Latest News About Chinas Space Program Archive
13 June 2012, 04:40 PM ET
China is prepping to launch its first manned mission to dock with another spacecraft in orbit.
11 June 2012, 01:11 PM ET
NASA's Suomi NPP satellite detected smoke from man-made agricultural fires around the border of China and Russia migrating across the Pacific. The satellite was launched in Fall 2011 on a climate change data recording mission.
11 June 2012, 09:17 AM ET
A Long March-2 rocket will launch three astronauts and their Shenzhou-9 spacecraft to the Chinese space-based outpost in Mid-June, 2012. This will be the fourth manned mission of China's space program.
09 June 2012, 01:55 PM ET
China's manned Shenzhou 9 mission to the Tiangong 1 space laboratory will launch in June 2012, officials say.
28 May 2012, 08:09 AM ET
The new Chinasat 2A satellite likely be used to aid Chinese military forces, analysts say.
11 May 2012, 01:09 PM ET
A Chinese Long March 4B rocket carried an optical military reconnaissance satellite into orbit.
02 May 2012, 11:39 AM ET
China's successful Beidou satellite launch is the country's fifth space mission of 2012.
02 April 2012, 11:12 AM ET
The Apstar 7 telecommunications satellite was successfully launched from southwest China.
15 March 2012, 07:00 AM ET
The first female Chinese astronauts, or taikonauts, may lift off soon.
28 February 2012, 10:21 AM ET
Beijing continues to develop anti-satellite technology, and the military runs its space program.
27 February 2012, 12:15 PM ET
A Long March 3C rocket launched the satellite into orbit.
17 February 2012, 11:59 AM ET
The Shenzhou 9 flight will launch three astronauts to China's Tiangong 1 space laboratory.
10 February 2012, 11:04 AM ET
The new Chang'e 2 map is the best view yet of the entire moon, Chinese officials say.
10 February 2012, 11:00 AM ET
See photos from China's second mission to explore the moon with the Chang'e 2 lunar orbiter.
02 February 2012, 10:01 AM ET
Have a favorite spaceship? Cheer it on in's vote for the best human-carrying spacecraft.
25 January 2012, 07:07 PM ET
If elected, Gingrich pledges to have an American moon base running by his second term.
24 January 2012, 07:00 AM ET
Both Republican presidential hopefuls said they value America's space program.
20 January 2012, 05:17 PM ET
China is making steady progress for its ambitious space exploration program.
20 January 2012, 04:00 PM ET
Military officials may be testing the spacecraft's limits by keeping it aloft for so long.
20 January 2012, 03:12 PM ET
China targets 2013 for launch of a lunar landing mission.
10 January 2012, 10:00 AM ET
China launched a new a high-resolution civil mapping satellite.
08 January 2012, 08:00 AM ET
From New Year's resolutions to private spaceflight, vote for your top space story of the week.
06 January 2012, 04:58 PM ET
The orbits of the two vehicles just don't match up.
01 January 2012, 12:33 PM ET
From New Year's moon mission to a supernova space oddity. vote for your top space story of the week.
29 December 2011, 02:28 PM ET
China plans more moon missions, including a robotic lunar sample return flight in 2016.
28 December 2011, 11:21 AM ET
The Beidou satnav system currently consists of 10 satellites but will grow to 35 by 2020.
27 December 2011, 12:00 PM ET
The 50th anniversary of human spaceflight brought big changes.
26 December 2011, 10:46 AM ET
China's Dec. 22 launch surpassed the U.S. tally for most rocket launches in year.
19 December 2011, 10:19 AM ET
China will launch a massive Nigerian communications satellite Monday to link Africans with television programming, education services and navigation signals.
16 December 2011, 04:52 PM ET
End of a Shuttle era, on-orbit & launch failures, space station completion, and private space growth highlight an exciting year in spaceflight.
07 December 2011, 01:01 PM ET
With China, India and Japan ramping up space activities, an unspoken space race is taking place in Asia.
02 December 2011, 01:31 PM ET
The Chinese Long March rocket launched into orbit carrying a navigation satellite.
21 November 2011, 12:52 PM ET
A Chinese Long March 2D rocket launched into space carrying two satellites.
17 November 2011, 10:37 AM ET
The unmanned Shenzhou-8 spacecraft landed on November 17 in China, marking its successful separation and return to Earth from the Tiangong-1 space station. This animated look shows the dock, separation and landing.
17 November 2011, 09:50 AM ET
The unmanned Shenzhou 8 spacecraft landed in inner Mongolia to end a smooth docking test flight.
16 November 2011, 11:17 AM ET
The unmanned Shenzhou 8 vehicle separated today from its orbital partner, Tiangong 1.