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September 01, 2015
Progress for Tiangong 2
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Sep 01, 2015
At some time in 2016, China will launch the Tiangong 2 space laboratory. The launch will break a fairly long period of inactivity for China's human spaceflight program, which underwent an uncommon surge of activity after Tiangong 1 was launched. 2014 and 2015 have been years without any Chinese astronaut launches, so we are keen to see some more action. Nothing is happening in space, but not much has happened recently in China's official state media, either. That's not surprising. In some ways, it ... read more
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Proton-M Brings Satellite Into Orbit for First Time Since May Accident
The launch of the Proton-M carrier rocket, the first since the May accident, has been successful, a representative of Russian space agency Roscosmos told RIA Novosti early on Saturday. "Proton ... more

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