07 December 2017
China Great Wall Industry Corp, the country's largest space contractor on the international market, is considering using existing overseas launch facilities or building new ones in foreign territories to lift Chinese carrier rockets, Yin Liming, the company's president, said on the sidelines of the fifth China Space Forum held by the company in Beijing. He said too that working with foreign nations to use or construct launchpads or launch centers will strengthen China's international space cooperation.
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05 December 2017
A Moon base could support bigger, more complicated research and experiments, according to space officials who announced the plan at an international symposium in Shanghai at the end of November. Such a station could slash the costs of returning rock samples to Earth, Jiao Weixin, a Peking University space science professor, told Chinese media. A sustainable station would enhance lunar geography studies and "have better energy efficiency than lunar rovers as the station can deploy a much bigger solar power-generator," he said.
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5 December 2017
SpaceNews reported that Canadian UrtheCast and Beijing-based Space View Technology signed an cooperation deal which enables  both companies to use each others data from their remote sensing satellites. Both entities have ambitious plans for the future satellite constellations. Already now, the combined capabilities can achieve revisiting times for mid-latitude positions of 17 fly-overs per week.  
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03 December 2017
China launched a land exploration satellite into a preset orbit from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the Gobi desert on 3 December at 12:11 p.m. Beijing Time. The satellite is mainly used for remote sensing exploration of land resources. A Long March-2D rocket carried the satellite into space.
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04 December 2017
Cooperation in the aerospace industry is pivotal to astronautic development as it helps eliminate distrust and fosters mutual confidence among countries, said Romania's first astronaut Dumitru-Dorin Prunariu, hailing China's practice in this field. "Only cooperation in various fields, including in space, can make nations know each other better and remove any traces of suspicion and build mutual trust," said Prunariu, also the former president of the Association of Space Explorers (ASE).
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30 November 2017
China's DAMPE has detected unexpected and mysterious signals in its measurement of high-energy cosmic rays, which might bring scientists a step closer to shedding light on invisible dark matter. "This is the first time a space experiment has reported a detailed and precise electron and positron spectrum up to about 5 TeV. In this energy range, we found some unexpected and interesting features. We have detected a spectral break at 0.9 TeV and a possible spike at 1.4 TeV," said Chang Jin, Chief Scientist of DAMPE and Vice Director of the Nanjing Purple Mountain Observatory of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). More data will be needed to confirm what DAMPE is possibly seeing.
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Backgrounder: Will we finally see the cosmic ghost?
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