11 July 2019
Scientists intend to use FAST-Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope for the search of extra-solar planets, or exoplanets, which have magnetic fields like Earth, within 100 light-years from Earth. Astronomers from countries including China and France recently published their ambitious observation plan using FAST in the academic journal Research in Astronomy and Astrophysics.
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Link to the abstract of the article in Research in Astronomy and Astrophysics

10 July 2019
Beijing-based private rocket start-up Galactic Energy Aerospace Technology Co has made a breakthrough in its "Pallas" medium liquid-propellant rocket, a step closer to the firm's goal of forging a Chinese version of the Falcon 9 rocket manufactured by U.S. spaceflight company SpaceX.
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10 July 2019
Nearly 100 Chinese satellites will be launched into space before 2025, adding to the more than 200 that are already in orbit, said Yu Qi, an official at the China National Space Administration, at a conference held in Beijing, news portal chinanews.com reported on 09 July. Developing the space economy has become a trend in space development around the world, said Yu, noting that China had developed the fundamental and proper environment to accelerate the space economy with breakthroughs in space technologies.
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08 July 2019
Ouyang Ziyuan, first Chief Scientist of China's lunar probe project, said on 05 July at a satellite forum in Rizhao, Shandong province, that Chinese scientists have made technological breakthroughs in the 12 phases of the Chang'e 5 mission. The technological breakthroughs cover launching, earth-moon transfers, final braking, orbiting, descending, sampling, ascending, docking, orbiting, moon-earth transfers, separating, and reentry and recovery. Artificial intelligence technologies will make the Chang'e 5 lunar probe smart enough in soft landings, collecting samples, ascending and docking at the lunar orbit, and returning to the Earth, according to its Chief Scientist.
The Chang’e 5 lunar probe is expected to be launched into space at the end of 2019.
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09 July 2019
Both the lander and the rover of the Chang'e 4 probe switched to dormant mode for the lunar night on the far side of the Moon in the morning of 9 July (Beijing Time). The scientific instruments on the Chang'e 4 probe worked well during the 7th lunar day, according to the Lunar Exploration and Space Program Center of the China National Space Administration. A new batch of 1.2 G scientific detection data obtained by the probe was sent to the core research team for analysis in early July.
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08 July 2019
Ouyang Ziyuan, chief scientist of China's lunar exploration plan, said at a conference on satellite and space, held in Rizhao, East China's Shandong Province from 05 July to 07 July that China will launch its first mission to Mars in 2020 and the construction of its rover has been completed. The Chinese rover will examine the Red Planet's atmosphere, landscape, geological and magnetic characteristics, which could provide clues to the origin and evolution of Mars and the solar system.
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