STS-107 special report
China launches remote sensing satellite
Posted: Mon, May 30 3:07 PM ET (2007 GMT)
Long March 4B launch of Ziyuan 3-02 (Xinhua) A Long March vehicle placed Chinese and Argentine satellites into orbit May 30. The Long March 4B rocket lifted off from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center at 11:17 pm EDT May 29 (0317 GMT, 11:17 am Beijing time May 30) and placed the Ziyuan 3-02 satellite into sun-synchronous orbit. The 2,700-kilogram satellite will serve as a civil remote sensing satellite, providing high-resolution and multispectral images. The rocket also carried two small satellites by Satellogic, an Argentine company, intended to be part of the 25-satellite Aleph-1 constellation for remote sensing.

China launches astronomy satellite
Posted: Sun, Dec 20 12:17 PM ET (1817 GMT)
Long March 2D launch of DAMPE (Xinhua) China launched a satellite Thursday to search for dark matter. A Long March 2D rocket lifted off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center at 7:12 pm EST Wednesday (0012 GMT, 8:12 am Beijing time Thursday) and placed the Dark Matter Particle Explorer (DAMPE) satellite into a sun-synchronous orbit. The spacecraft, also known as Wukong, will study cosmic rays, seeking potential signatures of dark matter.

Thursday, October 20
Space program advances in heavens and on Earth
Xinhua — 3:10 am ET (0810 GMT)

Wednesday, October 19
Asia Minute: China’s Latest Space Shot
Hawaii Public Radio — 3:50 am ET (0850 GMT)

Tuesday, October 18
Will NASA Ever Work With China?
Popular Mechanics — 7:56 pm ET (0056 GMT)
Chinese Astronauts Dock with Tiangong-2 Space Lab — 7:11 pm ET (0011 GMT)
Astronauts enjoy range of delicacies on Shenzhou XI
China Daily — 5:47 am ET (1047 GMT)
Shenzhou XI astronaut to spend 50th birthday in space
China Daily — 5:47 am ET (1047 GMT)
Fairing fragments of Shenzhou XI found in Shaanxi
China Daily — 5:40 am ET (1040 GMT)
Permanent station plans ride on mission
China Daily — 5:39 am ET (1039 GMT)
Yawn: China’s Space Program Is Making Advances Look Routine
Wall Street Journal — 5:31 am ET (1031 GMT)
China sends astronauts on longest space mission
The Straits Times — 5:26 am ET (1026 GMT)