China’s Tiangong will Rival the ISS says Chinese authorities

China is building its version of the International Space Station, and they promise an extraordinary one. The Tiangong which translates as Heavenly Palace will possess massive technological capabilities. According to China, the Tiangong will rival the International Space Station that is operated by Russia and the United States. China’s space station is expected to launch […]

Tianhe-1 planned for 2018-2019

After ESA confirmation for extending operational life of International Space Station and previous launching Tiangong-2 space station by CNSA, Low Earth Orbit seems to become as busy as 16 years ago, when it was occupied by first modules of ISS and reaching its last days Russian Mir. Now it seems, that we will see another […]

Long March 7 started its journey to Wenchang Satellite Launch Center

New Chinese rocket, medium Long March 7 started its journey from China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology factory near Tianjin to Wenchang Satellite Launch Center, Hainan, China. According to Xinhua news agency first Long March 7 rocket was loaded today to “Yuan Wang-21” cargo ship in the port of Tianjin. Destination is Wenchang Satellite Launch Center, most modern Chinese […]

Roscosmos plans for new space station

Due the fact that International Space Station will reach to the end of its operational life in 2028, Roscosmos unveils different plans for replacing ISS. Recent concept refers to space station designed and operated only by Roscosmos – now idea has changed. Considered as Russian replacement for ISS and planned for starting on 2031, OPSEK was […]

New Chinese space ambitions unveiled !

Chinese news agency Xinhua put in public new Chinese objectives in space program. It is even more interesting because that information is probably based on interview with high-ranking military. From the beginning Chinese space program was never divided into civilian and military subprograms. It happened that military satellites were covered as civilian or scientific missions (very […]

Tiangong-2 confirmed for 2016 !

It was officially announced that new Chinese space station Tiangong-2 will be launched on 2016. CNSA confirmed for Xinhuanet.com that on first half of 2016, they are planning launch of second Tiangong orbit experimental module. Previously scheduled on 2015, launch was postponed to 2016 on September 2014 and now it is officially announced. Tiangong-1 still remains on orbit in […]