Six news items on Space Daily in one day

Yesterday, I saw six items on China from Space Daily covering news on lunar missions, GPS missions, and a Mars mission. More are coming. This is impressive. But why all in a sudden, there are so many news items on China on Space Daily? The answer is: CPPCC opens in Beijing on March 3. The phenomenon is a result of political propaganda.

China’s “Fantastic Four” Moon Plan

Sydney, Australia (SPX) Mar 3, 2011
Since 2010, this author has pursued the story that China was planning four missions to land on the Moon this decade. The idea was a big change from our earlier understanding of China’s Moon plans, which suggested there would be just two landings. Now, more evidence for the “Fantastic Four” has emerged in the Chinese media. The evidence for such a plan is now highly convincing!

China Expects To Launch Fifth Lunar Probe Change-5 In 2017

Beijing, China (XNA) Mar 03, 2011
China is expected to launch its fifth lunar probe, Chang’e-5, in 2017 to send back a moon rock sample to earth, a top Chinese space scientist told Xinhua Wednesday. A lunar landing probe, lunar surface patrol device and other equipment would be carried by Chang’e-5, said Ye Peijian, chief designer of Chang’e-1, the country’s first moon probe, and chief commander of the Chang’e-2 and Chang’

China To Establish Global Satellite Navigation System By 2020

Beijing, China (XNA) Mar 03, 2011
A senior space technology expert in China said the country’s global satellite navigation system, which is composed of more than 30 satellites, is expected to be in place by 2020. China would launch 12 to 14 satellites during the early part of the 12th Five-Year (2011-2015) Program, said Qi Faren, former chief designer for Shenzhou spaceships, during an exclusive interview with Xinhua

China Likely To Launch First Probe To Explore Mars’ Surface In 2013

Beijing, China (XNA) Mar 03, 2011
China is likely to launch its first probe to explore the surface of Mars in 2013, a chief scientist said here Wednesday. “Mars is the first choice for mankind’s interplanetary explorations as it is the closest Earth-like planet to Earth and could have life and be turned into a habitable place,” Ye Peijian, chief scientist of deep space exploration at the China Academy of Space Technology

China’s Tiangong-1 To Be Launched By Modified Long March II-F Rocket

Beijing, China (XNA) Mar 04, 2011
The unmanned space module Tiangong-1 that China plans to launch this year will be sent into space by a modified Long March II-F carrier rocket, an expert told Xinhua Thursday. The 8.5-tonne Tiangong-1, or Heavenly Palace 1, is expected to be launched into space in the second half of this year to perform the nation’s first space docking.

Beijing to trial mobile tracking system: report

Beijing (AFP) March 3, 2011
A system designed to track the location of millions of mobile phone users is to be tested in Beijing, sparking concerns over privacy, state media reported Thursday. The information platform will enable authorities to check on the location of China Mobile’s more than 17 million users in the capital, the Global Times newspaper said, citing the Beijing Municipal Science and Technology Commission.

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