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China Launches Core Space Station Module
April 29, 2021

China Launches Core Space Station Module

By Abhijnan Rej
The country expects to complete construction of its space station, called Tiangong, next year.
China Is Evolving a Distinct Space Culture
March 26, 2021

China Is Evolving a Distinct Space Culture

By Molly Silk
With all eyes on the development of China’s space technologies, one vital area has been overlooked: the swelling wave of a unique Chinese “space culture.”

The Strategic Implications of the China-Russia Lunar Base Cooperation Agreement
March 19, 2021

The Strategic Implications of the China-Russia Lunar Base Cooperation Agreement

By Namrata Goswami
With their agreement, the partners are signalling an alternative to a U.S.-led order in space.

China, Russia Agree to Cooperate on Permanent Moon Base
March 10, 2021

China, Russia Agree to Cooperate on Permanent Moon Base

By Shannon Tiezzi
China has long planned to set up a manned lunar research station. Now it has its first international partner.

For the First Time, a Chinese Spacecraft Enters Mars’ Orbit
February 11, 2021

For the First Time, a Chinese Spacecraft Enters Mars’ Orbit

By Associated Press
The Tianwen 1 rover is China’s first foray to the planet, and the country’s most ambitious deep-space mission yet.
What’s Ahead for China’s Space Program in 2021?
January 22, 2021

What’s Ahead for China’s Space Program in 2021?

By Namrata Goswami and Namrata Goswami
From a Mars mission to the beginnings of a new space station, this year will be full of milestones for China.

Sky High: How the Asia-Pacific Sees Space
January 13, 2021

Sky High: How the Asia-Pacific Sees Space

David Burbach, Namrata Goswami, and Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan discuss the future of space competition and cooperation in Asia.
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 Space Program Suggests Decoupling Won’t Work Like the US Hopes
December 16, 2020

China’s Space Program Suggests Decoupling Won’t Work Like the US Hopes

By Brantly Womack
The U.S. has long frozen China out of space cooperation. That hasn’t stopped China from making substantial progress.

China’s Moon Plans: A Cautionary Note
December 04, 2020

China’s Moon Plans: A Cautionary Note

By Abhijnan Rej
While the idea of mining the moon may look attractive, neither China nor anybody else is quite there yet.

China Launches Mission to Bring Back Material From Moon
November 24, 2020

China Launches Mission to Bring Back Material From Moon

By Associated Press
If successful, the lunar mission would mark a giant leap forward for China's space program.
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.

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