Deputy Secretary General of China Arms Control and Disarmament Association: Countries should shoulder joint responsibility for outer space
21 April 2014
Outer space is a unique resource for humanity. Managed sustainably, space activities will affect not only current interests, but also the future of the entire world. Countries should have an equal right to peaceful uses of outer space, and at the same time should also shoulder joint responsibility for its security.
18 April 2014
Engineers are desperately trying to revive China's crippled lunar rover Jade Rabbit as fears grow that its mission could be over.
Engineers now say a blockage in the power circuitry is to blame and are looking to bypass it. Professor Wang Jianyu, Deputy Secretary General with the Chinese Society of Space Research, said the electrical current was blocked "so the main driving mechanism cannot be powered up".
17 April 2014
A leading space research group in China released the country's first assessment of the current situation and future trends of international space activities on Thursday. The report, compiled by Qian Xuesen Laboratory of Launch Vehicle Technology, provided facts and figures about exploration in outer space. Modern facilities and equipment used in space activities are mostly owned by leading space powers. Li Hongbo, a member of the research group and an expert with the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology (CALT), warned of a trend toward using space for military purposes that has emerged in recent years. "Current international laws and regulations have been ineffective to contain it," said Li.
10 April 2014
On 9 April a hearing of the Senate Subcommittee for Commerce science and space took place. Under the topic “The Road to Mars.” several space experts spoke about the need for international cooperation, in particular with Russia and China. Former space shuttle astronaut and ISS commander Leroy Chiao and Susan Eisenhower, granddaughter of Dwight D. Eisenhower had some good arguments for cooperation with China. SpaceNews was reporting on this hearing.