All across the world, space agencies and satellite trackers are predicting that China’s Tiangong-1 space station will enter Earth’s atmosphere around April Fool’s Day.
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In the past decade, China’s space program has advanced by leaps and bounds. In recent years, the Chinese National Space Agency (CNSA) has overseen the development of a modern rocket family (the Long March series), the deployment of a space station (Tiangong-1) and the development of the Chinese Lunar Exploration Program (CLEP) – otherwise known […]
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This year, China’s Chang’e 4 mission will head to the far side of the Moon to study the local geology and the effects of lunar gravity on insects and plants.
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According to the latest predictions, China’s Tiangong-1 space station is going to come crashing to Earth in March – but residents of Earth need not worry!
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The ESA and Chinese National Space Agency have announced their plans to create a “Moon Village” on the lunar surface by the 2020s.
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China aims to land a science probe and research rover on the far side of the Moon by 2020, say Chinese officials. Chinese scientists plan to carry out the highly complex lunar landing mission using a near identical back up to the nations highly successful Chang’e-3 rover and lander – which touched down in December […]
A Chinese robotic probe has just successfully completed the first round trip to the Moon and back home in four decades that paves the path for China’s next great space leap forward – an ambitious mission to return samples from the lunar surface later this decade. On Saturday, Nov. 1, the unmanned Chang’e-5 T1 test […]