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.

What commercial reusable rockets are on the horizon from China? What commercial reusable rockets are on the horizon from China?

Disclaimer: Launch vehicles that have recently been announced or have had minimal details shared are not included. SpaceX has slashed the cost of sending satellites into orbit since the introduction of its Falcon 9 launch vehicle in 2010. Over its fourteen-year history, Falcon 9 has flown almost 350 times while

Jul 10, 2024 8 mins

The Tianlong-3 test stage falling back towards Earth. Unexpected Liftoff - Space Pioneer's static fire incident

Disclaimer: This article contains the speculation of the writers due to the ongoing accident investigation by Space Pioneer and authorities in China. Space Pioneer has recently become a well-known name in China's commercial aerospace industry, but for the wrong reasons. The company escalated to the spotlight outside of

Jul 3, 2024 5 mins

The return capsule of the Chang'e 6 spacecraft after softly landing. ©Xinhua Lunar far-side samples brought to Earth by Chang'e 6!

China's Chang'e 6 probe departed for the Moon's far side a little over fifty-three days ago, it would later land on the Moon at the start of June. Today, the Chang'e 6 probes re-entry capsule touched down at the landing site located

Jun 25, 2024 5 mins

The Long March 2C carrying SVOM lifting off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center. Franco-Chinese gamma-ray burst mission blasts off from Xichang!

A Long March 2C rocket lifted off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center earlier today carrying the SVOM, or Space Variable Objects Monitor, spacecraft into a low Earth orbit. The launch is said to have occurred at 15:00 pm China Standard Time, or 07:00 am Universal Coordinated Time.

Jun 22, 2024 5 mins

Two taikonauts training for an extravehicular activity in a neutral bouncy pool. China completes fourth taikonaut batch selection ahead of lunar missions

The China Manned Space Agency announced on June 11th that it had completed the selection of its fourth batch of taikonauts. Applications were received from the Chinese mainland and the special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macao. From the applications, the agency narrowed its selection down to ten taikonauts,

Jun 11, 2024 2 mins

The Story of Chinese Starlink: An overview of Guowang, G60 and more The Story of Chinese Starlink: An overview of Guowang, G60 and more

Guowang is China's national answer to Starlink. Back in early 2015 SpaceX announced the Starlink project to provide global internet access. This is not the first of their proposals but what makes Starlink so successful is the scale of their operation and them launching their own satellites at

Jun 10, 2024 6 mins

A render of Zhuque-3 headed to orbit after fairing separation. ©LandSpace LandSpace's 'golden ticket' payload?

Disclaimer: This article contains the opinion and speculation of the writer and not Cosmic Nxws as a whole. LandSpace, a commercial launch provider in China, and Hongqing Technology have recently filed with the International Telecommunications Union for a mega constellation via a joint venture called Shanghai LandSpace Hongqing Technology Co

Jun 4, 2024 5 mins

Chang'e 6 has landed! Whats next? How did it go? Chang'e 6 has landed! Whats next? How did it go?

China kicked off its Chang'e 6 lunar far-side sample return mission at 17:27 pm China Standard Time, or 09:27 am Universal Coordinated Time, May 3rd. The Long March 5 vehicle carrying the Chang'e 6 lifted off at the start of its launch window. Ascent

Jun 1, 2024 3 mins

Deep Blue Aerospace: An Overview and Update Deep Blue Aerospace: An Overview and Update

Chinese rocket company Deep Blue Aerospace has secured new funding for its reusable rocket plans, with the first launch scheduled for later this year. While just two years ago Deep Blue Aerospace preformed hop tests of a smaller vehicle, and completed several firings of their Nebula-1 rocket architecture. The company

Jun 1, 2024 3 mins

The Long March 3B/E Y96 vehicle lifting off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center. China launches Pakistan's newest communications satellite

Pakistan's newest communications satellite headed to a geosynchronous transfer orbit atop of a Long March 3B/E from the Xinchang Satellite Launch Center's Launch Complex 2, located in southern China. Liftoff occurred at 20:12 pm, China Standard Time, on May 30th, or 12:12 pm

May 30, 2024 3 mins

A render of the Xuntian Space Telescope. ©China National Space Administration China delays launch of Xuntian space telescope to late 2026

Yesterday, the 16th of May, the South China Morning Post, referred to as SCMP from here, was able to verify with those close to the program that the launch of the Xuntian (巡天) space telescope has been delayed to late 2026. Unofficial reports about a delay were shared on the

May 17, 2024 2 mins

The Chang'e 6 samples: Why Apollo Basin? The Chang'e 6 samples: Why Apollo Basin?

Discover the importance of Chang'e 6 and its landing site in this new article!

May 13, 2024 5 mins

The Long March 3B/E Y97 vehicle lifting off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center. China launches new experimental communication satellites

China has continued to ramp up its launch cadence for 2024 with a Long March 3B/E lifting off at 09:43 am China Standard Time, or 01:43 am Universal Coordinated Time, from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center, located in the country's Sichuan province, on May 9th.

May 9, 2024 4 mins