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Russia launches manned spacecraft to International Space Station

A Russian carrier rocket blasted off on Wednesday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, sending three astronauts aboard the Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS).
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/22 9:06:50

China to launch Long March-5B rocket next year

China will launch the Long March-5B carrier rocket around June 2019, according to the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CAST) Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/19 22:24:21

Land exploring satellite 4th to be launched into space orbit

China launched a land exploration satellite into a preset orbit from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the Gobi desert in the country's northwest at 3:10 pm Saturday, the Xinhua News Agency reported.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/18 23:28:40

China launches land exploration satellite

China launched a land exploration satellite into a preset orbit from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the Gobi desert of the country's northwest at 3:10 p.m. Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/17 22:31:09

China builds space-based internet services using 80 small satellites

The Fourth Academy of the China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation announced Friday the building of space-based internet services using 80 small satellites, the China Youth Daily reported.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/16 23:03:40

Russia to launch 3 new ISS modules by 2021: Roscosmos

Russia's Roscosmos state space corporation plans to make the Russian segment of the International Space Station (ISS) autonomous by 2021 by sending three additional modules to the station for that purpose, Roscosmos CEO Igor Komarov said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/16 8:47:14

China's FAST identifies 11 pulsars

China's Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST), the world's largest single-dish radio telescope, has discovered 11 new pulsars so far, the National Astronomical Observatories of China (NAOC) said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/14 10:20:54

China's AG600 aircraft to attempt first water takeoff in second half of 2018

China's AG600 amphibious aircraft will attempt its first takeoff from water in the city of Jingmen, Hubei Province, in the second half of this year, according to its developer, the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/13 8:27:10

Chinese researchers plan for reusable aerospace plane

Chinese researchers are working to combine rocket and aircraft technologies on an aerospace plane that could one day take off and land at local airports, a space expert told the Global Times as top Chinese officials revealed China's plans for reusable inner space vehicles at the two sessions in Beijing on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/12 22:58:39

Falling Tiangong-1 will not cause damage to Earth: scientist

China's first space lab Tiangong-1 was orbiting in stable condition and its fall will not cause damage to Earth, Chinese manned space office and scientists assured.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/12 22:28:39

Aerodynamic design complete, Mars probe undergoes trials

The Mars probe's aerodynamic design is complete and undergoing trials, according to China's major aerospace science and technology researcher and developer.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/11 23:23:39

China's rocket R&D needs a boost

China should approve aerospace liquid engine research and development as a special and significant project, a deputy to the National People's Congress (NPC) suggested.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/11 23:13:39

China develops reusable space plane, tough to be intercepted

China is developing its homegrown reusable space plane, which observers said could penetrate the anti-missile system once used for military purposes.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/8 16:48:39

China eyes development of liquid hydrocarbon-powered reusable launch vehicles

China is developing a reusable launch vehicle fueled by liquid hydrocarbon which will greatly reduce the cost of launching rockets, aerospace experts said.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/7 20:43:40

Google takes step forward at quantum supremacy with 72-Qubit chip

Google takes a step forward in its bid to become the first company to demonstrate "quantum supremacy" with its newest 72-qubit quantum processor, which was unveiled this week at annual American Physical Society meeting in Los Angeles.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/7 7:47:49

Main body construction of new Tibet observatory near completion

China has almost completed building the world's highest cosmic ray telescope in Tibet's Ngari prefecture, the chief scientist told the Global Times on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/6 16:48:39

Stephen Hawking says nothing was around before origin of universe

"There was nothing around before the Big, Big Bang," British physicist Stephen Hawking said during a TV talk show aired Sunday on National Geographic Channel, propounding his theory on what happened before the universe came into existence.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/6 10:11:36

China to launch Long March-5B rocket in 2019

China will launch the Long March-5B carrier rocket into space in 2019, according to a spokesperson for the China Manned Space Engineering Office (CMSEO).
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/5 23:21:38