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Chinese spacecraft docks with orbiting module


June 24th, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 24 (IANS) Chinese astronauts Sunday manually docked a spacecraft with an orbiting module, the first such attempt in China's space exploration history, authorities said.The astronauts successfully docked the ... Read more...

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Chinese astronauts get e-mail from earth


June 19th, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 19 (IANS) Chinese astronauts in the orbiting space module Tiangong-1 Tuesday received the first of its kind e-mail from earth.The Beijing Aerospace Control Centre said the e-mail contains ... Read more...

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China to send first woman astronaut into space


June 15th, 2012 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 15 (IANS) China will send its first woman astronaut into space when it launches its fourth manned spacecraft Saturday evening, Xinhua reported.The space mission's major task is to ... Read more...

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Joining Chinese space mission doesn’t come easy! (Lead)


March 25th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 25 (IANS) China has selected its first two women astronauts for the next manned space mission to be launched between June and August. The selection process required them ... Read more...

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Joining Chinese space mission doesn’t come easy!


March 25th, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 25 (IANS) China has selected its first two women astronauts for its next manned space mission to be launched between June and August. The selection process required them ... Read more...

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China to launch 100 satellites during 2011-15


March 10th, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 10 (IANS) China has set a target of completing a space mission of "100 rockets, 100 satellites" between 2011 and 2015, according to a space official.According to Zhang ... Read more...

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China prepares for manned space docking this year


March 1st, 2012 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 1 (IANS) China's first unmanned space module, the Tiangong-1, is now capable of accommodating astronauts, and it may be possible for China to carry out its first manned ... Read more...

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China to launch manned spacecraft


February 18th, 2012 - 1:28 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 17 (IANS) China will launch a manned spacecraft between June and August, an official said Friday.The Shenzhou-9 spacecraft will dock at the orbiting Tiangong-1 space lab module, a ... Read more...

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China’s space programme has no military purpose


November 19th, 2011 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 19 (IANS) China's space missions do not directly serve any military purpose, a space programme official has said.But the space-related technological developments can be used in both civilian ... Read more...

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China to establish manned space station


November 3rd, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 3 (IANS) China will establish a manned space station around 2020, an official said Thursday. Wu Ping, the country's manned space program spokesperson, said that China's spacecraft will conduct ... Read more...

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China mulls sending female astronauts into space


October 31st, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 31 (IANS) China is considering sending female astronauts into space during its space docking missions next year, a chief designer for the astronaut programme said Monday.Two female astronauts ... Read more...

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China to launch spacecraft


October 26th, 2011 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 26 (IANS) China will launch a spacecraft that will perform the country's first docking with a space lab module.The country will launch the Shenzhou-8 spacecraft in early November ... Read more...

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China’s first space lab module blasts off


September 29th, 2011 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 29 (IANS) China's first space lab module -- Tiangong-1 -- blasted off Thursday from Jiuquan satellite launch center in the northwest desert area. It blasted off at 9.16 ... Read more...

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China to launch space laboratory


September 28th, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 28 (IANS) China will launch its first space laboratory module Thursday, a step which will pave the way for its own space station, China Daily reported.The unmanned -- ... Read more...

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China to launch unmanned space module


September 20th, 2011 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 20 (IANS) China has decided to launch its unmanned space module -- Tiangong-1 -- between Sep 27 and 30.The 8.5-tonne Tiangong-1, or "Heavenly Palace 1," will be sent ... Read more...

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China may send women to space in 2012


May 1st, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 1 (IANS) Chinese women may fly to space as soon as next year, one of the country's first astronauts and now in charge of the manned space programme ... Read more...

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Countdown begins for China’s space station in 2020


April 26th, 2011 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Apr 26 (ANI): The China Manned Space Engineering Office has unveiled plans to build a 60-ton space station, made up of three capsules, by the year 2020.Authorities in charge of the ... Read more...

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China plans to launch two manned spacecraft in 2012


March 4th, 2011 - 3:35 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Mar 4 (ANI): A spokesman for the China Manned Space Engineering Office has said that China plans to launch two manned spacecraft in 2012 to dock with its space module, Tiangong-1, ... Read more...

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China to put man on the moon by 2030


March 4th, 2011 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 4 (IANS) China plans to make a manned moon landing by 2030, but the purpose of exploration of the moon should be seen as "peaceful" rather than a ... Read more...

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China tests space module for 2011 launch


August 18th, 2010 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 18 (IANS) China has finished construction of its first module of an unmanned space station and is testing it for a launch in 2011, a military official has said. The 8.5-tonne ... Read more...

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China deploys its first women astronauts


May 8th, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 8 (ANI): China has for the first time, included two women in its new seven-member astronaut crew. Though no names were disclosed, authorities did reveal that the new entrants ... Read more...

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China to launch second lunar probe in October


March 4th, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, March 4 (ANI): Reports indicate that China plans to launch the Chang'e-2, the country's second lunar probe, in October this year."The satellite would be launched on a Long March 3-C ... Read more...

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China to put unmanned space module Tiangong-1 into space next year


March 3rd, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Mar. 3 (ANI): China will put an unmanned space module, Tiangong-1, into space in 2011, Xinhua quoted a space expert, as saying here Wednesday.Qi Faren, former chief designer of China's Shenzhou ... Read more...

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China plans to launch unmanned space module next year


March 3rd, 2010 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 3 (IANS) China plans to launch an unmanned space module in 2011. It is expected to complete the country's first space docking which is regarded as an essential step toward ... Read more...

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China outlines future space station plan


March 3rd, 2009 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, March 3 (ANI): A Chinese scientist has said that Chinas future space station will comprise a core module, two experimental modules, a manned spaceship and a cargo spaceship.Qi Faren, ... Read more...

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