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NASA's Mars 2020 mission conducts flight test for Mars touchdown

NASA's Mars 2020 mission team has carried out a flight test of the Lander Vision System (LVS), which will help guide NASA's next Mars mission to a safe touchdown on the Red Planet, NASA said in a release on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/25 17:14:28

China to launch international journal on satellite navigation

China will launch an international English journal called "Satellite Navigation," according to the China Science Daily Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/24 10:05:24

NASA spacecraft finds changes in Jupiter's magnetic field

Jupiter's internal magnetic field is changing over time, a phenomenon observed by the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for the first time outside of the Earth, the agency has said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/22 17:08:58

German industry calls for significant gov't investments in space travel

The German government should spend significantly more money on space travel, according to a policy paper published by the Federation of German Industries (BDI) on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/22 8:43:37

Homegrown BeiDou system guarantees industry safety

The overall output value of China's satellite navigation and positioning services industry reached 301.6 billion yuan ($43 billion) in 2018, up 18.3 percent on a year-on-year basis, with the country's home-developed BeiDou satellite system contributing 80 percent to the core production value, reads an official white paper.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/21 19:28:40

China launches new BeiDou navigation satellite

China sent a new satellite of the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) into space from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan Province at 11:48 p.m. Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/18 7:48:28

Chinese lunar rover's "lucky" find could unlock secrets of moon & earth

China's Yutu-2, the first rover on the far side of the moon, has found materials from deep inside the moon that could help unravel the mystery of the lunar mantle composition and the formation and evolution of the moon and the earth.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/16 13:20:36

Explosions of universe's first stars spewed powerful jets: study

Astrophysicists found that the first stars after the Big Bang exploded not like spherical balls as previously thought but in an asymmetric fashion, thus serving as seeds for the second generation of stars and today's galaxies.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/9 14:06:03

Chinese deep space research leads to deeper international cooperation

Chinese space experts have strengthened international exchanges in the latest achievements in exploring the moon, Mars, Jupiter, asteroids and the deeper cosmos.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/7 18:19:41

NASA spacecraft to collide a small moonlet in 2022

The US space agency NASA revealed on Monday details about its plan to hit a small moonlet target in a double asteroid system with a spacecraft in 2022, its first mission to demonstrate a planetary defense technique.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/7 9:26:38

Giant asteroid will fly by Earth in decade

An asteroid named 99942 Apophis will fly towards the Earth in ten years, the U.S. space agency NASA said recently.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/5 14:47:07

SpaceX launches supplies to Int'l Space Station

The US space agency NASA's cargo provider SpaceX launched a Dragon spacecraft Saturday morning, starting its resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS).
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/4 16:56:04

China plans to launch carrier rocket at sea

China plans to launch a Long March-11 carrier rocket at sea this year, which is expected to lower the cost of entering space.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/1 18:58:59

Chinese scientists develop new catalyst to turn CO2 into clean liquid fuel

Chinese researchers have developed a new catalyst to convert carbon dioxide, the main greenhouse gas, into methanol, widely considered a clean fuel for engines.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/1 11:03:01

China and Pakistan sign space exploration agreement

China and Pakistan signed a cooperation agreement on manned space missions, marking the cooperation between the two countries in space exploration entering a new phase, according to the China National Space Administration (CNSA) on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/28 23:07:58

China develops unique heat-resistant material for hypersonic aircraft

Chinese scientists have developed a new heat-resistant material for hypersonic aircraft, as it can endure over 3,000 C from friction caused by a Mach 5-20 flight within the atmosphere.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/28 17:47:22

China's cosmic ray observatory starts scientific observation

An observatory for detecting cosmic rays in southwest China's Sichuan Province recently began scientific observation as it launched operation of its first set of detectors, scientists said Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/28 13:22:06

Newly-launched BeiDou satellite enters orbit

A newly-launched satellite of the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) entered its preset orbit Friday, according to Xi'an Satellite Control Center.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/26 21:03:24