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China's C919 jumbo jet receives new orders

Photo taken on May 5, 2017 shows China's large passenger jet, the C919, on its maiden flight at Shanghai Pudong International Airport in Shanghai, east China. The orders for the C919 reached 730 on Sept. 19 after four customers signed purchase plans with the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC), the Shanghai-based manufacturer of the C919.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/20 13:07:18

Aviation Expo China 2017 held in Beijing

Visitors view a model of the homegrown large passenger plane C919 during the Aviation Expo China 2017 in Beijing, capital of China, Sept. 19, 2017. The expo is held from Sept. 19 to 22.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/20 10:09:01

Ukrainian engine firm denies alleged assets freeze

A Ukrainian engine manufacturer on Tuesday denied reports that shares controlled by a Chinese company were frozen after the China side attempted to take its assets abroad.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/19 23:28:40

Aerospace expert named military equipment head

An aerospace expert has been appointed as head of a department in the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Military Commission (CMC) ahead of the 19th National Congress of the CPC.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/18 23:18:40

China to launch more BeiDou-3 satellites in 2017

More BeiDou-3 satellites will be launched in November 2017, according to a senior designer of the satellite navigation system.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/18 21:00:00

China's cargo spacecraft separates from Tiangong-2 space lab

China's first cargo spacecraft, Tianzhou-1, separated from Tiangong-2 space lab at 4:15 p.m. on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/17 20:08:15

Why NASA's Cassini spacecraft matters

After 20 years in space, the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)'s Cassini spacecraft was running out of fuel.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/17 8:49:07

China's cargo spacecraft completes third in-orbit refueling

China's Tianzhou-1 cargo spacecraft and Tiangong-2 space lab completed their third and last in-orbit refueling at 8:17 p.m. Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/17 8:44:26

China's BeiDou-3 satellites get new chips

A new chip for the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) was unveiled on Saturday by the Global Navigation Satellite System and Location Based Service (GNSS & LBS) Association of China (GLAC).
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/16 19:05:41

Cassini spacecraft vanishes, ending historic mission to Saturn

After a 13-year tour of Saturn, the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)'s Cassini spacecraft made a fateful plunge into the atmosphere of the ringed planet early Friday morning, ending the mission just one month shy of its 20th launch anniversary.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/16 10:39:19

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover climbing toward ridge top

After a journey of five years, NASA's Curiosity rover has begun the steep ascent of "Vera Rubin Ridge," an iron-oxide-bearing ridge, which has grabbed scientists' attention since before the car-sized rover's landing.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/14 8:53:08

Three astronauts reach ISS for five-month mission

Two US astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut docked at the International Space Station (ISS) for a five-month mission on Wednesday following a night-time launch from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/13 22:58:40

Chinese cargo spacecraft completes automated fast-docking with space lab

China's first cargo spacecraft, Tianzhou-1, completed an automated fast-docking with Tiangong-2 space lab at 11:58 pm Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/13 6:46:16

Chinese astronomers reveal evidence of dynamical dark energy

An international research team led by Chinese astronomers revealed an evidence of dynamical dark energy.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/12 6:34:02

World’s 1st atmosphere observation system to be brought to Tibet

The world's first complex atmospheric observation system will be brought to Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region before October to monitor the atmosphere, experts said Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/11 23:13:40

UK space official sees China as natural partner in satellite applications

With China's growing investment in space science and technology and its increasing market demand for satellite applications, countries like Britain are looking to work more closely with China in the area.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/8 8:32:55

'You Are Not Alone:' Humanity Sends Message to Intelligent Extraterrestrial Life

William Shatner, a.k.a. the Star Treck’s OG Captain Kirk, beamed the best message of goodwill to Voyager 1, which has been exploring the outer planets for 40 years.
Source: Sputniknews.com | 2017/9/7 19:30:08

China's future Mars simulation base in Qinghai

Photo taken on Aug. 18, 2017 shows China's future Mars simulation base in Hongya (Red Cliff) region of Haixi Mongolian and Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in northwest China's Qinghai Province.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/7 8:44:33