China Eyes Next-generation Manned Spacecraft[Mar 09, 2017]
China hopes to lead the world in space technology by developing the next-generation manned spacecraft. China's next-generation spacecraft is reusable, with a much higher capacity than other foreign spacecraft. It can hold up to six crew members in low-earth orbit and three or four for a moon landing mission.
China, Russia to Cooperate on Marine High Tech[Mar 09, 2017]
China and Russia are cooperating on marine technology in the China-Mongolia-Russia economic corridor under the Belt and Road Initiative. The cooperation includes offshore oil and gas exploitation equipment, underwater robotics as well as scientific utilization of the Arctic passages.
China will develop a new generation of rockets launched from aircraft that can put satellites into space. Air-launched rockets can rapidly replace dysfunctional satellites or, in cases of disaster relief, quickly send up Earth observation satellites to assist in the effort.
China to Launch 6-8 Latest Navigation Satellites in 2017[Mar 07, 2017]
China plans to launch six to eight BeiDou-3 satellites in 2017. It is part of a plan to put 35 BeiDou satellites into space to form an orbiting satellite network and offer worldwide navigation services by 2020. China has already sent 22 BeiDou satellites into space.
Probe Will Bring back Moon Rocks and Soil[Mar 06, 2017]
Chang'e 5, China's newest lunar probe, will bring 2 kilograms of lunar soil and rock samples back to Earth before the end of 2017. The 8.2-metric ton probe has four components, an orbiter, lander, ascender and re-entry module. After the probe reaches lunar orbit, the components will separate into two parts, with the orbiter and re-entry module remaining in the orbit while the lander and ascender descend toward the moon's surface.
Chinese scientists have discovered the way the Ebola virus infects healthy human cells, which they say will provide theoretical basis for treatment and vaccine developments. The discovery was made by the immune team of the Heilongjiang Province-based Harbin Veterinary Research Institute (HVRI) under the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences.
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