Latest News About Chinas Space Program Archive
03 March 2008, 05:47 AM ET
Satellite maker Loral seeks to thwart rival Thales Alenia's plans.
28 February 2008, 04:40 PM ET
China successfully tested its spacesuits and airlock.
12 February 2008, 05:58 AM ET
A former Boeing engineer was arrested for allegedly sharing trade secrets with China.
07 February 2008, 04:40 PM ET
A robotic observatory opened on one of Earth's most remote locations.
03 January 2008, 06:29 AM ET
Researchers will observe the elusive Quadrantid shower for over 9 hours.
02 January 2008, 02:49 PM ET
The coming year is going to be a full one on Florida's Space Coast.
27 December 2007, 07:00 AM ET
It's been a busy year for spaceflight in the U.S. and around the world.
12 December 2007, 10:52 AM ET
China's president hailed the success of the nation's first moon probe.
12 November 2007, 03:11 PM ET
A Chinese Earth-watching satellite launched into space early Monday.
01 November 2007, 06:18 PM ET
China says there is no Asian space race under way.
24 October 2007, 12:13 PM ET
A prototype lunar prospecting robot has been developed at Carnegie Mellon.
24 October 2007, 08:02 AM ET
According to Chinese news agency Xinhua, China successfully launched its first lunar probe on Wednesday.
16 October 2007, 03:23 PM ET
China's first science satellite ends four-year mission with flare
19 September 2007, 11:27 AM ET
A joint mission of China and Brazil shot into an orbit circling Earth's poles late Tuesday.
03 September 2007, 07:00 AM ET
China to take steps to mitigate space junk spawned by its rockets and satellites.
06 July 2007, 09:28 AM ET
Debris from a Chinese anti-satellite weapons test early this year threatens orbiting spacecraft.
06 July 2007, 08:43 AM ET
A Chinese Long March 3B rocket successfully orbited the Chinasat 6B satellite Thursday.
16 April 2007, 12:37 PM ET
China launched its second satellite in less than three days Friday when a Long March 3A rocket successfully delivered a navigation craft into orbit.
12 April 2007, 03:22 PM ET
China launched a satellite Wednesday to begin a three-year mission surveying the world's oceans to monitor sea color and temperature, according to state media reports.
03 April 2007, 05:54 AM ET
Results from a recent study of the microbes in China's remote deserts could help astrobiologists refine their maps for uncovering Martian life.
14 March 2007, 06:11 AM ET
China is ramping up for the launch this year of Chang’e 1, a lunar orbiter designed to set the stage for the nation’s future Moon-bound missions.
12 February 2007, 06:12 AM ET
A French parliamentary group said China’s recent anti-satellite demonstrations, plus Chinese and Indian plans for lunar exploration, are clear signs that a second global space race has begun and that Europe should join it.
04 February 2007, 09:45 AM ET
A Chinese navigation satellite was successfully hauled into orbit Friday to kick off a busy year in space that will include the launch of the country's first probe to study the Moon.
02 February 2007, 03:39 PM ET
The flotsam created by China’s anti-satellite test last month is on the radar screens of space debris analysts, as well as space policy experts.
24 January 2007, 10:32 AM ET
PARIS — The Chinese government confirmed Jan. 23 that it had sent a missile to destroy one of its own satellites but insisted the test should not be viewed as a hostile act.
19 January 2007, 06:20 PM ET
Standing by the new space policy the White House issued last year, a U.S. State Department official said China’s Jan. 11 test of an anti-satellite weapon in space is not cause to open negotiations on a new treaty that would place limits on what countries
19 January 2007, 10:30 AM ET
BOSTON — The House and Senate Armed Services committees will get classified briefings Friday about the destruction of a Chinese weather satellite by a Chinese-launched ballistic missile, an incident that is being widely interpreted as the test of an anti-
02 January 2007, 08:40 AM ET
A renewal of robotic lunar exploration is ready for liftoff in 2007—and not by the United States. This year, China is set to launch its first lunar orbiter, followed by the summer sendoff of a mega-powerful mooncraft from Japan.
08 December 2006, 06:13 PM ET
PARIS — China’s newest geostationary-orbiting meteorological satellite, FengYun 2D, was successfully launched Dec. 8 aboard a Chinese Long March 3A rocket from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China, Chinese government officials announced.
10 November 2006, 10:21 AM ET
The Indian Space Research Agency (ISRO) has proposed starting a human spaceflight program, with the first manned flight taking place by 2014 leading up to landing an Indian national on the Moon by 2020, ahead of China.
03 November 2006, 03:10 PM ET
China's next Shenzhou spacecraft to launch astronauts into orbit is under construction as officials draw up plans for the 2008 space shot, the country’s state-run media reported Friday.
26 September 2006, 03:11 PM ET
WASHINGTON — NASA Administrator Mike Griffin ruled out Chinese participation in the assembly of the international space station, adding that any U.S.-Chinese collaboration on human space flight projects would have to happen “well down the road.”
25 September 2006, 10:51 AM ET
BEIJING (AP) – The United States is looking to collaborate with China on civilian space projects but will not pursue broad engagement with the military-dominated Chinese space program, NASA's chief administrator said Monday.
24 September 2006, 09:46 AM ET
Top officials from NASA and China are meeting this week to gauge the prospects for potential partnerships in future space endeavors.
13 September 2006, 07:28 AM ET
NASA chief, Mike Griffin, is preparing for his first-hand look at China’s growing space program—a visit slated for month’s end. Expectations and cordialities aside, SPACE.com asked policy and China specialists to gauge the meaning of Griffin’s trip, polit
22 August 2006, 06:38 AM ET
NASA’s Mike Griffin is set for his own personal space travel trek next month, flying overseas to Russia, Japan, and China.