China is advancing the development of the Chang'e-7 lunar south pole mission and a complex campaign to study comets and return samples from a near-Earth asteroid with a single orbiter.
China launched three satellites on a Long March 4B late Friday for remote sensing, novel lobster eye x-ray astronomy and commercial data acquisition.
China’s Tianwen-1 Mars mission launched successfully Thursday, initiating a phase of deep space and interplanetary exploration.
China is preparing to launch its Tianwen-1 Mars orbiter and rover next week with the rollout of the mission’s Long March 5 launch vehicle.
Of the world’s 50 satellite laser ranging stations, five fixed stations are in Shanghai, Changchun, Beijing, Wuhan and Kuming
Launch of a new Chinese Kuaizhou-11 commercial solid rocket ended in failure Friday resulting in the loss of two satellites.
China launched the classified Shiyan-6 (02) satellite on Saturday, following launch of a Gaofen ‘multi mode’ Earth observation satellite two days earlier.
China’s final Beidou-3 satellite has reached its intended geostationary orbit and passed systems checks, a week after launch from Xichang.
HELSINKI — China launched a Beidou-3 navigation satellite late Monday to complete a project designed to provide military independence and immense commercial value.
China launched a Gaofen-9 series satellite and two smaller spacecraft Wednesday, adding to a high-resolution Earth observation system.
China launched the Haiyang-1D ocean observation satellite Wednesday with the country’s 13th orbital launch of a busy 2020.
A number of Chinese private launch firms for the burgeoning commercial space sector have reported progress in efforts to develop a range of launch vehicles.
China is preparing to carry out 11 missions in two years to construct a space station and will soon select a new batch of astronauts for the project.
The economic downturn precipitated by the pandemic has opened a window of opportunity to what the Pentagon calls “adversarial capital.” Space startups that are part of the defense market make especially attractive targets because they are likely to give China access to valuable technology, at the same time making those startups ineligible to sell that technology to the Pentagon.