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China and Namibia Strengthen Space Diplomatic Ties

Continuing its cooperation with African countries, China has taken steps to strengthen its relations with Namibia in the space industry. China recently organized a "Talk with Taikonauts" session with eight African countries; Egypt, Nigeria, South Africa, Namibia, Ethiopia, Somalia, Algeria, and Senegal

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China’s new space station module, Wentian, successfully docks

China has successfully docked Wentian, the second module of its Tiangong space station to the first, Tianhe section, the China National Space Administration (CNSA) said. The rendezvous and docking process with the forward port of Tianhe went smoothly, taking approximately 13 hours. Wentian will be moved to a side port with the help of the module's 10-meter-long robotic arm.

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Asia Tech x Singapore: Working Towards a More Diverse and Sustainable Space Sector

The Asia Tech x Singapore (ATxSG) conference took place from May 31 to June 3 in Singapore, the Lion City. Composed of several events such as the Asia Satellite Business Week, BroadcastAsia, CommunicAsia, ATxAI and others, it constituted a golden opportunity to catch up with the state-of-the-art technology and emerging trends across many parts of the tech sector.

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Three taikonauts are aboard the Tiangong Space Station

Three Shenzhou-14 taikonauts, commander Chen Dong, Liu Yang and Cai Xuzhe are aboard the Chinese Tiangong Space Station preparing for their six-month stay in microgravity. The crew arrived at Tiangong's core module Tianhe, on Sunday morning. The taikonauts have been conducting inspections and setting up their living quarters ever since, said the China Manned Space Agency (CMSA).

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LinkSpace carries out static fire test and plans reusable rocket launch this year

Chinese space startup LinkSpace, carried out a static fire test of its Reusable Launch Vehicle T6 (RLV-T6) equipped with new Fengbao-1 methane-fueled engines, the company said. The 14.5-meter tall rocket will be launched to the Kármán line (100 km) and then landed with the help of landing legs and grid fins.

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