Space program of the People's Republic of China Current Affairs, GK & News

Pakistan expresses concern over Indian Space Weapons Test

Pakistan has expressed deep concern over the Indian test of an anti-satellite weapon and its possible impact on other space installations like the International Space Station. It was on March 27, that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced that India has successfully conducted an anti-satellite missile test, by being able to destroy one of its ..

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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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China launchs a new communication satellite “APSTAR-6C” into orbit

China has successfully launched a new communication satellite “APSTAR-6C” into orbit by the Long March 3B launch vehicle from Xichang Satellite Launch Center at Sichuan province of China. The satellite is based on the Dong Fang Hong 4 (DFH-4) platform and with a designed life of 15 years. It will provide TV transmission, communication, internet, ..

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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 launches 2 more satellites

China successfully launched 2 more satellites for its proposed Beidou Global Navigation and Positioning Network being built to counter the US Global Position System (GPS). With these two satellites, China has so far launched 13 satellites to form part of the Beidou system. The Beidou-2 satellites, launched from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in the ..

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