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China launches second generation data relay Tianlian II-01 satellite

China has successfully launched the first of its new-generation ‘Tianlian II-01’ data relay satellite into orbit by a Long March-3B carrier rocket from the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre in southwest Sichuan Province. This is the first of China’s second-generation data-tracking and relay satellites. It will provide services like data relay, measurement and control, and transmission ..

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Liu Yang: China’s 1st woman Astronaut into Space

With the launch of Shenzhou-9 space mission china has reached a new milestone as its crew members comprise 3 astronauts including China’s first woman astronaut Liu Yang. She has served as a cargo pilot in the People’s Liberation Army Air Force, is the 1st Chinese woman astronaut, who has been sent on the space mission. ..

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China sends its 4th Human Spaceflight Shenzhou-9 into Space

Shenzhou-9, China’s 4th human spaceflight launched from the Jiuquan satellite launch centre in Gansu state. The spacecraft which is 30.3 feet long and 9.1 feet diameter is on the 1st manned docking mission and it will lay the foundation for Chinese plans to establish a space station by 2020 Shenzhou-9 may take at least 20 ..

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China: First successful unmanned space docking

Recently, two of China’s unmanned spacecrafts successfully docked for the first time high above the Earth. China has termed it a major technological breakthrough in its ambitious programme to establish a manned space station by 2020. The Shenzhou-8 spacecraft coupled with the Tiangong-1 module, at a height of 343 km above Earth. The success of ..

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China launches Unmanned spacecraft: Shenzhou-8

Shenzhou-8: Shenzhou-8 is the name of an unmanned spacecraft of China that was launched recently for its maiden docking mission, paving the way for its first space station by 2020 to rival Mir, the space lab being run by Russian and US astronauts. It was launched from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest Gobi desert ..

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