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Shenzhou-11 docks with Tiangong-2 in latest Chinese space station mission


The Chinese spacecraft Shenzhou-11 – and its crew of two taikonauts – has successfully docked with the Tiangong-2 space module at 19:24 UTC. The docking begins a month long mission in…

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China prepares for Shenzhou-11 crew announcement for launch to Tiangong-2


Following the successful launch of Tiangong-2 space module earlier in September, China is now gearing up for the launch of its next crewed space mission, Shenzhou-11. The next…

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China launches Tiangong-2 orbital module


China took another step on its long march to a permanent orbital outpost with the launch of the Tiangong-2 orbital module from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center. The…

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China to launch Tiangong-2 in September ahead of new crew mission


China will make another big step in its manned space program with the launch of a new orbital laboratory and a new manned space mission in the next…

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China’s Shenzhou-10 successfully docks with Tiangong-1


The three member crew of Shenzhou-10 docked with the Tiangong-1 space module at 05:11 UTC on Thursday, marking the start of 12 days of docked operations. The arrival…

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Shenzhou-9 successfully conducts manual docking test with Tiangong-1


More than half way through their mission, the crew of Shenzhou-9 have accomplished another major flight objective, as the spacecraft successfully conducted the manual docking test with the…

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China’s Shenzhou-9 successfully docks with Tiangong-1


The three person crew of Shenzhou-9 – including the first Chinese woman to fly in space – have successfully conducted the first crewed docking for their country. Docking…

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China launches TianGong-1 to mark next human space flight milestone


After becoming the third nation to master the human spaceflight, China has made its next step in human space exploration with the launch of the unmanned space module…

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Chinese Long March 2D launches VRSS-2


China launched the second remote sensing satellite for Venezuela using a Long March-2D (Chang Zheng-2D) launch vehicle on Monday. This was the first use of the CZ-2 rocket…

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China launches X-ray telescope via Long March 4B


Initially scheduled for launch back in 2010, China has finally launched the long-awaited Hard X-ray Modulation Telescope (HXMT) using a Long March-4B (Chang Zheng-4) launch vehicle from the Jiuquan…

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Tianzhou-1 – China launches and docks debut cargo resupply


China is taking another significant step on the road towards a permanent presence in space, following the Long March 7 (TZ-1) launch of Tianzhou-1 – the first Chinese…

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Experimental Tiankun-1 lofted during secretive KT-2 launch


China orbited a small experimental satellite called Tiankun-1 (TK-1), utilizing the Kaituozhe-2 (KT-2) rocket, new launch vehicle. Launched at 23:45 UTC on Thursday from the Jiuquan Launch Center,…

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Chinese Kuaizhou-1A rocket launches several small satellites


China orbited three small satellites using the Kuaizhou-1A (KZ-1A) launch vehicle from the Jiuquan Launch Center. The launch was originally scheduled for the last day of 2016. However,…

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Long March 2D launches TanSat carbon dioxide monitoring spacecraft


China launched its first minisatellite dedicated to the carbon dioxide detection and monitoring at 15:22 UTC on December 22 using a Long March-2D (Chang Zheng-2D) launch vehicle. Launch…

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Shenzhou-11 returns Chinese duo to Earth


The Chinese spacecraft Shenzhou-11 – and most importantly its crew of two taikonauts – have successfully returned to Earth after China’s longest crewed mission into space. The spacecraft undocked from…

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Long March 2D fires opening salvo in new weather observation constellation


China launched the first satellite of a new orbital meteorological constellation. The Yunhai-1 (01) was launched at 23:14 UTC by a Long March-2D (Chang Zheng-2D) launch vehicle from…

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Second launch for Long March 11 – lofts five satellites


The Chinese have conducted the second launch of the Long March-11 solid fuel rocket – this time carrying five small satellites into orbit. The launch took place from…

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Chinese duo launched to begin Shenzhou-11 mission


Following weeks of secrecy, China has launched its sixth crewed space mission on Sunday. The launch of Jing Haipeng and Chen Dong on Shenzhou-11 took place at 23:30…

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Long March 2D launches world’s first quantum communications satellite


The Chinese have launched the first satellite that can achieve quantum communications between space and Earth. The launch of the Quantum Science Satellite – called Mozi – took…

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Chinese conduct surprise Long March 4B launch with Shijian-16-2


China conducted another orbital launch, this time orbiting the Shijian-16 (#2) satellite via the Long March-4B (Chang Zheng-4B) rocket. The launch took place from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch…