The China National Space Administration was founded more than 25 years ago and is overseeing an ambitious programme which includes deep space exploration, a manned space station, and cutting-edge advancements in technology, new materials, robotics and artificial intelligence.
Among the Tiangong space station crew is a Beijing university professor, China’s first non-military astronaut, and hopefuls from Hong Kong and Macau may follow in his footsteps.
There are so many areas in exploration in which the two sides can cooperate without compromising national security or interests.
Nation salutes return of Shenzhou-14 astronauts at night after landmark handover of assembled Tiangong station to another crew.
Competition to be among next generation of astronauts sure to be stiff, but city has already made its mark in space programme and boasts world-class scientists.
Experienced commander Jing Haipeng leads two first-time astronauts in ambitious mission to carry out in-orbit tests and experiments.
A pulse assembly line will nearly double rocket launch capacity to deploy a ‘giant satellite constellation’ above Starlink orbiters.
Space Pioneer’s Tianlong-2 launch of a rocket powered by coal-based aviation kerosene is being hailed as an aerospace industry breakthrough.
As the Nasa chief calls for curbs on US-China collaboration to stay, analyst says the obvious ‘need for cooperative activities’ will eventually win.
Study aims to explore gene mutation of bacteria rhizobia under space conditions in hopes of improving cultivation of critical protein source.
Starship’s ‘intelligent control’ appears to have gone offline when it was needed most, according to analysis by Chinese scientists developing similar rocket.
Researchers suggest China must hasten development of a situational awareness network that integrates space and ground-based sensors.
Findings by Zhurong rover highlight new areas in warmer regions of Mars where conditions might be suitable for life to exist.
Long-term, three-stage project aims to have the moon base fully operational by 2050, according to space agency.
The colour-coded maps will add to our knowledge of the red planet and improve planning for future missions, says Chinese space agency.
China gave moon dust samples to the French president during his visit earlier this month, country’s space agency says
China set up no-fly and no-sail zones in the East China Sea before the launch on Sunday, given the possibility of falling debris. Tokyo had urged Beijing to ensure the safety of Japanese vessels operating nearby.
The biggest launch vehicle ever built had been expected to take off from southern Texas on Monday.
Researchers from Wuhan University say they gave the technology full control of a satellite and set it free for 24 hours.
Fujian maritime safety notice declares area northeast of Taiwan off-limits for six hours from 9am on Sunday over fears of ‘falling rocket debris’.
The Cubic Emergency Lunar Vehicle of China can be folded and tucked into the back of a regular roving vehicle and when in use can travel up to 10km/h on the moon’s surface, say researchers.
Featuring two advanced telescopes from each country, SVOM is the most powerful space hunter of its kind after Nasa’s Neil Gehrels Swift Observatory.
Innovative transport system will cost just a fraction of the existing Long March rockets in response to growing challenges from the US.
Beijing Tianbing Technology Co, also known as Space Pioneer, successfully sent its liquid-propellant Tianlong-2 rocket into orbit on Sunday.
The United States is banking on an international coalition to maintain its leadership in the space race as it faces competition from China.
Chinese social media is captivated by space-age robot with advanced sensors and cameras that could help hold tools, deliver packages and other tasks to aid humans in space.
When the gamma-ray burst reached Earth on October 9, 2022, scientists around the world mobilised all instruments possible to observe it.
The United Arab Emirates’ Rashid-2 has fallen foul of restrictions aimed at keeping sensitive technology out of Chinese hands.