26 April 2018
Moon Base video from 3rd China National Space Day 2018
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CSS - China's Space Station explained - space experts give an overview on the future space station details.

Crew vehicles for CSS in preparation - technological basis for manned lunar landing is existing in China

CCTV footage: Chinese, foreign astronauts exchange experience, cooperation on China's Space Day

CCTV footage: China to probe far side of Moon this year

26 April 2018
ON 26 April, China sent five Zhuhai-1 remote sensing satellites into space on a single carrier rocket. The Long March-11 carrier rocket lifted off from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China at 12:42 BJT. The launch was the 272nd flight mission for the Long March series of carrier rockets. Zhuhai-1 is a commercial remote sensing satellite constellation invested in by Zhuhai Orbita Aerospace Science and Technology Co. It will provide data services for areas including agriculture, land and water resources, environmental protection and transport.

24 April 2018
The relay satellite for the Chang'e-4 lunar probe has been named "Queqiao" - magpie bridge. The name was announced by the China National Space Administration (CNSA) on China's Space Day. In a Chinese folktale, magpies form a bridge with their wings on the seventh night of the seventh month of the lunar calendar to enable Zhi Nu, the seventh daughter of the Goddess of Heaven, to cross and meet her beloved husband, separated from her by the Milky Way.

China released some infographics summarising the achievements of the most important national space programmes.
Infographic on CLEP - China's Lunar Exploration Programme

Infographic on China's manned space missions

Infographic on China's Beidou Navigation Satellite System

Infographic on China's High-resolution Earth Observation System CHEOS Programme - Gaofen Programme

23 April 2018
On 23 April, a call for ideas was issued to invite the general public to come up with creative approaches for the design of China's manned lunar landing and ascent vehicles.
According to Zhou Jianping, Chief Designer of China's manned space programme, the aim is to find innovative ideas for the design of the manned lunar spacecraft. Submissions should include new concepts, approaches, and technology, and will be accepted from people from all walks of life with an interest in the space programme.