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#26 2021-07-04 06:26:24

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The new Chinese Rover has images and news that is slowly released on world news media, China already showed a landing video and sounds captured by Zhurong Mars rover

China's deployment of a powerful robotic arm attached to the core module of its Tiangong Space Station has sparked concerns across the US as the technology "could be used in a future system for grappling other satellites".
https://news.yahoo.com/deployment-giant … 09398.html
The 10-metre-long device, which is capable of lifting objects weighing up to 20 tonnes and can move around on the outside of the station, will be used to grab incoming spacecraft as they approach and help them to the dock, South China Morning Post reported.
Though the content is not new, China has launched several scavenger satellites fitted with robotic arms to gather and steer space debris so it burns up in the Earth's atmosphere.
James Dickinson, commander of the US Space Command, told a congressional hearing last month that the technology "could be used in a future system for grappling other satellites" and was, therefore, a concern to the US military.

China reveals plans to colonise space with a Mars base, cargo fleets, alien cities, and a ‘sky ladder’
https://news.yahoo.com/china-reveals-pl … 17208.html

Sometimes you forget all those years of experience that Russian and the United States with space exploration groups like NASA have clocked up, years and years of space flight experience
China moves at a steady pace, sometimes the movements are glacical but with each step they make new feats and progress.
This is only their second space-walk!??

New Chinese space station

Astronauts complete first Chinese space station spacewalk
https://spacenews.com/astronauts-comple … spacewalk/
The spacewalk is China’s second, following nearly 13 years after Zhai Zhigang’s 22-minute EVA during the September 2008 Shenzhou-7 mission.

Using a screw-tool similar to what can be seen during NASA's EVA outings.
https://twitter.com/Kaynouky/status/1411568849812664320
'installed foot restraints on a robotic arm and elevated a panoramic camera.'
https://twitter.com/AJ_FI/status/1411592565749686274

Official State media say  duration of this EVA is about 7 hours
https://weibo.com/cctvxinwen?ssl_rnd=16 … 3&is_all=1

Chinese rocket manufacturer outlines manned Mars mission roadmap, timetable
https://www.globaltimes.cn/page/202106/1226925.shtml

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#27 2021-07-11 10:19:13

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'Blue Rocks' looks like water erosion seen on previous US mission and other similar rocks photographed by NASA JPL Rovers
https://www.nationthailand.com/international/40003085
China releases new images taken by Mars rover

Space Log
How robotic arm helps taikonauts walk in space
https://news.cgtn.com/news/2021-07-04/S … index.html

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#28 2021-07-14 09:50:24

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China’s space agency releases new images of the surface of Mars
https://metro.co.uk/2021/07/12/chinas-s … -14915397/

Tiangong: astronauts are working on China’s new space station – here’s what to expect
https://www.australiantimes.co.uk/news/ … to-expect/

China could gain a monopoly on space stations. Here's what to expect.
https://www.space.com/china-space-station-monopoly

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#29 2021-07-14 11:28:14

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Building base station on Mars by 2033 ???

Chinese Mars rover travels over 400 meters
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/a/202107/1 … 61492.html
China's Outer Space Ambitions
https://www.gmfus.org/audio/chinas-oute … ta-goswami

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#30 2021-07-24 06:09:26

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China's Mars rover travels 585 meters on red planet
https://www.bignewsnetwork.com/news/270 … red-planet
1919 feet or 639 yards ... seems the Mars Rover Zhurong can drive every day, unlike the Yutu Chang'e mission which had to rest for long peroids in danger of overheating during the Moon day or freezing and draining cold during two week long Lunar night

China’s space station is preparing to host 1,000 scientific experiments
https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-02018-3

the hype?
https://richmond.com/opinion/editorial/ … 28326.html
Editorial: Will the Chinese beat the U.S. to Mars?

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#31 2021-07-27 04:36:40

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China is working on a relay satellite to support lunar polar missions



https://spacenews.com/china-is-working- … -missions/

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#32 2021-08-06 07:11:53

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China wants to build a sustainable human presence on Mars. Here's how

https://www.space.com/china-plans-mars- … astronauts

"Can the U.S. and China Cooperate in Space?"
https://www.scientificamerican.com/arti … -in-space/

Will collaboration or competition define international space science and exploration in the 21st century? The answer could come down to how two spaceflight superpowers, the U.S. and China, choose to engage with each other in the next few years.

"Interview: Swiss astronaut extols China's spacewalk, wishes to be part of Tiangong space station"
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2021-0 … 058912.htm

"Collaboration between several nations in any large-scale technical and scientific project is always good," said the Swiss astronaut. "I look forward to seeing more Sino-European collaboration in space, and I am convinced it will happen, and intensify!"

Nicollier identifies Artificial Intelligence as a key area in next-generation space international cooperation. "Scientific activities in space are complex, and station maintenance can be very laborious and crew-time intensive," he said. "It is best to leave a lot of these tasks to smart robots, and just use the human capability where it is really needed!"

"China’s space station emerges as competitor to commercial ventures"
https://spacenews.com/chinas-space-stat … -ventures/

During a presentation at the ISS Research and Development Conference Aug. 4, Jeff Manber, chief executive of Nanoracks, said his company has already lost business to China and its space station.

“I lost a customer, my first customer that I lost going to the Chinese space station,” he said. “We’re in a competition now.”

"China publishes second batch of lunar sample data online"
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/a/202107/3 … 65981.html

"China's Mars rover travels over 800 meters on red planet"
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2021-0 … 111673.htm

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#33 2021-08-13 13:52:26

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A Chinese startup is aiming to developing spacecraft capable of supplying China’s space station, with a first small demonstration launch set for 2022.
https://spacenews.com/startup-wants-to- … e-station/

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#34 2021-08-24 15:35:31

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A Space Elevator or Asteroid Mining Mega structure?


China eyes ‘ultra-large spacecraft’ spanning miles - The National Natural Science Foundation of China has called on scientists to join a five-year project to study the mechanics of an “ultra-large spacecraft spanning kilometres”

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/science … 23m-crewed
It's just a study project and not a real thing...yet

maybe it will be a Solar Farm or Spacecraft or Space Habitat?

I'm not sure what this is, maybe assembled in space or a series of laser guided and connected craft joined together, 3-D printed in space?

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#35 2021-09-06 18:59:51

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Scifi Visions and Space Prophets

The Influence of Naval Strategy on the Future of Spacepower
https://cimsec.org/the-influence-of-nav … pacepower/

A new Chinese panoramic view of Mars! The China Zhurong rover snaps a great image of the vast Martian landscape
the Chinese take pics to mark its 100th day on the Red Planet!?
https://www.upi.com/Science_News/2021/0 … 630325559/

Copycat reverse engineering culture...they will mass produce Mars Helicopters?
https://www.globaltimes.cn/page/202109/1233466.shtml
China develops prototype Mars helicopter

Manned Lunar plans?
https://www.globaltimes.cn/page/202108/1232862.shtml

or maybe the plan is Mars?
http://www.china.org.cn/arts/2021-08/30 … 1614_2.htm

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#36 2021-09-06 21:33:06

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Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, but the way things are going that may be all that's left.

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