculture, forestry, earthquakes, and other fields. Its primary users will be the Ministry of Emergency Management and the Ministry of Ecology and Environment.
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