21 April 2019
China's private rocket company LinkSpace successfully launched a reusable rocket in east China's Shandong Province on Friday. The RLV-T5 rocket flew to a height of 40 meters and then safely landed, in 30 seconds. On March 27, the company finished its first low-altitude launch at a height of 20 meters.
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22 April 2019
An asteroid has been named after leading Chinese astrophysicist Zhou Youyuan, with approval from the International Astronomical Union (IAU)
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20 April 2019
China sent a new satellite of the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) into space from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan Province on 20 April at 10:41 p.m. Launched on a Long March-3B carrier rocket, it is the 44th satellite of the BDS satellite family and the first BDS-3 satellite in inclined geosynchronous Earth orbit. After in-orbit tests, the satellite will work with 18 other BDS-3 satellites in intermediate circular orbit and one in geosynchronous Earth orbit.
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Meet the Ace team of China's carrier rocket family
The "Ace team," comprising the Long March-3A, 3B, and 3C, have been the launch vehicles for almost every Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO) over the years, setting a record for the shortest time interval of 16 days between two launches.


18 April 2019
CNSA unveiled its plan to explore an asteroid and a comet, inviting scientists around the world to participate in the programme. The mission will involve exploring a near-Earth asteroid, named 2016HO3, and a main-belt comet, named 133P, said Liu Jizhong, director of the Lunar Exploration and Space Program Center of the China National Space Administration. China has offered to carry scientific instruments developed by other countries on the mission, according to Liu. He said the mission is still under discussion. According to the current plan, a probe will be sent to fly around asteroid 2016HO3 and then land on it to collect samples.
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19 April 2019
In March, Robert Zubrin, an US-American aerospace engineer and founder of the Mars Society visited several cities in China to mark the establishment of the Mars Society’s first chapter in the country. Sixth Tone later sat down with Zubrin in Beijing to discuss China’s spacefaring companies, the country’s lunar and Mars missions, and the future of the space race. The interview has been edited for brevity and clarity.
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18 April 2019
CNSA announced the cooperation plan for its future Chang'e 6 mission, offering to carry a total of 20 kg of solicited payloads. The orbiter and lander of the Chang'e-6 mission will each reserve 10 kg for payloads, which will be selected from both domestic colleges, universities, private enterprises and foreign scientific research institutions. As the backup of the Chang'e 5 mission, the Chang'e 6 mission will also collect lunar samples automatically for comprehensive analysis and research. Chang'e 6 launch time and landing site will depend on the performance of the Chang'e 5.
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update - with a comment by Dr. Sönke Burmeister from Institute of Experimental and Applied Physics of the Kiel University in Germany