China: December 2006 Archives

Russia Won't Transfer Space Technology, AP

"Anatoly Perminov, chief of Russia's Federal Space Agency, said Moscow and Beijing would cooperate in robotic missions to the moon. He added, however, that Russia would maintain restrictions on sharing technology. Russia sold China the technology that formed the basis of its manned space program, which launched its first astronaut in 2003 and two others in 2005. The Chinese Shenzhou spacecraft closely resembles the Russian Soyuz."

Sino Setback - Advanced Chinese Space Technology Initiative Is Off To A Disastrous Start, Aviation Week and Space Technology

"The catastrophic breakdown of China's new Sinosat 2 direct broadcast satellite is the worst spacecraft failure in the history of the Chinese space program and a major setback to China's development of a new generation of larger more powerful civilian and military satellites. The failure of this largest, most complex spacecraft ever developed by the Chinese - launched by China's most powerful rocket - portends a shakeup in the management of Chinese space system testing and quality control."



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