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  1. News - China

    China targets 15 pc of satellite launch market

    Posted Mar 02nd 2013, 04:39pm

    ... China is looking to increase its share of the global commercial satellite launching business, targeting a 15 per cent share by 2020. China has just 3 per cent of the market now, but the goal laid out on Saturday by a leading space programme official points to its ambitions to be a major player in space. The deputy head of the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology, Liang ...

  2. News - China - SPACE

    China launches first 'routine service mission' into space

    Posted Jun 10th 2013, 04:09pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen at Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre, Inner Mongolia binglin.chen@scmp.com The mainland's ambitious space programme has finished its experimental phase and begins regular service missions, authorities say First 'routine' mission set to go The "first routine service flight in China's manned space programme" has entered its final countdown, ...

  3. Business - China Business - PROPERTY

    Tier-2 Chinese cities facing glut of office space

    Posted Apr 13th 2013, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com Huge increase in supply likely to put developers under pricing pressure Tier-2 mainland cities face glut of office space The rapid development of new central ... international property consultant CBRE. In second-tier cities such as Tianjin, Shenyang and Chongqing, the stock of office space will more than triple between 2013 and 2016, according to a research ...

  4. Credibility lost in space?

    Posted Jan 24th 2007, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching On July 27, 1998, China issued a white paper on defence in which it declared: 'Outer space should be used exclusively for peaceful purposes to benefit mankind.' ... in the UN on keeping outer space free of weapons. As recently as last October, when it issued a white paper on its space activities, China asserted that its goals in space are to 'explore outer ...

  5. 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 ... deliver a payload to any location, which means we can also bring down any object in near space.' The Chinese military conducted a test in 2007, destroying an out-of-service weather satellite ...

  6. Space city in the desert not so secret

    Posted Jun 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Chen at Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre binglin.chen@scmp.com Dongfeng Space City sounds hi-tech but it looks plain. If not for a few long-range missiles painted with Maoist slogans standing on roadside lawns, a visitor would hardly know that this little town in the heart of the Gobi desert was the birthplace of China's missile and space programmes, and still one ...

  7. Two big steps for China in space

    Posted Jun 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the crew attempt a difficult manned docking with the Tiangong-I space module, a critical step in the nation's ambitious plan to build a space station by 2020. A Long March 2F rocket carrying ... and expanded the solar panels on each of its sides about 10 minutes later. At 6.57 pm, the commander-in-chief of the nation's manned space programme, General Chang Wanquan, declared the launch ...

  8. After orbiting space lab, China wants an undersea one

    Posted Jul 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and 9.7 metres tall, weighing about 2,600 tonnes. Like a space station, the deep-sea station would have multiple ports to support the docking of smaller manned or unmanned vessels. Researchers ...

  9. Nation may send woman into space

    Posted Mar 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Chen and Cary Huangin Beijing China may this year send its first woman into space. Two woman astronauts received intensive training for a mission scheduled for summer, according to a senior space expert. Qi Faren, former chief designer of the Shenzhou spaceships, said at a seminar in Guangzhou on Friday that two women were on the list to be among the three astronauts to board ...

  10. Moon orbiter launch hailed as milestone

    Posted Oct 25th 2007, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... a rover to the moon and back and, ultimately, land astronauts on the moon. Experts and the nation's leaders hailed the launch of the Chang'e I as a milestone in China's space exploration. The launch will heat up an Asian space race. The blastoff at 6.05pm, from the Xichang satellite launch centre in Sichuan province , of a Long March 3A rocket carrying the orbiter ...




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