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  1. Should mankind invest in the exploration of space?

    Posted Jun 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... have spent a huge amount of time and effort - and money - on space travel, these investments have been worthwhile. Technology that was created and first helped us to carry out space exploration ... for use in space exploration. Since the cold war, there has been intense competition to explore space. The more advanced the technology, the more equipment is put up there. Space exploration ...

  2. Firms seal deal on wireless technologies

    Posted Apr 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Bien Perez Mainland telecommunications giant China Mobile and Alcatel-Lucent have signed a deal on joint research and development of advanced wireless-networking technologies. It includes further work on the energy and space-saving LightRadio technology that Paris-based Alcatel-Lucent created. With LightRadio, the components of a large cellular tower or base station can ...

  3. Launch hits new level of precision

    Posted Nov 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com An unmanned spacecraft that was launched from Jiuquan, Gansu, yesterday set a record for precise space delivery, underlining China's ability ... to do repeated calculations with flight data to determine the exact moment to shut down the rocket's engines. It had received more than 100 technological improvements for the mission, ...

  4. China should lead the way to space

    Posted Oct 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in space technology and research. I hope that scientists can find out more about the secrets of the universe. Down here on Earth, our planet is suffering from climate change and other environmental problems because of pollution and destructive human activities. Some scientists predict that soon the Earth may no longer be suitable for people to live. If that is so, space technology may be our ...

  5. China a step closer to building its own space station

    Posted Nov 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... but so was the launch,' he said. 'This suggests that the technology and manufacturing of China's space hardware is improving.' Millions of mainlanders stayed up past midnight ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Encouraged by yesterday morning's historic rendezvous and docking of the Shenzhou VIII spacecraft, Chinese authorities said construction of a space ...

  6. Space agency looks to capture sun's power

    Posted Sep 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... firing up mainland space scientists' ambitions. Professor Wang Xiji, a key drafter of the proposal, wrote an article in the Ministry of Science and Technology newspaper Science Times saying that China had built up a solid industrial foundation, acquired sufficient technology and had enough money to carry out the most ambitious space project in history. Once completed, the solar station, ...

  7. Ex-Nasa official to help China's space programme

    Posted May 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... a new leadership system for its space programme. Charles Pellerin, who is in Hong Kong for a management consultants Evans & Peck, said he would provide China with management expertise rather ... telescope project, which he called 'the biggest screw-up in scientific history'. The China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC), a key player in the mainland's ...

  8. Out of the ashes of failure

    Posted May 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Pellerin revamped the Nasa management that helped restore the reputation of the world's greatest space agency. Today, as a consultant and academic, he is spreading the message that technology ... remembers the day in 1986 he walked into his office and was told the space shuttle Challenger had exploded, killing all seven astronauts inside. Later, he was put in charge of the Hubble space ...

  9. U.S. tipped off on missile test, says WikiLeaks

    Posted Aug 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in western China. The CSS-X-11 will launch from the Shuangchengzi Space and Missile Centre, approximately 1,100 kilometres east of Korla. 'Action addressee posts should co-ordinate closely ... direct-ascent anti-satellite intercept of the Chinese FY-1C weather satellite', which surprised the international community and prompted fears about a new arms race in space. The US expressed its ...

  10. China's high-stakes race for space's strategic ground

    Posted Jul 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The landing will stall America's advance along space's strategic edge, and give second- and third-tier space nations a chance to narrow the technological gaps. One of the most ambitious countries in the emerging global space race is China, which views space exploration not only as the cornerstone of its national efforts in scientific and technological innovation, but also as vital ...




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