03 November 2017
The concept of building a "community of shared future for mankind," proposed by Chinese President Xi Jinping, has recently been written into United Nations security resolutions for the first time. The Committee of Disarmament and International Security of the 72nd Session of UN General Assembly on Monday approved two draft resolutions on the prevention of an arms race in outer space: "No first placement of weapons in outer space" and "Further practical measures for the prevention of an arms race in outer space." Both incorporated the concept of building a "community of shared future for mankind."
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03 November 2017
China is going to expand its activities in the field of space exploration. China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation will build a new spaceship that is said to conceptually correspond to the Space Shuttle program of the USA or the Buran project of the Soviet Union. In the future, the made-in-China spaceship will be able to take people into space, deliver payload into orbit and then return to Earth. Thus, the Chinese spaceship will most likely be identical to US Space Shuttle and Soviet Buran reusable space vehicles.
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03 November 2017
China is expected to be the world's first country to build a practical solar power station in space, as long as it keeps investing in research and development, according to Li Ming, a research fellow from China Academy of Space Technology. "China's entered the top ranks in research of space solar power after decades of research which has significantly narrowed the gap with other leading countries," Li Ming said.
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31 October 2017
China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC) is considering the establishment of a satellite company to tap the space-based communications market. Tan Qianhong, Party Chief of China Space Sanjiang Group, a CASIC subsidiary in Hubei province, said Sanjiang has submitted a plan on the proposed satellite firm to CASIC and is waiting for approval. The new entity would focus mainly on the research, development and launch of small satellites that would operate in low orbit and provide narrowband communications service.
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01 November 2017
Director General of Roscosmos, Igor Komarov and Tang Dengjie, Head of the China National Space Agency (CNSA) signed on 1 November in Beijing the awaited space cooperation programme. The activities comprise the areas of lunar and deep-space research, cooperation for joint spacecraft design, for electronic hardware and space materials, cooperation in the field of Earth observation and space debris.
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31 October 2017
China plans to launch its reusable spacecraft in 2020, according to a statement from China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation. Unlike traditional one-off spacecraft, the new spacecraft will fly into the sky like an aircraft, said Chen Hongbo, a researcher from the corporation. The spacecraft can transport people or payload into the orbit and return to Earth.
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