28 April 2019
China and Pakistan signed a cooperation agreement on manned space missions, marking the cooperation between the two countries in space exploration entering a new phase, according to the China National Space Administration (CNSA) on 28 April. CNSA Director Hao Chun and Chairman of the Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO,) Amer Nadeem, signed the agreement on 28 April in Beijing, according to a statement on the CNSA WeChat account. The space agreement will serve as a high-level foundation for cooperation from both sides in space science and exploration. Both nations will conduct scientific and technological experiments, astronaut training, along with manned space applications and achievement transformation, said the CNSA statement.
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29 April 2019
The lander and the rover of the Chang'e 4 probe have resumed work for the fifth lunar day on the far side of the moon after "sleeping" during the extreme cold night. The lander woke up at 7:40 h in the morning of the 29 April, and the rover, Yutu 2 (Jade Rabbit 2), awoke at 13:45 h on 28 April. Both are in normal working condition, according to the Lunar Exploration and Space Program Center of the China National Space Administration.
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28 April 2019
China's retired space tracking ship Yuanwang 2 will start its new mission of public education in the city of Jiangyin, in east China's Jiangsu Province. The Yuanwang 2 was donated to the Jiangyin municipal government on 28 April. The vessel will start its new mission in science popularization education after serving China's aerospace development for more than 40 years.
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27 April 2019
From 28 to 30 August 2019, the capital of Hubei Province will host the 5th China (International) Commercial Aerospace Forum in Wuhan International Expo Center. The registration for participation in the conference and exhibition is ongoing.
For getting an insight into the atmosphere and the context of the conference, you might like to look at the reports from the 2017 and 2018 events:
report from the 3rd CCAF 2017

report from the 4th CCAF 2018

or visit the conference website "5th CCAF 2019" for more information on this year's event or contact details.

26 April 2019
China's private rocket company LandSpace Technology Corporation Ltd. signed contracts with UK's Open Cosmos and Italy's D-Orbit on 25 April, totaling over 100 million RMB (14.8 million U.S. dollars). The Huzhou-based company will seek cooperation with the two overseas launch service and mission management providers in the launch of CubSat, a miniaturized satellite for space research and in-orbit delivery, according to LandSpace.
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26 April 2019
"Last year, we issued an announcement offering opportunities for all UN Member States to propose experiments they want to conduct using China's space station," said Simonetta Di Pippo, Director of UNOOSA. "We have received more than 40 proposals before the deadline for submission. We will announce the winners probably by the end of June after evaluation." Di Pippo said these on the sidelines of the fourth China Space Day on 24 April to mark the anniversary of China's first satellite launch in 1970.
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