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Europe finds cause of Galileo’s faulty clocks

Investigators have uncovered the problems behind the failure of atomic clocks onboard satellites belonging to the beleaguered Galileo satellite navigation (satnav) system, the European Commission said Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/21 19:30:25

Gigantic 'alien mothership' spotted by International Space Station

Footage has emerged of what leading UFO researchers believe to be an alien "mothership" - the mammoth craft was spotted on NASA's live feed of the space region adjacent to the International Space Station (ISS).
Source: Sputniknews.com | 2017/7/20 19:23:10

Russia's Soyuz-2.1a rocket delivers 73 satellites into orbits: Roscosmos

A Russian Soyuz-2.1a launch vehicle successfully delivered record-breaking 73 satellites into three different orbits on Friday, Russia's State Space Corporation Roscosmos said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/15 8:51:36

2nd volunteer group steps into simulated space "cabin" Yuegong-1

Volunteers make a call in the simulated space "cabin" Yuegong-1 at Beihang University in Beijing, capital of China, July 9, 2017. The second volunteer group, two men and two women, replaced the first group and stepped into Yuegong-1 on Sunday. They will stay there for 200 days. The experiment, code-named "Yuegong-365," is Beihang's second attempt to see how the Bioregenerative Life Support System (BLSS) works in a moon-like environment.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/10 9:37:03

European space agency unveils craft for first mission to Mercury

European and Japanese scientists Thursday proudly unveiled the BepiColombo spacecraft ahead of its seven-year journey to Mercury, one of the Solar System's most enigmatic planets.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/6 20:53:39

Chinese satellite Zhongxing-9A enters preset orbit

The communications satellite Zhongxing-9A has entered its preset orbit over two weeks after its launch on June 19.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/6 14:09:40

SpaceX successfully launches 3rd satellite in 12 days

SpaceX launched a commercial communications satellite into space using a Falcon 9 rocket on Wednesday, its third flight in just 12 days.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/6 11:24:38

Radiation poisoning in astronauts could be a thing of the past with new Aussie invention

The threat of radiation poisoning could soon become a thing of the past for astronauts on spacewalks, after Australian scientists invented a super thin nanomaterial which protects surfaces from light and radiation.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/4 13:30:27

Experts to investigate glitch in Long March-5 Y2 rocket launch failure

China on Sunday night launched the Long March-5 Y2, the country's largest heavy-lift carrier rocket, to send China's heaviest satellite, but unfortunately the mission was failed, and investigation of the failure is on the way.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/3 0:08:39

China's launch of Long March-5 Y2 carrier rocket fails

The launch of China's latest heavy-lift carrier rocket, the Long March-5 Y2, was announced unsuccessful on Sunday evening.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/2 20:20:21

China's 2nd heavy-lift carrier rocket blasts off

China on Sunday evening launched the Long March-5 Y2, the country's second heavy-lift carrier rocket, from Wenchang Space Launch Center in southern province of Hainan.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/2 19:31:50

China to launch 2nd heavy-lift carrier rocket

China is scheduled to launch the Long March-5 Y2, the country's second heavy-lift carrier rocket, from the Wenchang Space Launch Center in southern China's Hainan Province Sunday, the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence said Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/2 7:50:59

China to launch 2nd heavy-lift carrier rocket Sunday

China is scheduled to launch the Long March-5 Y2, the country's second heavy-lift carrier rocket, from the Wenchang Space Launch Center in southern China's Hainan Province Sunday, the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence said Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/1 18:06:17

Ariane-5 launches India's GSAT-17 satellite into space

French rocket Ariane-5 successfully launched GSAT-17 into space early on Thursday, adding the 3,477-kg Indian satellite to its existing fleet of 17 communication satellites.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/29 9:31:47

NASA says no pending announcement on alien life

US space agency NASA said Monday it has no pending announcement regarding extraterrestrial life, following a wave of media reports that the US agency is about to announce the evidence of alien life.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/27 11:42:24

China to launch Long March-5 Y2 in early July

China has set the window to launch its Long March-5 Y2 carrier rocket between July 2 and 5, according to the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/26 14:50:48

SpaceX successfully completes back-to-back launches in 48 hours

Just over 48 hours after its successful launch of BulgariaSat-1, US space firm SpaceX has successfully completed its second launch on Sunday with liftoff of a Falcon 9 rocket from California carrying 10 Iridium-NEXT satellites into low-Earth orbit (LEO).
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/26 10:42:22

India launches 31 satellites in single space mission

India Friday launched 31 satellites, including an earth observation satellite, in a single space mission from the southern spaceport of Sriharikota.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/23 13:19:26