China

This tag is used to mark content that is related to Chinese aerospace. China is a prolific launcher of spacecraft and is a global space titan.

NASA's Space Launch System (left) and China's Long March 10 (right). How the U.S. and China plan to land humans on the Moon before 2030

Both the United States of America and the People's Republic of China are planning to perform crewed missions to the Moon before the year 2030. The two countries have different ideas on how these missions should be performed in terms of launch plans and public-private partnerships. But how

Apr 17, 2024 22 mins

An artist rendition of the Dongfanghong-2 spacecraft. Dongfanghong-2 - 40 years ago today

On the 8th of April 1984, a Long March 3 lifted off from Launch Complex 3 of the Xichang Satellite Launch Center bound for a geostationary transfer orbit. Aboard the rocket was the Dongfanghong-2 communications satellite. Dongfanghong-2 was part of the Shiyong Tongbu Tongxing Weixing (實用定位通訊衛星), which literally means Operational

Apr 8, 2024 3 mins

Top 10 Things You Don't Know About China's Space Station Top 10 Things You Don't Know About China's Space Station

Learn more about the amazing things going on China's Space Station!

Mar 29, 2024 5 mins

The Long March 6A Y3 vehicle lifting off from its launch pad. China launches Yunhai satellite atop of the fifth Long March 6A

China launched what was thought to be a Long March 6C in the Western world but later turned out to be a Long March 6A. The launch occurred from Launch Complex 9A at the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center, in northern China. Liftoff was at 10:51 pm Universal Coordinated Time

Mar 27, 2024 4 mins

A Railgun Launched Chinese Spaceplane A Railgun Launched Chinese Spaceplane

Learn more about Chinese space ambitions and their future goals for reusable spaceplanes!

Mar 27, 2024 5 mins

The Long March 8 Y3 rocket lifting off from Launch Complex 2 at the Wenchang Space Launch Site. ©SpaceLens China launches new lunar communications satellite!

In the early hours of the 20th of March, a Long March 8 rocket lifted off from Launch Complex 2 at the Wenchang Space Launch Site. Onboard the rocket were three satellites bound for the Moon. The three satellites are Queqiao-2, Tiandu-1, and Tiandu-2. The Long March 8 launch vehicle

Mar 20, 2024 4 mins

Long March 5 lifting off from Wenchang carrying Tianwen-1. ©Cai Yang/Xinhua China to launch 100 times in 2024!

Today, the 26th of February, the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation, CASC, released its 'blue paper' outlining China's space goals for the coming year. The 'blue paper' from CASC also noted that 2024 is the 75th anniversary of the founding of the People&

Feb 26, 2024 3 mins

Renders of Mengzhou (left) and Lanyue (right) with Earth behind them. ©China Manned Space Agency China names its new crewed spacecraft!

Early on the 24th of February, the China Manned Space Engineering Office announced that it had selected the names for its two spacecraft that will be used for its crewed lunar exploration program. The applications had been open since August and ran until late 2023 with over two-thousand submissions received!

Feb 24, 2024 5 mins

A Long March 2F rolls out from the vertical assembly building at Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center. What are the orbital launch sites of China?

Over the past decade, China has routinely been the second most prolific launcher of orbital rockets delivering thousands of satellites and spacecraft to space. To achieve this feat, the country has four launch sites inside its territory as well as sea-based launch-supporting platforms. But what are these launch sites and

Feb 20, 2024 7 mins

The Tiangong Space Station, with Earth in the background. ©China Manned Space Agency China's Tiangong Space Station passes 1000 days in space!

Disclaimer: This article may take a while to load as where possible a relevant image is used. As of the 24th of January 2024, China's Tiangong Space Station has surpassed one-thousand days in space! The space station was constructed in three launches, starting in late April of 2021.

Jan 27, 2024 12 mins

Kinetica-1 lifting off from its launchpad. ©CAS Space Kinetica-1 succeeds for the third time in a row

Early on the 23rd of January, CAS Space launched its first mission of the year carrying five satellites atop of its Kinetica-1 rocket. The Kinetica-1 rocket lifted off from Launch Area 130 at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center and flew to a sun-synchronous orbit of the Earth. The five satellites

Jan 23, 2024 4 mins

Long March 7 lifting off from its launch pad at Wenchang Space Launch Site. ©CFP China launches sixth resupply mission to its space station

A Long March 7 lifted off from the Wenchang Space Launch Site on Wednesday the 17th of January at 22:27 pm Beijing Time. The rocket was carrying the Tianzhou 7 cargo spacecraft to low Earth orbit where it chased down the Tiangong Space Station. The Tianzhou 7 docked to

Jan 17, 2024 4 mins

A render of two taikonauts on the lunar surface. ©China Central Television How China plans to land crew on the Moon by 2030

Disclaimer: Translations from Chinese in this article may not be entirely accurate. China currently has plans to land a crew on the surface of the Moon by 2030 but how do they plan to achieve this goal? And what spacecraft and rockets will be used? The goal was announced to

Jan 12, 2024 11 mins