China launches Yaogan-27 remote sensing satellite

27 August 2015
China's Yaogan-27 remote sensing satellite was sent into space by a Long March-4C rocket on 27 August at 10:31 a.m. Beijing Time, from Taiyuan launch site in Shanxi Province, in North China. The satellite will mainly be used for experiments, land surveys, crop yield estimates and disaster prevention. It was the 207th mission for the Long March rocket family.
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China at MAKS 2015 - Moscow Air Show

26 August 2015
During the currently on-going Moscow Air Show MAKS2015 - China's space sector enjoys big attention. Great Wall Industry Corporation has attracted Russian President Vladimir Putin to their new products - the Long March 7 carrier rocket and DFH-5 satellite platform. Putin says he will continue supporting Sino-Russian cooperation in aviation and space.
CEO of the Great Wall Industry Corporation Yin Liming echoes that his company will sign strategic cooperation agreements with a Russian state-owned technical group during the exhibition.
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Live transmission from the ISS awards literature prize to Chinese author

24 August 2015
Chinese writer Liu Cixin has become the first Asian author to win the Hugo Award for Best Novel, receiving the 2015 honour for his book, The Three-Body Problem. The prize was announced by Taiwan-born NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren in a live feed from the International Space Station on 23 August.
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Pakistan and China to work together for advancement in space and technology

17 August 2015
At the two-day China-Pakistan Economic Corridor forum in Karamay in Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur, Ahsan Iqbal, the Federal Minister of Planning, Development and Reform of Pakistan, proposed a space technology cooperation program between Pakistan and China. He stated that he wanted to see both the countries launch joint space mission programmes with astronauts from both the countries working together, in order to further improve the relations between the two neighbouring countries and increase their efforts for space and technology. The proposal was unanimously adopted at the end of the forum.
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The future of space exploration needs China's creativity

20 August 2015
At the conference, held at the Harbin Institute of Technology, Liu Jizhong, director of the Lunar Exploration Programme and Space Engineering Center under the State Administration for Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence, said that China should make use of its own creativity and not simply follow the path established by others. He said there are still many challenges to be overcome in future space exploration, such as how to increase the speed of space travel and how to resolve issues of fuel and power for missions further from the Earth, as well as the use of increasingly manoeuvrable robots to allow the exploration of hostile environments.
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China tests carrier rocket's power system

17 August 2015
Chinese scientists on Monday successfully tested the power system of a Long March-5 carrier rocket scheduled to serve the Chang'e-5 lunar mission around 2017. Using non-toxic and non-polluting liquefied propellant, the engines of the rocket were fired on the ground. This final ground test of the power system was good preparation for tests on actually launching the rocket next year, said the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense.
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CCTV studio interview with Professor Yang Yuguang from the China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation on the Long March 5 test from 17 August 2015
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CCTV report on the Long March 5 test from 17 August 2015
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