Tiangong 2 & Shenzhou 11

Shenzhou 11 crew return to Earth

The two-man crew of the Shenzhou 11 mission returned to Earth safely in the afternoon of Friday 18 November, after a record 32-day spaceflight mission – the longest duration in the history of China’s human spaceflight programme. [...]

Human Spaceflight

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    The two astronauts of the Shenzhou 11 crew have begun their 30-day mission onboard the Tiangong 2 space laboratory. During this time, they will carry out a range of scientific and engineering experiments, including releasing a CubeSat named BX-2. [...]

Orbital Launch

Long March 5

Long March 5 completes maiden mission

Despite an eventful launch countdown, China’s new-generation Long March 5 heavy-lift launcher successfully completed its maiden mission on 3 November, giving the country an orbital launch capability in the same league as the U.S., Russia, and ESA. [...]

Commercial & Application

Military Space

Science & Technology