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China developing advanced lunar mission spacecraft

China developing advanced lunar mission spacecraft

Chinese scientists are working on an advanced new spaceship that would be capable of flying in low-Earth orbit as well as landing on the Moon, state media reported.

Zhang Bainan, the China Aerospace Science & Technology Cooperation’s chief designer of manned spacecraft, told reporters that the new spacecraft would be able to operate in both low orbit of Earth and Moon landing missions.

The Asian country lagged behind for nearly four decades in the field of first-generation manned spacecraft, but Zhang claimed that the country’s new spacecraft would be very competitive.

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Beijing police to combat toxic smog

Beijing police to combat toxic smog

Beijing authorities have confirmed that police officers have been assigned with the additional responsibility of looking for local sources of air pollution, including dusty roads and open-air barbeques.

Cai Qi, mayor of the city, has also promised to trim down consumption of coal by 30 per cent this year as part of the city efforts to cut air pollution, which has become a big issue in the national capital in the recent past.

Unfavorable weather conditions have played a major role in aggravating the issue of air pollution by preventing pollutants from dispersing.

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China’s space program aims to gain ‘strength and size’

China’s space program aims to gain ‘strength and size’

China has plans to expedite the development of its space program in the next five years and become the world’s first country to conduct a controlled landing of a probe on the far side of the Moon in 2018.

A senior official form the China National Space Administration said recently that the country wanted to develop “strength and size” in its space program to achieve its space exploration ambitions, which includes plans to launch a probe to Mars by 2020.

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China successfully tests EmDrive technology

China successfully tests EmDrive technologys

China has successfully tested the potentially revolutionary spacecraft technology EMDrive in its labs, Dr. Chen Yue, the Director of Commercial Satellite Technology for the China Academy of Space Technology (CAST), announced.

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