08 July 2019
China's spacecraft tracking ship Yuanwang 3 wrapped up its mission of monitoring the 46th satellite of the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) and arrived at a port in east China's Jiangsu Province on 8 July. (with photo gallery)
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05 July 2019
Kenya is seeking to cooperate with the Chinese space agency in order to boost the east African nation's satellite technology, an official said on 05 July. Charles Maina Mwangi, space engineer at the Kenya Space Agency, told Xinhua in Nairobi that Kenya is seeking international partners who have vast expertise and knowledge in the scientific field. "We are keen to partner with China which has a robust and vibrant space industry which has launched a number of satellite into space," Mwangi said during the third annual Space Challenge Competition for Kenyan primary and high school students.
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06 July 2018
As announced at China's Space Day in April, the first national call for experiments on the CSS is open for submission. From 1 July to 31 August, applications can be filed through the log-in webportal: http://39.97.240.213/login
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MORE information on the conditions (in Chinese):
http://www.cmse.gov.cn/art/2019/4/23/art_810_33072.html

05 July 2019
Chinese scientists have made a breakthrough in cryogenic rocket engine technology that can extend the orbital period of rockets from a few hours to 30 days, providing support for China's future deep space exploration. Scientists from the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology have developed two insulating materials that can reduce propellant evaporation loss and keep rockets in flight for longer than before.
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06 July 2019
A portrait of Sun Zezhou, Chief Designer of China's Chang'e 4 lunar probe and Li Fei, key member of the Chang'e 3 and Chang'e 4 team, gives a glimpse of the challenges the lunar exploration team encountered. Chinese engineers began plans for the Chang'e 1 lunar probe in the 1990s, when Sun joined the team. China only had a monitoring system for near-Earth satellites, and communication with the moon at a distance of 380,000 km was still a big challenge. "When I first heard the old experts discussing lunar exploration in 1996, I felt the Moon was very distant," recalled Sun, who majored in monitoring and communication.
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02 July 2019
GeekWire aerospace and science editor Alan Boyle attended the World Conference of Science Journalists on 2 July in Lausanne, Switzerland. Considering the imminent anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing 50 years ago, the panel discussions of leading space experts cantered around how the future of lunar exploration and utilisation will look like. The panellists included Chinese space scientist Wu Ji who came up with some interesting views.
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