12 February 2016
William Jones and Marsha Freeman are analysing the importance of China's planned lunar mission Chang'e 4 for its national space programme and the international context.
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11 February 2016
As part of the Singapore Republic's push towards developing space capabilities, the Singapore Space and Technology Association (SSTA) and Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) and Location Based Service (LBS) Association of China (GLAC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to formalise their partnership for industry development on 11 February 2016.
The partnership aims to advance the development of integrated space capabilities in the area of navigational satellite technology.
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06 February 2016
To take a closer look at some of China's ambitious space projects for 2016, and to get to know where China is ranked among the leading countries in the space industry, CRIENGLISH interviewed Prof. Yang Yuguang from China Aerospace Science & Industry Corporation, also Secretary of the IAF (International Astronautical Federation) Space Transportation Committee.
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03 February 2016
China plans to launch nearly 40 Beidou navigation satellites in the next five years to support its global navigation and positioning network, Ran Chengqi, spokesperson of the Beidou Navigation Satellite System said on 3 February. By the end of 2018, another 18 satellites will be put into orbit for Beidou's navigation service, said Ran, who is also director of the China Satellite Navigation Office. Ran said the positioning accuracy of the Beidou Navigation Satellite System inside China has reached five meters, with the improvement of a software algorithm and other technology development.
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08 February 2016
China recently concluded the final tests on its largest and most powerful rocket, the Long March 5, at the Wen-chang Satellite Launch Center in Hainan province, and will conduct the rocket's first flight in September, according to a senior project manager. The tests started in late September last year totaled more than 130 days. They proved that the Long March 5, China's newest and most technologically advanced rocket, works well with the ground facilities at the Wenchang center, said Li Dong, a Senior Designer at the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology and Head of the Long March 5 project.
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03 February 2016
China released first images captured by the nation's most sophisticated observation satellite Gaofen-4 on 03 February, including one showing the capital city Beijing amid heavy smog. Each of the images, released by the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense (SASTIND), covers an area of at least 400 km, said Tong Xudong, Chief Designer of the Gaofen project with SASTIND.
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some of the photos were published by AsiaOne...