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SpaceX successfully launches ISS resupply mission, rocket lands on ground.

US space firm SpaceX launched its 10th cargo mission to the International Space Station on Sunday morning from US space agency NASA's historic moon pad for the first time.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/20 8:47:29

SpaceX successfully launches ISS resupply mission, rocket lands on ground.

US space firm SpaceX launched its 10th cargo mission to the International Space Station on Saturday morning from US space agency NASA's historic moon pad for the first time.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/20 0:30:11

SpaceX aborts launch to space station due to technical trouble

US space company SpaceX aborted in the last minute the lift-off of its Falcon rocket and Dragon capsule to the International Space Station on Saturday morning due to technical trouble.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/19 8:25:08

China to launch first high-throughput communications satellite in April

China plans to launch Shijian-13, its first high-throughput communications satellite, in April, the China Academy of Space Technology (CAST) said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/18 8:04:30

India successfully launches 104 satellites in single space mission

India on Wednesday launched a record 104 satellites in a single space mission from the spaceport of Sriharikota in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/15 13:23:08

World's largest amphibian aircraft passes engine tests

The AG600, the world's largest amphibian aircraft, has successfully passed engine tests and is expected to make its maiden flight in the first half of 2017, according to China Aviation Industry General Aircraft Co. Ltd. on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/15 8:10:24

High-resolution satellite images help researchers measure farm yields

Researchers at Stanford University have used high-resolution photos snapped by compact satellites and developed a new way to estimate crop yields from space, raising hope that it may help test intervention strategies in regions of the world where data are extremely scarce.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/15 8:04:17

India hopes to launch record 104 satellites from a single rocket

India hopes to make history by launching a record 104 satellites from a single rocket Wednesday as its famously frugal space agency looks to zoom ahead in the commercial space race.
Source: AFP | 2017/2/14 23:28:40

China plans to launch 1st cargo spacecraft as early as mid-April

China plans to launch its first cargo spacecraft via a Long March-7 Y2 carrier rocket in April, sources said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/14 10:24:17

NASA chooses New Zealand site to test space telescope technologies

United States space scientists are to test new technologies for a powerful space-based telescope in an high-altitude balloon flight from New Zealand's South Island.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/13 14:41:52

Falcon 9 to launch from NASA launch pad used for 1st Moon mission next week

After more than five years, the historic launch pad has a rocket on it again. SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket has gone vertical at US space agency NASA's historic Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) for the first time.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/12 8:18:16

Low-level flyers in New Zealand bid to measure Antarctic sea ice

New Zealand scientists are to lead a pioneering method to measure sea-ice thickness in Antarctica in a bid to better understand its effects on the global climate.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/8 13:51:02

Japan’s ‘space junk’ mission fails: officials

An experimental Japanese mission to clear 'space junk' or garbage from the Earth's orbit has ended in failure, officials said Monday, in an embarrassment for Tokyo.
Source: AFP | 2017/2/6 23:18:40

Australian researchers solve long-standing stardust puzzle

Australian researchers have solved a long-standing puzzle on the origin of stardust recovered from meteorites.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/1/31 10:01:14

China looks to Mars, Jupiter exploration

China's plans for deep-space exploration included two Mars missions and one Jupiter probe.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/1/30 14:28:54

China unveils top names for Mars spacecraft

China has released a short list of eight names for the country's first Mars spacecraft, which is scheduled to launch by 2020.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/1/29 22:37:41

British spaceman Peake to make second journey to International Space Station

British spaceman Tim Peake is to made a second flight to the International Space Station, government Business Secretary Greg Clark announced Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/1/27 10:45:04

China's hi-res SAR imaging satellite put into use

China's first high-resolution Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellite has passed all its in-orbit tests and is now operational, according to the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/1/24 9:20:43