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China’s Tianwen-1 Lands Rover on Mars
May 20, 2021

China’s Tianwen-1 Lands Rover on Mars

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
A significant technological feat for China, Beijing’s accomplishment is also a reminder of the revved-up space competition among the major space powers. 
China Delays Mission While NASA Congratulates on Mars Images
May 20, 2021

China Delays Mission While NASA Congratulates on Mars Images

By Associated Press
The United States is the only other country to have successfully landed and operated a spacecraft on Mars.

China Moves Toward a Permanent Space Presence
May 01, 2021

China Moves Toward a Permanent Space Presence

By Namrata Goswami
The launch of the first piece of China's space station is a big step toward achieving a long-standing goal.

Fresh Calls for Space Security Governance Measures Unlikely to Yield Results
April 16, 2021

Fresh Calls for Space Security Governance Measures Unlikely to Yield Results

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
Progress will probably require developing small, technical agreements given that big, all-encompassing agreements have proven too difficult under current international circumstances.

Chinese Alien-Hunting Telescope Now Open to Foreign Scientists
April 03, 2021

Chinese Alien-Hunting Telescope Now Open to Foreign Scientists

By Abhijnan Rej
However, to what extent American astronomers would be willing or able to use FAST remains unknown.
Why Is China Going to the Moon?
December 18, 2020

Why Is China Going to the Moon?

By Namrata Goswami and Namrata Goswami
Following the successful conclusion of the Chang’e 5 mission, a look at the motivations driving China’s lunar program.

China’s Moon Mission Returns to Earth as Some Call for Greater International Space Collaboration
December 17, 2020

China’s Moon Mission Returns to Earth as Some Call for Greater International Space Collaboration

By Abhijnan Rej
The Chang’e-5 becomes the first mission since 1976 to bring lunar samples back to earth.
China’s Coming Chang’e 5 Launch: Strategic Implications
November 20, 2020

China’s Coming Chang’e 5 Launch: Strategic Implications

By Namrata Goswami and Namrata Goswami
The mission is not just about scientific exploration of the lunar surface, but about developing Chinese space power and the attractiveness of its space vision.

Washington Watching as Beijing’s Space Power Grows
September 10, 2020

Washington Watching as Beijing’s Space Power Grows

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
The latest U.S. Defense Department report on Chinese military power recounts Beijing’s growing space and counterspace capabilities.

Why Is China Going to Mars?
July 14, 2020

Why Is China Going to Mars?

By Namrata Goswami and Namrata Goswami
China's upcoming Mars mission is part of an integrated space strategy.

The Economic and Military Impact of China’s BeiDou Navigation System
July 01, 2020

The Economic and Military Impact of China’s BeiDou Navigation System

By Namrata Goswami and Namrata Goswami
The combination of recent technological developments offers a China-led world order a definitive competitive edge.
China’s Answer to GPS Is Now Fully Complete
June 26, 2020

China’s Answer to GPS Is Now Fully Complete

By Abhilash Halappanavar
The final satellite in the BeiDou system completes an undertaking 20 years in the making.

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