Is this the beginning of private Chinese rocket business?

29 July 2014
English People's Daily had a report on a Shenzhen-based three-person company, called: Link Space, which ambition is to successfully launch the first private rocket firm in China. "We want to compete with a reasonable price, so we really need to be open to the market before other competitors come in," said Hu Zhenyu, founder and CEO of Link Space. "Efficiency is a major issue." Hu has a clear timetable: This year, research and development on a variable thrust prototype will be finalised; in 2017, they will launch a research rocket; and in 2021, they will put a launch vehicle with a diameter of more than three meters into space.
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China and Brazil agree to launch another satellite

22 July 2014
China and Brazil have agreed to move ahead with the “China-Brazil Earth Resources Satellite (CBERS)” programme by adding another satellite to it, CBERS 4A, the Brazilian press reported citing the Brazilian Space Agency. The director of the China National Space Administration (CNSA), Xu Dazhe, showed interest in building the CBERS 5 and 6 satellites as part of the 10-year programme between the two countries, talks for which are due to begin again at the end of 2014.
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Antwerp Space Successfully Delivers 2 Omnisat to China

15 July 2014
Antwerp Space NV, a subsidiary of OHB AG successfully delivered 2 Omnisat equipments to two institutional customers in China. The equipment will be used for checking out of high speed satellite transmitters and in ground stations for the reception of earth observation data. The Omnisat of Antwerp Space has won the international tender because of its unique capability to deliver up to 3 independent high speed satellite receivers in a single chassis at any given intermediate frequency. This allowed the customers to have a very flexible receiver, at a competitive price.
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China Exclusive: Lunar rock collisions behind Yutu damage

21 July 2014
Ailing Chinese moon rover Yutu, or "Jade Rabbit," might have been damaged by knocking against rocks on a lunar surface that is more complicated than expected, its designer has said. Data from foreign researchers projected that there would be four stones, each above 20 cm, on average every 100 square meters, but the quantity and size of the stones that Yutu has encountered has far exceeded this expectation, Zhang said in an exclusive interview with Xinhua.
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Lunar rover is "awake"' but faults continue

21 July 2014
China's first lunar rover, Yutu, or Jade Rabbit, is still "alive" despite the malfunction of some of its equipment, according to a senior space scientist. "Yutu has been woken up after the past dormancy, but the problems still exist," Wu Weiren, chief designer of China's lunar probe project, told Xinhua News Agency in Hong Kong. Wu was to attend an exhibition set to open on Monday in Hong Kong that features the achievements China has made in its lunar exploration project.
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Hong Kong chief executive meets China space official

21 July 2014
Hong Kong's chief executive CY Leung met China National Space Administration Deputy Director Zhang Jianhua at the Government House on Monday, according to the city's government news website. Zhang and his delegation attended the opening ceremony of the Exhibition on China's Lunar Exploration Program at the Space Museum.
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