Connecting Africa to China
Chinese company to mine in space
Sending robots to planets, moons and meteors to mine rare space resources will soon be more than the subject of science fiction movies. A Chinese startup, Origin Space, has announced plans to identify, extract and return off-earth resources. The privately-owned Beijing-based group, specialising in off-earth resources, is scheduled to... Read more
Red Dragon launches red planet mission
China has successfully completed its first-ever interplanetary mission with the Tianwen-1 Mars mission launch. Propelled into orbit from Hainan Island at 12.40pm local time on 23 July, the Long-March 5 rocket used in the mission is one of the largest and most powerful of the Long March rockets built... Read more