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Two Chinese Earth observation satellites put into service

Two Chinese Earth observation satellites, the Gaofen-5 and Gaofen-6, were officially put into service on Thursday after completing in-orbit tests.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/21 20:48:25

Russia ready to help US if tests of new manned spacecraft delayed: Roscosmos

Russia's state space corporation Roscosmos is ready to assist the United States if Washington's tests of new manned spacecraft are delayed, Roscosmos's chief said on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/19 19:52:17

China's space research finds microgravity promotes iPS cells regenerative potential

Research findings from China's Tianzhou-1 Space Mission have shown that the microgravity environment in space promotes heart cell differentiation of mice induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells, providing new perspectives on future human space travel.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/11 15:22:20

China developing key technologies on heavy-lift rocket

China has made significant progress in the development of the key technologies of the heavy-lift carrier rocket, the Long March-9, which is expected to make its maiden flight around 2030.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/10 14:39:28

China launches new communication satellite

China Sunday sent a new communication satellite into orbit from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/10 7:37:32

China's Long March rockets complete 300 launches

With a Long March-3B rocket putting a new communication satellite into orbit on Sunday, China's Long March carrier rocket series completed 300 launches, having sent more than 500 spacecraft into space since 1970.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/10 7:36:39

SpaceX Crew Dragon undocks from ISS to head home

American spacecraft Crew Dragon undocked from the International Space Station (ISS) early on Friday, and is scheduled to return to earth hours later.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/8 17:14:19

China's lunar rover studies stones on moon's far side

China's lunar rover has conducted scientific detection on some stones on the far side of the moon, which might help scientists find out whether they are from outer space or native to the moon.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/6 18:53:32

China preparing for space station missions

The China Manned Space Engineering Office (CMSEO) announced Monday that the core module of the country's space station, the Long March-5B carrier rocket and its payloads will be sent to the launch site in the second half of this year, to make preparations for the space station missions.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/5 11:30:17

China preparing for space station missions

The China Manned Space Engineering Office (CMSEO) announced Monday that the core module of the country's space station, the Long March-5B carrier rocket and its payloads will be sent to the launch site in the second half of this year, to make preparations for the space station missions.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/5 1:30:58

Spotlight: SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft successfully docks with ISS

American spacecraft Crew Dragon successfully docked with the International Space Station (ISS) on Sunday for its unmanned debut flight.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/4 10:16:49

China to open Chang'e-4 lunar probe data to world

China will gradually open data collected by the Chang'e-4 lunar probe to the world, the country's lunar program chief designer said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/3 20:30:18

FarFarOut to Planet X? Astronomers Spot Most Distant Object in Solar System

As Dr Sheppard and his colleagues scrupulously scoured the night sky with some of the world's most powerful and wide-angled telescopes, their search netted the lion's share of the objects known to be the farthest from the sun.
Source: Sputnik | 2019/2/28 13:52:16

Chinese scientists envision solar power station in space: report

Chinese scientists are exploring the possibility of setting up a space-based solar power station, which is expected to reduce pollution back on Earth and mitigate energy shortfalls, local media reported Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/27 10:58:24

BeiDou Navigation System completed first outbound trip, eyeing promotion in global markets

Chinese cargo ship Rongda Changsha equipped with terminal products of BeiDou Navigation Satellite System arrived at Brunei recently after embarking from Luojing Port in Shanghai, marking the first successful application of BeiDou terminal products and unveiling the ambition of promoting BeiDou products to the international market.
Source: People's Daily Overseas New Media | 2019/2/21 16:46:07

New radar system installed at Chinese research base in Antarctica

Chinese researchers have installed and tested a fluorescence Doppler lidar system at a research base in Antarctica during a mission that was just concluded last week and are now heading home.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/21 10:58:59

NASA's lunar orbiter has its third, overhead look on China's Chang'e-4 probe

The United States space agency NASA said Friday that its lunar orbiter has observed the landing site of China's Chang'e-4 lunar probe for the third time, capturing a much sharper view.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/16 9:34:07

China's quantum communication satellite to extend working lifetime by two yrs: scientist

A Chinese researcher said China's satellite Quantum Experiments at Space Scale (QUESS) or Micius would work at least two more years beyond its two-year working lifetime and carry out more international cooperation.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/15 15:06:11