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Asteroid visit may show us how solar systems form

A rocky cigar-shaped object detected in space last month came from another solar system, astronomers said Monday as they confirmed an unprecedented observation.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/21 23:28:39

China launches three commercial remote sensing satellites

China launched three remote sensing satellites Tuesday from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in North China's Shanxi Province.
Source: Global Times - Xinhua | 2017/11/21 21:43:39

China launches three commercial remote sensing satellites

China launched three remote sensing satellites at 12:50 p.m. Tuesday from Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in north China's Shanxi Province.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/21 19:35:48

China launches three commercial remote sensing satellites

China launched three remote sensing satellites at 12:50 p.m. Tuesday from Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in north China's Shanxi Province.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/21 16:09:40

Mars 2020 mission performs first supersonic parachute test: NASA

US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has completed the first test of its Mars 2020 mission's parachute-testing series, the Advanced Supersonic Parachute Inflation Research Experiment, or ASPIRE, the US space agency announced.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/21 7:48:45

China builds quality assurance system for Beidou applications

Several testing and certification organizations in China have initiated the development of a quality assurance system for the BeiDou navigation application, the Xinhua News agency reported on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/17 20:03:39

Ukraine plans to launch first satellite into orbit in 2018

Ukraine plans to launch its first satellite "Lybid" into orbit next year, the State Space Agency of Ukraine (SSAU) announced on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/16 3:43:38

China to launch four new weather satellites before 2021

China plans to put four more Fengyun-3 meteorological satellites into orbit between 2018 and 2021, China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASTC) announced Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/15 16:27:12

China's new meteorological satellite monitors global carbon emissions

China's newly launched meteorological satellite, Fengyun-3D, can monitor global greenhouse gas emissions with high accuracy, according to the satellite's designers.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/15 14:10:20

15th Dubai Airshow held in UAE

Aircraft from Chinese Air Force's August 1st Air Demonstration Team perform during the 15th Dubai Airshow in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, on Nov. 14, 2017. The 15th Dubai Airshow is held from Nov. 12 to Nov. 16.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/15 10:23:19

Orbital ATK's cargo ship docks with space station

Orbital ATK's Cygnus cargo ship successfully docked with the International Space Station on Tuesday, resupplying the orbiting laboratory with about 7,400 pounds (3,350 kg) of science experiments and supplies, US space agency NASA said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/15 7:51:32

China launches new meteorological satellite

China launched a new meteorological satellite, Fengyun-3D, at 2:35 a.m. Beijing Time Wednesday from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in northern China's Shanxi Province.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/15 7:48:11

Al Fursan aerobatics demonstration team perform at Dubai Air Show

Aircraft of the Al Fursan aerobatics demonstration team perform during the 15th Dubai Air Show in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, on Nov. 13, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/14 8:13:13

Former Apollo 15 member Al Worden lauds UAE space program for post-oil era

Alfred (Al) Worden, the former Command Pilot for the Apollo 15 lunar mission in 1971, said the space program of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is an important scheme to inspire young Emirati nationals to work outside the oil industry and to prepare the country for the post-oil era.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/14 7:41:06

China to get a third telescope for Antarctic observations

China will add a third Antarctic Survey Telescope (AST3) to the South Pole array for observing gravitational waves, and introduce more equipment for its observation work, Chinese scientists said on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/12 22:18:40

C919 starts first long-distance test flight

The Chinese-produced large passenger jet, C919, started its first long-distance test flight on Friday morning.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/10 13:19:10

SpaceX rockets to launch 2 Turkish satellites

Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX), an American aerospace company found by Elon Musk, will launch two Turkish satellites to space, according to an agreement signed on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/10 8:11:05

SpaceX rocket engine explodes during test at Texas facility

US aerospace firm SpaceX suffered a rocket-engine explosion during a test of its next-generation model on Saturday at the company's test facility in the US state of Texas.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/10 2:17:58