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China’s space program was dealt another setback on Monday when it lost a $250 million Earth observation satellite just days after successfully launching its first lunar rover.
Two days after launching from the Gobi Desert aboard a Long March 2F rocket, China’s Shenzhou-10 spacecraft has docked with the country’s Tiangong-1 orbiting space module, according to state media.
China's space program said in a statement on Thursday it will be launching a new spacecraft, along with three astronauts, this summer.
China just keeps on keeping on with its space program, sending off its Tianlian I-03 satellite into orbit on Thursday.
China said on Wednesday that it will launch an unmanned spacecraft early next month that will attempt to dock with an experimental module.
A Chinese official said on Tuesday that the country plans to launch an experimental spacecraft next week that will be a big step in developing its first space station.
The increasingly ambitious country is gearing up to build rockets for its budding space program with an eye towards landing astronauts on the moon.
Chinaâ€™s second lunar probe entered the moonâ€™s orbit Saturday, three years after its first successful lunar probe launch, which remained in orbit for 16 months.
A new super-powerful engine is being considered by Chinese engineers for the next generation of space rockets, according to officials.
China on Monday started construction on its newest space center on Hainan island.
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