07 July 2018
China had successfully finished the first joint hot-fire test of a new solid-fuel booster engine and its servomechanism system, the manufacture said on 7 July.
With a diameter of two meters, the booster engine is expected to be used on China's next generation medium-sized carrier rocket, according to a China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation statement. The segmented design was used in the engine, making it the most powerful solid-fuel engine at present, the statement said.
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06 July 2018
 A senior Chinese diplomat has called for joint efforts from the international community to explore effective ways to prevent an arms race in outer space. Assistant Foreign Minister Zhang Hanhui made the remarks at an international workshop for the prevention of an arms race in outer space held on 4 and 5 July in Beijing. Zhang said issues of outer space security are of great importance to the development and security interests of all countries.
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05 July 2018
Russia’s State Space Corporation Roscosmos and the China National Space Administration (CNSA) have agreed to hold an experiment before 1 October 2018 to use testing grounds for raising the quality of assessing Earth’s remote sensing data, the Roscosmos press office reported on 4 July 2018.
"The partners have agreed to hold a joint experiment for using the Russian and Chinese testing grounds for raising the quality of assessing the Earth’s remote sensing data of their satellites before October 1, 2018," the press office said. The sides agreed that cooperation in the Earth’s remote sensing was a major area of Russian-Chinese interaction in peaceful space exploration
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04 July 2018
A delegation from China's National Space Administration is set to hold talks with Roscosmos on the possibility of creating a jointly-run orbital station, the Russian media outlet Sputnik has learned from a source in the space and rocketry industry. The Chinese government is interested in Russia's experience with long space flights and the construction of large space projects as it prepares to start construction of a large, multi-module space station within the next few years. In addition, the source said, China lacks access to key technology and is ready to partner with Roscosmos in exchange for Russian know-how.
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05 July 2018
On 4 July, One Space, a Chinese NewSpace startup developing low-cost launch vehicles, successfully tested the first stage rocket motor of its M-series family of rockets. The success of this test means One Space is on track for the first test launch of OS-M1, the first of its M-series launch vehicles, scheduled for the end of 2018.
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04 July 2018
On 4 July, China launched a new space science programme focusing on the origin and evolution of the universe, black holes, gravitational waves and relationship between the solar system and human. The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) announced to finally develop the group of four satellites, for which initial planning was already done: Einstein-Probe, Advanced Space-borne Solar Observatory - ASO-S, Solar wind Magnetosphere Ionosphere Link Explorer - SMILE, Gravitational Wave Electromagnetic Counterpart All-sky Monitor - GECAM.
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