#China

China reveals plans for ‘Laurel Tree’ lunar base

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China has revealed how it plans to use hollow lava channels underground on the moon to offer a natural shield against space radiation and extreme temperatures on it's new ‘Laurel Tree’ lunar base. Currently in the design phase, the base will be a huge project for Chinese space...

6 things you missed today in Space News

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Today was a very busy day in space news. It's a sign of the times that today saw six major bits of space-news pass without much fanfare. Only a few years ago any one of these stories would have been major news across all tech outlets, but with...

New Photos From the Surface of Mars

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China has revealed a new series of photos of Mars from the Zhurong Mars rover. Announced by state-owned news outlet Xinhau the images came alongside a statement that their release "signifyi[es] the complete success of China’s first Mars exploration mission". While the tone is grandiose compared to how...

China touches down on Mars for first time

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State media have announced China has ‘spectacularly conquered’ a new milestone - joining NASAs' Perseverance rover that landed in February - on the red planet. Zhurong - a solar-powered rover is set to survey its' landing site before breaking away from the landing platform to collect and...

Chang’e-5 probe touches down on Moon

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China's Chang’e 5 mission has successfully landed at Mons Rümker on the Moon. Just eight-days after blasting off from the 'Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site' in Southern China; the probe touched down today at Mons Rümker just after it's final descent at 14:58 UTC. The probe will now...

Worlds Biggest Solar Panel Maker Quietly Doubles Capacity With New Plant

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The worlds largest solar panel maker has quietly set out plans to double its capacity. You probably have not heard of JinkoSolar Holding Co? JinkoSolar is the world’s largest solar panel maker. The Chinese company has over 13,500 employees across its 6 productions facilities globally as well as...