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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. According to the Beijing News, a Russian-built rocket will carry a Chinese-built probe, and a Russian satellite into space. Yinghuo 1, the Chinese probe, will carry two cameras to take photos of Mars and the Martian moon Phobos. The Chinese probe will remain attached to the Russian spacecraft for 11 months, and will separate upon entering Mars' orbit. The Chinese...

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, crop yield estimate and disaster prevention and relief, Xinhua reported. Monday's mission was the 113th launch from the country's Long March series of rockets, the report said.

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. Officials said the rocket carrier was a Long March 4B.

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. 11 (Xinhua) - China plans to launch the first satellite of the Fengyun-4 (FY-4) series by 2013, said the China Meteorological Administration (CMA) during a meeting here Friday. The FY-4 project involves the country's second-generation of geo- stationary meteorological satellites. Leading scientists and engineers...

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. It is the first time that China has succeeded in maneuvering this kind of space orbiting, official sources say. The accompanying satellite began orbiting the orbital capsule of the Shenzhou-7 at...

2008-10-05 12:00:05

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) 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 kilometres multiplying 8 kilometres. It is the first time that China has succeeded in manoeuvring this kind of space orbiting, official sources say. The accompanying satellite began orbiting the orbital capsule of the...

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. "Today we must think about who our key partners in space are. Now may well be the time to shift our gaze from the West to the East. The economic, technological and political centres are moving...

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. "When the three-phased strategy in our manned space program is completed, we will travel even further terrestrially," Wang Zhaoyao, deputy head of China's manned space program and spokesman for the spacewalk mission, told reporters after the latest mission ended Sunday with the return of the astronauts after their 20-minute spacewalk,...

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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. The astronauts arrived home and exited successfully from their capsule on Sunday. Prior to the monumental event, Zhang Jianqi, a chief engineer for China's space program, said keeping three astronauts in the spacecraft and sending one outside, is a "big test". "This is a big...

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. 27 (Xinhua) - China's third manned spaceship Shenzhou-7 launched a small monitoring satellite about two hours after an astronaut accomplished the country's first spacewalk Saturday afternoon. The satellite will orbit the orbital module of the spaceship. Originally published by Xinhua news agency,...


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