Tag Archives: CNSA

Chinese reusable technology – next dimension of competition with USA

China seems to spot how important is adding reusable technology to launch vehicles and started to improve pace of development of own technology, which could help in reducing prices of delivering payload to orbit. Once in 2016 Chinese news agency Xinhua informed about progress in development of reusable rockets program in China. News from April…
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Two Chinese astronauts reached space during fourth flight of Long March 2F/G !

CNSA conducted successful launch of manned Shenzhou-11 spacecraft with two astronauts onboard; Jing Haipeng (commander - third space flight) and Chen Dong (flight engineer - first space flight) will reach Tiangong-2 space station after two days of space travel. This is second milestone of Tiangong-2 program; first was of course delivering to orbit Tiangong-2 station and…
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Shenzhou-11 docked, one month mission started !

Chinese spacecraft with two astronauts inside docked to Tiangong-2 space station yesterday after lasting two days space journey. Shenzhou-11 was launched two days ago from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, traditional space launch site used for manned missions in Chinese space program. Shenzhou was launched on atop of Long March 2F/G rocket to deliver two astronauts…
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Launch of Shenzhou-11 within days !

It is highly possible, that China will launch their manned spacecraft Shenzhou-11 to conduct docking with Tiangong-2 space station recently placed on Earth orbit. Officially CNSA planned to perform launch from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center using Long March 2F rocket. It was declared, that launch will be possible after Tiangong-2 will pass successfully all necessary in-orbit…
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Failed launch of Long March 4C with Gaofen-10 on atop

Yesterday, on August 31, 2016, China launched their medium Long March 4C rocket with Gaofen-10 imaging satellite on atop from LC-9 at Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center. After launch conducted yesterday at around 19:00 GMT rocket failed to reach space and put satellite into designated orbit. Character of this mission was classified and CNSA gave very little…
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QUESS launched from the cosmodrome on Gobi desert !

China managed to put into orbit QUESS  scientific satellite. Spacecraft will perform tests of next generation communication system which will utilize quantum technology for data transfer. Satellite was named "Mozi" and is result of the cooperation between Austria and China. Main objective of the program is creating communication system highly resistant for jamming or attempts of hacking. Spacecraft…
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Polish way to space

After signing agreement between Polish Armament Group and National Space Agency of Ukraine (NSAU) earlier this year, Polish space organizations and industry begun to increase its presence on the scene of world space industry. Signing agreement with NSAU was in fact first real step in developing Polish space industry, which unfortunately is not well developed.…
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Jiuquan welcomes Tiangong-2 !

Update for latest news and technical data on Tiangong-2 You can find here. Chinese space station, Tiangong-2 was already delivered to Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center for further assembling and testing.  Launch of the station is planned on September 2016. Shenzhou-11 spacecraft, which will bring Chinese astronauts to Tiangong-2, will be delivered to Jiuquan soon. According to Xinhua news agency,…
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China confirmed in-orbit refueling !

According to Chinese media (Xinhua news agency) one of satellites launched on atop of Long March 7 rocket on June 25, 2016, performed successful in-orbit refueling of other spacecraft. Xinhua announced about this success on June 30, 2016. One of the payload known as Tianyuan-1 (earlier known as ZGZ Shiyan Zhuagzhi) was demonstrator of technology of in-orbit refueling.…
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Cleaning or sabotage – questions on additional payload of Long March 7

Not many details were unveiled on payload of recently launched by China Long March 7 rocket. During its maiden flight, rocket delivered to orbit satellites and experimental scaled model of capsule for next generation manned spacecraft. Now Chinese sources are slowly giving more information about payload. Rocket was launched on June 25, 2016, from Wenchang…
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