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Western media does not report on Russian or Chinese space programs...

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posted on Jul, 6 2013 @ 02:37 AM
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Lately just out of mostly boredom I've done a little reading on space programs wondering how things are progressing and past missions and was surprised to find out about the chinese space station, the russian venus probes along with the indian space program etc...
We don't see much if any reporting in the news on NASA's work anymore we used to but we as far as I know we never saw these other nations efforts reported on western MSM.
It just makes me wonder is this intentional? To make the west seem so much more technologically superior?

Thoughts

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posted on Jul, 6 2013 @ 02:45 AM
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I'm very interested, would love to see some links. Even better if they're not from U.S. sites



posted on Jul, 6 2013 @ 02:56 AM
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Originally posted by rockintitz
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I'm very interested, would love to see some links. Even better if they're not from U.S. sites


Here you go:


我国将实施首次空间交会对接任务 天宫一号拟于9月27日至30日择机发射

新华网甘肃酒泉9月20日电(记者李清华、徐壮志)中国载人航天工程新闻发言人20日宣布,我国将实施载人航天工程 次空间交会对接任务,执行任务的天宫一号目标飞行器、长征二F运载火箭组合体已从酒泉卫星发射中心垂直总装 试厂房顺利转运至发射区。天宫一号将于9月27日至30日择机发射。

这位发言人说,按照计划,首次交会对接任务,将首先发射天宫一号目标飞行器,之后发射神舟八号飞船,实施无 人自动交会对接试验。天宫一号飞行的主要任务是,为实施航天器空间交会对接飞行试验、突破和掌握交会对接技 术提供交会对接目标,初步建立长期无人在轨运行、短期有人照料的载人空间试验平台,为空间站研制积累经验, 进行空间科学实验、航天医学实验和空间技术试验。

据介绍,天宫一号目标飞行器、长征二F运载火箭等飞行产品自6月底陆续进场后,按照飞行任务测试发射流程,相 开展了总装测试等技术区的准备工作,长征二F运载火箭还针对发射“实践十一号04星”的火箭故障原因,采取了 应改进措施。天宫一号在完成推进剂加注后,与运载火箭吊装对接构成一个完整的组合体,20日9时,承载着组合 的活动发射平台驶出载人航天发射场垂直总装测试厂房,安全转运至发射塔架。今后几天,发射场将陆续进行目 飞行器、火箭功能测试和器箭地联合测试等工作,进行最终状态检查和确认后,火箭加注推进剂,择机实施发射

目前,执行首次交会对接任务的各大系统已进入最后准备工作状态,各项准备工作进展顺利。


www.csaspace.org.cn...



posted on Jul, 6 2013 @ 03:05 AM
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Lol I deserved that I guess



posted on Jul, 6 2013 @ 03:59 AM
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Boncho... you're terrible.

*Rooting for Temple one!*

OP, well as long as I've been alive there has never been an open policy of information exchange between the powers around us who blow up metal sticks to get small tin cans into space.

America does it, so Russia does it cheaper with a monkey. Then China says they've done it magnanimously number one.

India takes your calls while building their own stick station, and some joe with a balloon sends up his mobile phone on a string.

I don't see any of them letting the others know about their plans or failures. Only their successes, and well after the fact. Which is a shame in this day and age. Ahh everything is a shame in this day and age. The bigger the machine we build, we only see how incapable of operating it we are.



posted on Jul, 6 2013 @ 04:19 AM
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Not sure about the States, but here in UK we get coverage of their latest launches on BBC and the like. I wouldn't lump everyone in and say "Western media", it would be more accurate to say "US Media", given they have a track record of not paying much attention to anything outside the USA.



posted on Jul, 6 2013 @ 04:38 AM
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Here are some links to get you started, but as you can clearly see from a quick 5 minute search of just one "western" media outlet, there is no blackout on Russian/Chinese space missions at all.

BBC report about the latest Shenzou

China President makes video call to Space Station

BBC coverage of Chinese media's response to the latest mission

It is worth noting that Russia does not do much of note on it's own any more, quite often, Russian launches are in conjunction with NASA/ESA missions.



posted on Jul, 6 2013 @ 05:03 AM
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Dont you just love Google translation folks (Although not perfect, gives you a fairly good idea) :

China will implement the first space rendezvous and docking mission Temple One intends to September 27 to 30 choose the launch

Xinhua Gansu Jiuquan September 20 (Reporter Li Qinghua, Xu aspirations) China Manned Space Engineering spokesman announced on the 20th, China's second manned space project will be implemented in space rendezvous and docking mission Temple One goal of performing tasks aircraft, F carrier rocket Long March two combination from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center vertical assembly test plant successfully transported to the launch area. One temple will be held September 27 to 30 choose the launch.

The spokesman said, according to plan, the first rendezvous and docking mission, will be the first Temple One goal of aircraft launch and then launch of Shenzhou VIII spacecraft, the implementation of unmanned automatic rendezvous and docking. Temple One flight's main task is for the implementation of space rendezvous and docking of spacecraft flight test, a breakthrough and master rendezvous and docking technology provides rendezvous and docking target, the initial establishment of long-term unattended operation in orbit, manned short-term manned space test platform for ISS developed accumulate experience in space science experiments, space medical experiments and space technology tests.

According to reports, Temple One goal of aircraft, such as the Long March two F carrier rocket flight products since the end of June another approach, in accordance with the mission test launch processes, assembly and testing phase to carry out the preparatory work and other technical areas, the Long March two F rocket also for the launch of the "practice of the 11th 04 stars" rocket malfunction, improving measures should be taken. One temple after the completion of propellant, rocket lifting butt with a complete assembly, at 9:00 on the 20th, carrying the combined activities of the exit manned space launch platform launch vertical assembly and testing plant, safety transported to the launch tower. The next few days, will launch a phased project vehicles, rocket functional test and control arrows to joint testing, etc., for the final state examination and confirmation, rocket propellant filling, choose the implementation of emission

Kindest respects

Rodinus



posted on Jul, 6 2013 @ 05:25 AM
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Originally posted by boncho

Originally posted by rockintitz
reply to post by Anonbeleiver77
 


I'm very interested, would love to see some links. Even better if they're not from U.S. sites


Here you go:


我国将实施首次空间交会对接任务 天宫一号拟于9月27日至30日择机发射

新华网甘肃酒泉9月20日电(记者李清华、徐壮志)中国载人航天工程新闻发言人20日宣布,我国将实施载人航天工程 次空间交会对接任务,执行任务的天宫一号目标飞行器、长征二F运载火箭组合体已从酒泉卫星发射中心垂直总装 试厂房顺利转运至发射区。天宫一号将于9月27日至30日择机发射。

这位发言人说,按照计划,首次交会对接任务,将首先发射天宫一号目标飞行器,之后发射神舟八号飞船,实施无 人自动交会对接试验。天宫一号飞行的主要任务是,为实施航天器空间交会对接飞行试验、突破和掌握交会对接技 术提供交会对接目标,初步建立长期无人在轨运行、短期有人照料的载人空间试验平台,为空间站研制积累经验, 进行空间科学实验、航天医学实验和空间技术试验。

据介绍,天宫一号目标飞行器、长征二F运载火箭等飞行产品自6月底陆续进场后,按照飞行任务测试发射流程,相 开展了总装测试等技术区的准备工作,长征二F运载火箭还针对发射“实践十一号04星”的火箭故障原因,采取了 应改进措施。天宫一号在完成推进剂加注后,与运载火箭吊装对接构成一个完整的组合体,20日9时,承载着组合 的活动发射平台驶出载人航天发射场垂直总装测试厂房,安全转运至发射塔架。今后几天,发射场将陆续进行目 飞行器、火箭功能测试和器箭地联合测试等工作,进行最终状态检查和确认后,火箭加注推进剂,择机实施发射

目前,执行首次交会对接任务的各大系统已进入最后准备工作状态,各项准备工作进展顺利。


www.csaspace.org.cn...


Nice one.

In response to the OP - the BBC infrequently report on this. I guess it hurts the pride of the US for them to be seen to be falling behind so it probably gets buried on some "specialist regional programming" in the wee small hours of the morning.



posted on Jul, 6 2013 @ 06:43 AM
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NASA report regularly on the Soyuz launches to the ISS. As for other projects, there are occasional reports at BBC and other media sites. On Facebook, you can "Like" pages for various space agencies and space programs, such as China Space and Roscosmos, or visit websites like russianspacenews.com...

I'm sure you have read about the recent Russian mission with animals in space.

Western news of non-western space projects are there, you just need to find them ;-)


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posted on Jul, 6 2013 @ 07:14 AM
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imho...the US media is self-obsessed and barely mentions anything outside, not from rudeness or hostility, just awareness. I think the media people are convinced Joe Public doesn't care so they won't bother doing te stories. plus it can be expensive to do remotes from places like Baikonour (and I wonder how receptive the Russian and Chinese gummints are to media), and the US media has been cutting way back on $ the last few years.

I would like to see/hear more. I do google on occasion. I'm very impressed by what Russia and China are doing in space and wish them the best.



posted on Jul, 8 2013 @ 11:21 AM
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My intention was never to intimate a cover up or the like I just found it interesting that we don't hear about any of it without searching...
I'm Australian and have never seen anything about anyone but the US space program on tv or in the papers which is what I really meant.
I was quite surprised to see that Russia had put robotic probes on Venus years ago and had never heard anything of it!
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posted on Jul, 8 2013 @ 11:24 AM
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Heck, many people in states didn't know about middle east before 9/11, goes to show.

TV is most people's teacher.

Also, people need to be reassured that there is no freedom outside of America.



posted on Jul, 8 2013 @ 12:09 PM
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Ofcourse they do .. whenever one of them blows up on take off /in transit/ or landing ..



posted on Jul, 8 2013 @ 07:46 PM
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Originally posted by Anonbeleiver77
I was quite surprised to see that Russia had put robotic probes on Venus years ago and had never heard anything of it!


That was front-page news when I was living in Los Angeles, at the time. These days I still see CNN mention Ariane launches when they happen. When Kaguya was orbiting the Moon, its Earthrise video got a lot of play in the MSM. Ironically, the HD video camera was just a public relations tool.. Scratch that - the word "just" that is - Public relations is hugely important when it can fire the imaginations of would-be scientists and engineers. Much of the technological revolution of the 70s & 80s was done by people who were kids when Apollo demonstrated that we really have no limits if we have the will and the perseverance to see it done. What I meant to say is that the HDTV on Kaguya had limited scientific value but got most of the attention, while other instruments, such as the multispectral imager, did the heavy science.

China got some MSM press with their manned orbital missions and Chang'e moon missions, however both China & India have both shot themselves in the foot, PR-wise, by not making their lunar probe images available to the public the way NASA has.

As others have pointed out, Russia just doesn't do much exploring on its own, these days.



posted on Jul, 8 2013 @ 08:57 PM
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NASA report regularly on the Soyuz launches to the ISS. As for other projects, there are occasional reports at BBC and other media sites. On Facebook, you can "Like" pages for various space agencies and space programs, such as China Space and Roscosmos, or visit websites like russianspacenews.com...
As far as I am aware Facebook is not available in China, so anything on there must be for PR to the West only.

The Chinese space station had 3 astronauts visit and stay there recently in June for (what seemed like) 4-5 days perhaps. It was covered on the news fairly well. I have a feeling some countries like Switzerland can get CCTV9 which is in English so maybe other countries can pick this up as well. The Chinese English newspapers cover the space events too.

I agree that the Chinese would score a real victory if they released their photos and data to the public as I think there are probably many world scientists who are frustrated by the poor quality of the US releases of data.

India has not posted its 40,000+ lunar images either so it is difficult to believe there is not a cover-up going on somewhere between India and NASA.



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