China Outlines Space Priorities, Including Debris Mitigation, New Launch Vehicles

The graphic shows part of Long-March series of carrier rockets. Illustration: Xinhua

PARIS — The Chinese government on Dec. 29 issued a broad statement on its five-year space program, saying top priorities include developing three new launch vehicles — including a rapid-response launch system — and mitigating its contribution to space debris.

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Space Plan From China Broadens Challenge to U.S.

By  and  Published: December 29, 2011

BEIJING — Broadening its challenge to the United States, the Chinese government on Thursday announced an ambitious five-year plan for space exploration that would move China closer to becoming a major rival at a time when the American program is in retreat.

Read the rest of the article here: New York Times Article


China white paper sets out five-year space plan

China has released a white paper setting out its space plans for the next five years.

China ”will push forward human spaceflight projects and make new technological breakthroughs”, the report said.

Read the rest of the article here: BBC Article 


Space Report Touts Tech, Tiptoes Around Military Uses

Since China shocked the world by obliterating one of its aging weather satellites with a missile in 2007, it has struggled to reassure other countries of its peaceful intentions in space.

Read the rest of the article here: Wall Street Journal Article


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