10 September 2019
Chinese space designers have devised a pocket-size device they say can extend small satellites' life spans and help prevent them from becoming hazardous space debris. The ion liquid electric thruster was developed by the 206th Institute under the China Aerospace Science and Industry Corp and has undergone in-orbit tests on a Chinese small, experimental satellite launched earlier this year.
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10 September 2019
Satellogic, has become one of the first international providers of space imaging in China, as private space companies look to the country’s commercial satellite industry as a new frontier. The Buenos Aires-based company backed by Chinese technology conglomerate Tencent, has signed a rare deal to provide earth observation data of the central province of Henan to Chinese company ABDAS, which works with the provincial government to analyse crops, forestry and weather. Satellogic’s early entry and investment from Tencent have given it an unusual advantage over other foreign companies in the expanding Chinese market, where regulatory restrictions remain an obstacle to international deals, according to analysts.
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09 September 2019
Egyptian and Chinese teams announced on 8 September the start of the implementation phase of the China-funded "MisrSat II" satellite project. During the kick-off meeting, which was held at the Egyptian Space City near Egypt's new administrative capital, both sides signed the documents of launching the project that is funded by the Chinese government.
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Already on 7 September, a ceremony to launch the satellite project was held during the 4th China-Arab States Expo, being held in Yinchuan, capital of northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region.
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29 August 2019
Doug Messier of Parabolic Arc reports from MAKS-2019, where LandSpace Technology Corporation Ltd. (LandSpace) announced that the company is seeking and accepting payloads from around the world for the maiden launch of its proprietary ZhuQue-2 (ZQ-2) launcher powered by a LOX/LCH4 liquid-propellant rocket engine (LRE). ZhuQue-2 has been designed as a low-cost "universal" solution for commercial launch needs for global customers.
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09 September 2019
Chinese net users tipped their hats to Indian space scientists and encouraged them to continue to explore the universe after the country's second moon mission lost communication with the ground station. "Space exploration is being chased by all human beings. No matter which country has made a breakthrough, it deserves our praise, and those who have temporarily failed also deserve our encouragement," said a net user.
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07 September 2019
Yutu 2 lunar rover has driven 284.66 meters on the far side of the Moon to conduct scientific exploration on the lunar surface. Both the lander and the rover of the Chang'e 4 probe switched to its dormant mode for the lunar night on 06 September BJT, according to the Lunar Exploration and Space Program Center of the China National Space Administration.
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