China achieves key aerospace breakthrough

17:04, February 25, 2011      

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On Feb. 24 it was is reported that during the 12th Five-Year Program (2011-2015), the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation will complete a number of key aerospace projects, which include a manned space program, a lunar exploration program, a second generation navigation system and a high-resolution of the earth observation system.

Other major science and technology tasks will also be carried out, such as breakthroughs in space rendezvous and docking techniques, a lunar landing probe, a new type of delivery vehicles and a series of core technologies.

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation indicated that the group will go all out to complete the work of aerospace research and production test, which has successfully completed missile weapons experiments and 20 spacecraft launches in order to lay foundations for rapid development of China's space industry.

By Zhang Qian, People's Daily Online
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