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China space programme


China says moon rocks offer new clues to volcanic activity

October 20, 2021 3:05 pm

Li said the samples indicate volcanic activity was still occurring on the moon as recently as 2 billion years ago

China set to send 3 astronauts on longest crewed mission yet

October 14, 2021 5:42 pm

The Shenzhou-13 spaceship is expected to be launched into space on a Long March-2F rocket early Saturday morning from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center on the edge of the Gobi Desert in northwestern China.

China to launch rocket in 2028 capable of sending crewed probe to moon

September 29, 2021 6:17 pm

The new heavy-lift launch vehicle would be capable of putting a 15- to 50-tonne spacecraft on a trajectory to the moon, said Liu Bing, deputy designer at the China Aerospace Science and Technology.

Chinese astronauts safely return to Earth after three-month-long mission to build space station

September 17, 2021 4:47 pm

The Shenzhou-12 manned spaceship carrying astronauts Nie Haisheng, Liu Boming and Tang Hongbo touched down at the Dongfeng landing site in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.

Chinese astronauts leave space station module for Earth

September 16, 2021 11:14 am

Construction of the space station began in April with the launch of Tianhe, a cylinder-like module slightly bigger than a city bus.

China's Mars rover soldiers on after completing initial program

August 23, 2021 2:08 pm

China's National Space Administration said on Friday that Zhurong completed its 90-day program on August 15 and was in excellent technical condition and fully charged.

China to launch high-stakes crewed mission to space on June 17

June 16, 2021 10:42 am

China will send three astronauts into orbit on Thursday in a high-stakes mission, the first of four crewed space flights to complete the country's space station by the end of next year.

China eventually wants astronauts to stay on moon for long periods of time

March 14, 2021 6:22 pm

China has mapped out a series of uncrewed missions this decade, including the setting up of a robotic base to explore the moon's south polar region, ahead of manned landings.

China's Yutu-2 lunar rover examines the strange substance discovered in the Moon crater

September 24, 2019 12:51 pm

Some piece of "gel-like" material was detected by the Yutu-2 rover, but the Chinese scientists are yet to reveal exactly what has been found by them.

China launches Queqiao satellite to explore dark side of Moon

May 21, 2018 7:34 am

China aims to catch up with Russia and the United States to become a major space power by 2030. It is planning to launch construction of its own manned space station next year.