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Queqiao satellite the bridge to China's lunar exploration

If all goes to plan, China will soon make history as the first country to put a lander and a rover on the far side of the moon. Information gleaned from such a mission may answer questions about the universe that we have not even thought to ask yet.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/22 14:40:40

Chinese envoy calls for strengthening of outer space governance, cooperation

A Chinese envoy on Wednesday called for strengthening of outer space governance and cooperation in the international community's joint effort to build a shared future in space exploration.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/21 8:39:01

Southwest China builds high altitude cosmic-ray observatory

Construction has begun on a large, high altitude cosmic-ray observatory in the Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Southwest China's Sichuan Province on Tuesday, which is expected to become one of the world's four biggest research institutes in the field.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/20 21:58:41

China committed to cooperation for better space governance: China's envoy to UN

China is committed to cooperation for a common development in outer space, which is a new domain for promoting the well-being of all mankind, said Shi Zhongjun, China's envoy to UN in Vienna, on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/20 9:00:12

Norway's first electric aircraft takes to the skies

Norway's first electric aircraft took to the skies on Monday as the Nordic country that is known for electric cars vowed to electrify its aviation as well.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/19 19:33:13

Chinese satellite could link world to Moon's dark side: space expert

A satellite with a huge golden umbrella-shaped antenna is in an orbit more than 400,000 km from Earth, waiting for Chang'e-4, which is set to be the first ever probe to land softly on the Moon's far side.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/18 17:38:45

China's quantum radar to monitor high-speed aircraft from space

A quantum radar, developed by the 14th Institute of China Electronics Technology Group Corporation (CETC), was shown at the 8th International Radar Exposition on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/15 16:06:23

Relay satellite for Chang'e-4 lunar probe enters planned orbit

The relay satellite for the Chang'e-4 lunar probe, which is expected to land on the far side of the Moon at the end of the year, has entered the planned orbit, the China National Space Administration (CNSA) announced Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/14 18:15:57

New Aussie research center to collect fresh data on Earth from space

A new space research center announced by Australia's national science agency on Wednesday will help give astronomers and scientists a whole new perspective on Earth, local media reported Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/13 13:38:02

Gaofen satellites reduce China's dependence on foreign data

China's recently launched two Gaofen series satellites mark the establishment of a ground-air observation system that reduces China's dependence on foreign data, according to experts.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/11 22:58:39

China confirms reception of data from Gaofen-6 satellite

The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) confirmed that one of its institutes Monday successfully tracked and received imaging data from the newly-launched Earth observation satellite Gaofen-6.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/4 21:38:00

China develops wireless measuring system to reduce weight of rockets

China has developed and tested a wireless measuring system for rockets, which largely reduces the rocket's weight.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/30 0:03:54

China's carbon satellite shares data worldwide

China's carbon dioxide monitoring satellite TanSat has 75 data users worldwide, according to the website of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/29 15:06:27

China welcomes all UN member states to jointly utilize its space station

China announced Monday that all member states of the United Nations are welcome to cooperate with China to jointly utilize its future China Space Station (CSS).
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/29 13:21:09

Chinese astronauts complete desert survival training

Fifteen Chinese astronauts have just completed desert survival training deep in the Badain Jaran Desert near Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/28 8:50:16

Low orbit navigation system to help unmanned vehicles

Chinese researchers are developing a satellite navigation system to assist the development of unmanned vehicles.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/27 6:32:19

China tests first drone-carried meteorological data monitor to gauge atmosphere

China has successfully designed and tested its first drone-carried dropsonde, or meteorological data monitor, to carry out meteorological observations.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/24 19:12:47

8 BeiDou-3 satellites hooked up, orbiting, working accurately

The first eight of 35 planned BeiDou-3 satellites have already formed a simple functioning orbital network with a global positioning accuracy of 5 meters, a spokesman for the State-owned third-generation satellite company said at a conference in Harbin, Northeast China's Heilongjiang Province on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/23 23:18:41