04 August 2021
China’s first 9.5-m-diameter rocket tank bottom and the liquid booster engine for the super-heavy-lift Long March-9 carrier rocket were rolled out in recent days. The breakthrough was made in Wuhan, Central China’s Hubei Province, by research teams from the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC). It has filled the gap in extra-large rocket tank products in the country’s aerospace industry, according to the China Space News on Wednesday, which is co-published by CASC and another industry giant China Academy of Space Technology.
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04 August 2021
On 4 August at 19:01 BJT, a CZ-6 launched two multimedia experimental satellites into pre-set orbit from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre. The two satellites for this mission were developed by the Shanghai Engineering Centre for Microsatellites.
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02 August 2021
China’s meteoric rise in space science and exploration - along with its new partnership with Russia - is spurring U.S. experts to reconsider a long-standing prohibition on bilateral collaborations. Leonard David was asking for an article in Scientific American several experts in the U.S. space policy community what their opinion on the prospects of space cooperation with China is.
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02 August 2021
This week, Blaine Curcio and Jean Deville discus iSpace's asymmetrical Hyperbola-3A medium lift rocket, also the first 5G network and LEO broadband satellite integration test performed in Jinan and Beijing as well as the mystery around the YF-90 (Long March 9) engine.
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03 August 2021
The flight test of the third Hyperbola 1 commercial carrier rocket was unsuccessful. Abnormal performance was identified during the flight of the rocket, which lifted off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in northwest China at 15:39 BJT on 3 August. The satellite, carried by the rocket, did not enter orbit as scheduled
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more details on NasaSpaceFlight.com

01 August 2021
Space-tracking ship Yuanwang 3 returned to its homeport in east China's Jiangsu Province on 1 August after completing a new round of maritime monitoring missions. During those missions, Yuanwang 3 supported the early operation phase for the Fengyun 3E meteorological satellite.
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