Latest Chinese space program Stories

2008-08-19 15:00:13

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2008-08-19 09:00:00

China's solar-powered lunar probe satellite Chang'e 1 stood the test of a partial eclipse on Sunday as scientists altered its orbit and temporarily turning off some facilities.

2008-07-28 12:00:54

China to build world-class space industry in seven years BEIJING, July 25 (Xinhua) -- China aims to attain the world level in space technology development by building a comprehensive aerospace industry by 2015, the country's Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASTC) said here on Friday.

2008-07-10 09:00:09

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "1st Ld: China's Shenzhou VII Shuttle Shipped To Jiuquan for Octoberlaunch Mission"] BEIJING, July 10 (Xinhua) - China's third manned spaceship, Shenzhou VII, set to launch in October, reached the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in the northwestern Gansu Province on Thursday, a source with the launch centre said.

2008-07-03 06:00:48

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "China Makes Breakthrough in Developing Next-Generation Long March rocket"] BEIJING, July 3 (Xinhua) - China has made a breakthrough in developing its next generation of space-launch vehicle Long March V, which is scheduled for operation by 2014, said sources with the nation's launch vehicle academy.

2008-07-01 12:00:00

The research team that developed Shenzhou VII, China's third manned space launch, will start final testing after arriving at a north-western satellite launch centre in a few days, said a space mission official here on Tuesday.

2008-06-28 12:01:00

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) JIUQUAN, Northwest China, June 28 (Xinhua) - Fei Junlong and Nie Haisheng, the crew of Shenzhou spacecraft 6, carried the Olympic flame Saturday in the torch relay at the "Dongfeng Space City" in northwest China's Gansu province.

2008-06-25 09:03:19

AMSTERDAM, June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Emergya Wind Technologies NV ("EWT" or "the Company"), the Dutch wind turbine supplier, announced today that it has established a local marketing and sales company in the People's Republic of China through a joint venture with the Chinese Academy of Launch Technology ("CALT").

2007-12-03 16:23:19

China's space program has defended a photo of the moon's surface taken by its lunar probe as authentic, dismissing critics who suggested it had been copied from a similar image captured by a U.S. orbiter.

2007-11-01 16:05:00

Over a few short months, Japan, China, and India will all have lunar probes orbiting the moon, sparking talk of a new space race in Asia. China, for one, takes exception at that characterization.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.