Did I understand Uncle Google correctly that a competition was held to name the ship and the lander? It's a bit of a shame that it has just ended .
Has China turned away from Russia in joint race to the moon?Senior Chinese space scientist’s presentation at global astronautical congress in Baku leaves out Russian role in joint lunar research missionOmission not a surprise given Russia’s poor performance in space in recent years, some analysts sayLing Xin in OhioPublished: 8:30pm, 7 Oct, 2023
Twenty years ago, China launched the Shenzhou-5 mission, carrying Yang Liwei to space. Since then, the Chinese crewed space program has evolved a lot into what now powers a constantly crewed station.✍️ me for @NASASpaceflight Article:
China details solar system exploration times. Additionally, several more rockets were launched, of which one failed. ✍️me for @NASASpaceflight Link:
CASC showcased an in-orbit manufacturing tech, with prototype printing 43m rod. Plans are in place to test this tech on future tech validation satellite soon. Source: buff.ly/3FLL7vL
Public voting for the mission patches of 4 China Space Station launches, Tianzhou-7/8 & Shenzhou-18/19, in 2024 is open on CMSA website: cmse.gov.cn/hdjl/bszjhd/tp…
CMSA: "Crewed lunar landing mission was approved by the government earlier this year. We are targeting before 2030 to land Chinese astronauts on the moon."
With 66 launches so far, 2023 has been a busy year for China. The country started normal operations on the Tiangong station, performed several hop tests, and successfully launched a methane rocket.Adrian (@BCCarCounters) recaps this year in China ⬇️
China’s 2023: closing out a busy year amidst preparations for lunar missionswritten by Adrian Beil December 27, 2023 Following China’s impressive 2022, the country once again managed to launch over 60 times in a calendar year. While the year lacked high-profile missions, more are on the horizon as China focuses on the Moon.
A grand #exhibition on China‘s manned space program is being held in Shanghai. The 1:1 scale model of #Tianhe core module , 1:4 scale model of China Space station combination, and the #Shenzhou14 re-entry capsule ……
Yang Liwei, Deputy Chief Designer of CNSA/CMS's crewed space program, reveals ambitious plans for 2024: 4 launches, 2 recoveries, training for Shenzhou 18 and Shenzhou 19 astronauts, and steady progress on the crewed lunar landing. Full HD:youtu.be/0KypYxqACrU
Tianzhou cargo spaceship launch frequency changed from 2 ships per year to 3 ships every 2 years, due to reduced demand after the construction phase and improved payload capability. Full HD:youtu.be/RXXt3xCHybA
So reusable 2nd stage of Long March 9 is something for 2040-2050? That is rather long time. I wonder if private company can step up and progress a bit faster, since private company in China are moving pretty fast.
Quote from: KVP424 on 02/21/2024 03:00 pmSo reusable 2nd stage of Long March 9 is something for 2040-2050? That is rather long time. I wonder if private company can step up and progress a bit faster, since private company in China are moving pretty fast.A number of years ago I was talking to a US technology expert who had done an assessment of China's space industry, including going to China to talk to as many people as they could. They told me that commercial aerospace companies are majority-owned by the Chinese government. So the definitions don't apply to China in the same way as the West.