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Chinese rocket maker OneSpace secures $44m in funding; Expace prepares for commercial launch

HELSINKI — Chinese private launch vehicle maker OneSpace has secured $43.6 million in Series B financing as the company looks to its first orbital …

Space Travel

Landspace of China to launch first rocket in Q4 2018

HELSINKI — Emerging private Chinese company Landspace is set to launch its first rocket into orbit in the final quarter of 2018, carrying a small …

Space Exploration

China completes 22nd launch this year with Gaofen-11, matches national record

HELSINKI, Finland — China launched an Earth observation satellite July 30, seeing the country equal its record for launches in a calendar year with …

Space Exploration

Two Chinese launches in 24 hours deliver Pakistan satellites, Beidou backup to orbit

HELSINKI, Finland — China launched twice July 9, with an early Long March 2C launch of two satellites for Pakistan into low Earth orbit being …

China claims progress in new landing technology for crewed spacecraft, Mars landings

<i>This article originally appeared in the June 25, 2018 issue of SpaceNews magazine.</i><p>China is claiming progress on a number of reentry and landing …

China reveals details for super-heavy-lift Long March 9 and reusable Long March 8 rockets

HELSINKI, Finland — A senior designer with the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology has presented updated details for an upcoming series of new …

Rocket stage explodes after falling on Chinese town

The spent first stage of a rocket fell on a town in Guizhou Province on Wednesday, shortly after launch of a pair of Chinese satellites from the …

China launches mystery pair of tech test satellites

China launched a pair of technology test satellites from the Xichang launch centre early on Wednesday as the country continues with an accelerated …

The Chang'e-3 lunar lander is still waking up after nearly five years on the Moon

China's Chang'e-3 lunar lander, which touched down on the Moon in late 2013, is still waking up and sending data to Earth, according to amateur …

China appears to be preparing to deorbit its Tiangong-2 space lab

HELSINKI, Finland — China has lowered the orbit of its Tiangong-2 space lab, likely in preparation for deorbiting the orbital facility and thus …

On this day in space: Astronaut Wang Yaping delivers space lecture from orbit on June 20, 2013

On June 20, 2013, China's second woman astronaut Wang Yaping delivered the country's first-ever video lecture from space to around 60 million Chinese …

Chang’e-4 relay satellite enters halo orbit around Earth-Moon L2, microsatellite in lunar orbit

HELSINKI, Finland — The relay satellite which will facilitate China’s Chang’e-4 lunar far side landing mission late in 2018 has entered its intended …

China sets sights on moon’s south pole, with ESA collaboration talks ongoing

<i>This article originally appeared in the April 23, 2018 issue of SpaceNews magazine.</i><p>China is working on plans to extend its Chang’e robotic lunar …

Long March 3A rocket launches Fengyun-2H meteorological satellite

HELSINKI, Finland – China on Tuesday launched the Fengyun-2H weather satellite, successfully inserting the near 1.4-metric-ton spacecraft into a …

What we know about China's space station: modules, crew, launch plans and more

China last week opened up its planned space station to international cooperation, with the first module set to launch in 2020. The road to this point …

Newly launched Gaofen-6 Earth observation satellite returns first images

China's new Gaofen-6 Earth observation satellite has successfully transmitted data and images to ground following its launch over the weekend.<p>The …

China sends Gaofen-6 Earth observation satellite and CubeSat into orbit with 16th launch of 2018

China on Saturday successfully launched the Gaofen-6 Earth observation satellite and the Luojia-1 CubeSat from Jiuquan, marking the country's 16th …

Queqiao reaches Lagrange point, initiates halo orbit

It has been a week since the Queqiao Chang'e-4 lunar relay satellite made its lunar swing-by, sending it on a transfer trajectory towards the second …

China to launch Fengyun-2H weather satellite on June 5

China is gearing up to launch the last of its Fengyun-2 geostationary weather satellites, with a Long March 3A rocket set to loft the spacecraft from …

Chinese lunar microsatellite appears to be lost

Contact has been lost with one of two microsatellites launched along with the Queqiao Chang'e-4 lunar relay satellite following a standard trajectory …

China's astronauts complete desert survival training in preparation for space station missions

15 of China's astronauts have completed a 19-day programme of field survival training in the Badain Jaran Desert in the northwest of the country, …

China appoints new chief of CNSA space agency

China's State Council has appointed a new head of the China National Space Administration (CNSA), with the position having been left unfilled since …

Tracking Queqiao's quiet journey to the Moon and beyond

China launched its Queqiao Chang'e-4 relay satellite towards the Moon early on Monday Beijing time, but there have been no official updates since …

China launches Queqiao relay satellite to support Chang'e-4 lunar far side landing mission

China has successfully launched a lunar communications relay satellite designed to support an unprecedented mission to put a lander and rover on the …

Here's what you need to know about China's Chang'e-4 relay satellite launch

China is preparing to launch its Chang'e-4 relay satellite into an orbit beyond the Moon late on May 20, or later on in the three-day launch …

Chinese commercial launch sector nears takeoff with suborbital rocket test

HELSINKI, Finland — In the early hours of April 5 on Hainan Island, Chinese company Space Honor, or i-Space, successfully sent a single-stage …

China preparing to launch Chang’e-4 relay satellite May 21

HELSINKI, Finland – China is set to launch a relay satellite to the second Earth-moon Lagrange point May 21, in a necessary precursor to the planned …

Rocket booster crashes near Chinese town after Apstar-6C satellite launch

A rocket booster from a Chinese Long March launch of a commercial communications satellite landed near houses in Guizhou Province, southwest China, …

Space Travel

Chang'e-4: Yuanwang 6 tracking vessel prepares for Moon relay satellite launch

The Yuanwang 6 space tracking vessel has left port in preparation to support the launch of the relay satellite required for China's ambitious …

Long March rocket launches Apstar-6C communications satellite from China

Helsinki, FINLAND – China on Thursday launched the Apstar-6C communications satellite, successfully inserting the 5-metric-ton spacecraft into a …