China sciences and technology

5 OCTOBER 2019

China launches satellite that can photograph every metre of ground

The Chinese satellite, Gaofen-10, was launched at 2:51 a.m. Saturday (Beijing Time) aboard a Long March-4C rocket and entered the planned orbit successfully. It was the 314th flight mission of the Long March carrier rocket series

13 JUNE 2019

17 nations to join China’s space station

The China Space Station is set to welcome aboard nine international scientific projects from 17 countries covering a wide range of research areas, the China Manned Space Agency and the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs announced on June 12, 2019 in Vienna, Austria

5 JUNE 2019

China launches rocket from Yellow Sea platform for first time

China has launched a rocket from a mobile platform at sea for the first time, sending five commercial satellites and two others containing experimental technology into space

17 APRIL 2019

China to enhance international space cooperation

China will promote aerospace development, strengthen international cooperation and contribute Chinese wisdom, plans and strength in man’s peaceful utilization of outer space, said an official with China National Space Administration (CNSA) on Wednesday

3 JANUARY 2019

China lands spacecraft in world’s first mission to far side of moon

China reached a milestone in space exploration on Thursday (Jan 3), landing a vehicle on the far side of the moon for the first time in history, state media announced


China launches rover for first landing on far side of the moon

China launched a ground-breaking mission Saturday to land a spacecraft on the largely unexplored far side of the moon, demonstrating its growing ambitions as a space power to rival Russia, the European Union and the US

28 OCTOBER 2018

China’s First Private Rocket Launch Fails

Zhuque-1, Сhina’s first privately-built rocket failed after launching from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center Sunday

27 JUNE 2018

Man charged with illegally exporting anti-submarine devices to China

A Chinese national has been charged in the United States for conspiring with an entity affiliated with the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) to illegally ship devices used in anti-submarine warfare to China

2 JUNE 2018

China launches new Earth observation satellite

China on Saturday launched a new Earth observation satellite, Gaofen-6, which will be mainly used in agricultural resources research and disaster monitoring

23 MAY 2018

How China acquires ‘the crown jewels’ of U.S. technology

The U.S. fails to adequately police foreign deals for next-generation software that powers the military and American economic strength

24 APRIL 2018

China to launch Chang’e-5 lunar probe in 2019

China plans to launch the Chang’e-5 lunar probe next year, which is expected to bring lunar samples back to the Earth, according to Pei Zhaoyu, deputy director of the Lunar Exploration and Space Program Center of the China National Space Administration (CNSA)

9 APRIL 2018

China’s ‘space dream’: A Long March to the moon

The plunge back to Earth of a defunct Chinese space laboratory will not slow down Beijing’s ambitious plans to send humans to the moon

20 APRIL 2017

First cargo spacecraft boosts China’s space dream

 China on Thursday launched its first cargo spacecraft, Tianzhou-1, into space, a crucial step for the country in building a space station by approximately 2022

18 NOVEMBER 2016

Touchdown for Chinese astronauts after record space mission

Two mainland astronauts touched down safely on the grasslands of Ulanqab, in Inner Mongolia, on Friday, ending a month-long mission in China’s bigger quest to establish a permanent space station


Long March 5 rocket makes maiden flight

The arrival of the CZ-5 means the gap between China and the US in space has narrowed from decades to years and the game will change profoundly from now on, according to several space analysts

17 OCTOBER 2016

China successfully launches manned spacecraft Shenzhou-11 to orbiting laboratory

China has launched two astronauts into space on a mission to dock with an experimental space station. The launch marks the latest stage in the country’s developing space program


China launches second trial space station

China has moved a step forward in its ambitious pursuit of building a permanent space station, with the successful launch of its Tiangong 2 experimental space lab into orbit on Thursday night

25 JUNE 2016

China inaugurates new spaceport as it continues aggressive quest for the stars

China blasted off its Long March-7 new generation carrier rocket on a successful inaugural voyage on Saturday from a new launch centre, state media reported, as the country races ahead with an ambitious space programme

22 APRIL 2016

China approves Mars probe program

China’s Mars exploration program has been formally approved by the central authorities, Xu Dazhe, director of China National Space Administration, announced on Friday


China launches new workhorse ‘Long March’ rocket with 20 ‘micro satellites’ aboard

China on Sunday launched a new, smaller type of rocket from its “Long March” family which will be primarily used for carrying satellites aloft, state media reported, as the country races ahead with an ambitious space programme

24 OCTOBER 2014

China launches orbiter for lunar mission

China launched an unmanned spacecraft early Friday to test technologies to be used in the Chang’e-5, a future probe that will conduct the country’s first moon mission with a return to Earth.

11 JUNE 2013

China Launches 15-day Manned Space Mission

China launched a manned space mission Tuesday, continuing its ambitious goal of building its own space station. Among the many tasks to be undertaken during the 15-day flight, the astronauts will lead lectures from space to educate Chinese students. China launched the manned Shenzhou-10 spacecraft from a satellite launch center in the Gobi desert. The space craft is carrying two men and one woman and will travel through space for 15 days.