Connecting Africa to China
Mystery moon hut one of many Chinese rover finds
A “mystery hut” has been spotted on the moon by China’s lunar rover, Yutu 2. The cube-shaped object was first observed in early December and since then has become a focus of mainstream media and the scientific community. It turns out the plucky car-sized rover has made several other... Read more
China’s new sea-launch capability boosts space goals
China is developing a ship capable of launching rockets into orbit, in an effort to increase launch safety and sustainability. Expected to enter service in a year, the “new-type rocket launching vessel” will ease the pressure on the four main launch sites, as China continues to expand its space... Read more
China opens world’s largest telescope to scientists
After listening intently to the sounds of the universe for 15 months, the world’s largest filled-aperture radio telescope is now available to all scientists who wish to use it. The colossal structure, roughly the size of 30 football fields, is capable of spotting objects 13.7 billion light years away... Read more
China achieves global SatNav independence
Beidou, China’s two decades-long global navigation satellite system project, is complete. The Long March 3B rocket carrying the final satellite necessary for the system, was successfully launched into orbit, ending China’s reliance on the United States for the technology. The launch, in Xichang, South China, was declared a success... Read more