Chinese space program Current Affairs, GK & News

China: Launch of Reusable Spacecraft

On August 4, 2022, China launched a reusable experimental spacecraft into orbit. It was launched from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre, on Long March 2F rocket. Spacecraft will be placed into low Earth orbit. A similar clandestine mission was launched by China in 2020. Highlights: Spacecraft will operate in orbit for some time and then return ..

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Wentian Space Station Module: Important Facts to know!

China’s new scientific lab “Wentian Space Station Module” was launched recently onboard Long March 5B launch vehicle. The module was docked with the China’s under-construction space station on July 25, 2022. Highlights of the launch: It was the second module of the three modules planned for the space station. Module launch took place from Wenchang ..

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China’s Record Launch of 22 Satellites

On February 27, 2022, China launched a Long March-8 rocket to place 22 satellites in space. Highlights With the launch, China set a domestic record for the most spacecraft launched by a single rocket. The rocket blasted off at the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site in southern Hainan Province. It sent the satellites into pre-set orbits. It ..

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Ziyuan-1 02E- China’s New Earth resources observation satellite

On December 27, 2021, a new Chinese Earth observation satellite named “Ziyuan-1 02E” was launched into space by China. Key Facts The satellite was launched for exploring natural resources. It also launched a smaller satellite, which will be used for teaching geography at a school in Beijing. Both the satellites took off from the Taiyuan ..

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China launches 3 new remote sensing satellites

China successfully launched three new remote sensing satellites on November 6, 2021 from the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre located in southwestern Sichuan province. Key facts The satellites belong to the Yaogan-35 family. They were launched by a Long March-2D carrier rocket and entered the planned orbit successfully. This was the 396th mission for Long March ..

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China launches Astronaut crew on 6-month mission

China launched a three-person crew for a mission of six-month on board the Shenzhou-13 spaceship to its space station on October 16, 2021. Key Points The crew is planned to set up new record for the time spent in space by Chinese astronauts as China moves for completing the orbiting structure. Shenzhou-13 spaceship is carrying ..

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