Latest Chinese space program Stories

2008-12-09 08:05:00

Next October, China and Russia plan to work together to launch two satellite probes to photograph Mars and one of its small moons.

2008-12-01 05:25:03

The Chinese Space Technology Academy announced the Monday launch of a remote sensing satellite, sent aloft on a Long March-2D carrier rocket. The Yaogan IV satellite, fired from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwestern Gansu Province, will be used for scientific research, land resources surveying,

2008-10-25 07:02:46

China said Saturday scientists have launched a scientific research satellite from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in Shanxi province. No details were given on the satellite's mission, Xinhua, the state-run Chinese news agency reported.

2008-10-11 06:00:19

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) ["1st Ld-Writethru: China To Launch FY-4 Weather Satellite Around 2013"] BEIJING, Oct.

2008-10-06 09:00:40

Accompanying satellite begins orbiting Shenzhou-7 spaceship on Sunday BEIJING, Oct. 5 (Xinhua) -- Chinese scientists on Sunday successfully directed the accompanying satellite BX-1 to begin circling the Shenzhou-7 spaceship, on an elliptical track of 4 kilometers multiplying 8 kilometers.

2008-10-05 12:00:05

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) BEIJING, Oct.

2008-09-29 14:40:54

Text of report by corporate-owned Russian military news agency Interfax-AVN website Moscow, 25 September, Interfax-AVN: Russia must think about stepping up its cooperation in space with China, according to Andrey Ionin, a corresponding member of the Tsiolkovskiy Russian Academy of Space Exploration.

2008-09-29 03:00:15

China, hailing its astronauts' successful spacewalk, has set its sights on a manned lunar landing when its current three-stage space program ends in 2020.

2008-09-28 09:40:00

On Saturday, a Chinese astronaut executed the country's first-ever spacewalk, a landmark in an impressive program with the country’s intention of challenging the United States and Russia in a swift space expansion.

2008-09-27 09:00:23

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua "Urgent": "China's Manned Shenzhou-7 Launches Small Monitoring Satellite"] BEIJING, Sept.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.