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First Chinese space mission of 2022 rockets into orbit

A Chinese Long March 2D rocket lifts off with the Shiyan 13 satellite. Credit: CASC China launched a Long March 2D rocket Monday with another classified satellite, deploying the spacecraft into a polar orbit on the first of more than 40 Chinese Long March rocket missions planned in 2022. The Long March 2D rocket took off from the Taiyuan launch ...

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Long March 7A rocket deploys two Chinese tech demo satellites

A Long March 7A rocket lifts off Dec. 23 from the Wenchang space center. Credit: CASC China launched two classified Shiyan satellites Dec. 23 into a geostationary transfer orbit aboard a Long March 7A rocket, one of the country’s newest launch vehicles. The mission took off from China’s Wenchang launch base on Hainan Island. The 199-foot-tall (60.7-meter) rocket launched from ...

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China’s first female spacewalker helps outfit space station robotic arm

One of the two spacewalker on Sunday’s excursion is seen outside China’s space station, with a part of the lab’s robotic arm in the background. Credit: CMSA Astronauts Zhai Zhigang and Wang Yaping, the first Chinese woman to perform a spacewalk, stepped outside China’s space station Sunday for an excursion lasting more than six hours to ready the orbiting lab’s ...

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China launches two classified military satellites

A Long March 2C rocket lifts off with two Yaogan 32 Chinese military satellites. Credit: CASC China launched two classified military satellites Wednesday on top of a Long March 2C rocket augmented by a restartable upper stage. The Long March 2C launcher lifted off from the Jiuquan space center in the Gobi Desert of northwestern China at 3:43 a.m. EDT ...

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Evergrande: The firm that’s put markets into a panic

Evergrande Group claims to operate more than 1,300 building projects across 280 Chinese cities Global markets wobbled this week, as the debt woes of a single Chinese property company sparked fears of a new financial crisis, writes Adam Maguire. Markets around the world trembled this week over concerns that problems in China’s property market could morph into a crisis for ...

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Chinese crew landing caps record-setting day in human spaceflight

Shenzhou 12 astronauts Tang Hongbo, Liu Boming, and Nie Haisheng outside their landing capsule Friday. Credit: Xinhua Three Chinese astronauts landed in the remote Gobi Desert of northwestern China Friday, returning to Earth after a three-month mission on the new Tiangong space station, and ending a historic day in spaceflight that set a new record with 14 people in low ...

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Racing China to the high frontier

China’s Chang’e-3 lunar lander. China is planning more lunar missions, starting late this year, which some see as a sign of a race shaping up with the United States. (credit: Chinese Academy of Sciences) by Mark R. Whittington The last time the United States mounted expeditions to the Moon, the effort was part of a race with the Soviet Union. ...

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A historic day for Chinese NewSpace

Liftoff of the Zhuque 1 rocket October 27. (credit: Landspace) by Chen Lan On October 27, invited by MinoSpace, a Chinese startup satellite company, I went to the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center (JSLC) and witnessed the inauguraal launch of the LandSpace Zhuque 1 (ZQ-1) solid-fueled small launcher. It was not only the first orbital launch by LandSpace, the China’s leading ...

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