05 May 2019
GT! issue no 24 has been published. It contains the obligatory quarterly report on China's space activities for the reporting period 2nd quarter of 2018. Two of our articles are focussing on space science in China. 
In a background report, Brian Harvey gives an insight into the emerge of the Chinese space science programme, which is closely connected with the person of Wu Ji.
Dr. William Carey provides a short description of all space science missions in China and Blaine Curcio summarises the outcomes of last year for the commercial aerospace sector in China as well as the expectations for 2019.
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02 May 2019
China makes everything cheaper, including rockets and satellites these days. The field of private rocket manufacturers is getting crowded with over 15 entrepreneurs working on affordable - and in some cases reusable - mini rockets and small commercial satellites offering services such as high-speed internet for aircrafts. Think SpaceX on a smaller scale.
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28 April 2019
A team of scientists at Central South University in Central China's Hunan Province, developed a new heat-resistant material for hypersonic aircraft which can for several hours endure over 3,000ºC of heat from friction caused by a Mach 5-20 flight within the atmosphere. The China-made new material is a composite of ceramics and refractory metals. It has been used for products in a variety of fields including aviation, space exploration, shipbuilding and national defense.
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02 May 2019
Yi Zhihao, 28, still sometimes gets emotional when thinking about his volunteering experience living in a self-contained lab in early 2018. "It's incredible, I really did not expect to be able to make it for 200 days," Yi said. His group, along with another one, broke a world record by working rotations at a bio-regenerative life support system in Beihang University in Beijing for a combined 370 days.
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03 May 2019
Spacewatch Asia-Pacific reported that China Satcom is aiming for a 1 billion RMB Initial Public Offering in June 2019. By doing so, China Satcom is answering the call by the Chinese government to use private capital for investments.
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02 May 2019
China's spacecraft tracking ship Yuanwang 7 is sailing to the Pacific Ocean, beginning its first maritime space monitoring mission this year. The ship departed from a port in eastern China's Jiangsu Province on 1 May. Before the voyage, the mission members have made training plans and conducted a series of tests to improve the performance and increase emergency response, according to Zhou Yunshan, captain of Yuanwang 7.
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