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China's space telescope to survey Milky Way

Many black holes and neutron stars are thought to be hidden in the Milky Way. Since they don't emit visible light, or are covered by dust, only X-ray telescopes can find them.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/28 11:12:09

China launches advanced satellite navigation positioning system

China on Saturday launched a national satellite navigation and positioning system. It is the largest in the country and boasts the widest coverage.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/28 11:02:27

Chinese firms develop BeiDou navigation applications

From shared bicycles to bank cards and unmanned patrol vehicles, China's home-grown BeiDou navigation system has increasing numbers of applications linked to the everyday life.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/26 18:04:35

China's space telescope to see why black holes get "angry"

Black holes in space remain a mystery. One of their many secrets is why they get "angry". China will soon launch a space telescope in a bid to find out.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/26 7:49:20

Russian Ka-52 'Alligator' Helicopters to Get 'Space' Guidance System

Russian Ka-52 "Alligator" attack helicopters will get a new guidance system for artillery armament which has been developed with the use of "space" technology, the Russian Space Systems company said.
Source: | 2017/5/25 17:24:49

US to build hypersonic spaceplane that can fly 10 times in 10 days

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) announced Wednesday it has selected Boeing company to design, build and test the first of an entirely new class of hypersonic aircraft that would be able to fly 10 times in 10 days.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/25 8:27:57

China's satellite navigation business to reach 400 bln yuan in 2020

By 2020, the scale of China's satellite navigation business will surpass 400 billion yuan (58 billion US dollars), said an official at an academic conference on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/24 21:04:40

Aviation maintenance industry in Xiamen yields 12.11 billion yuan in 2016

Staff workers repair a plane of a foreign airline at Taikoo Aircraft Engineering Co., Ltd. in Xiamen, southeast China's Fujian Province, May 23, 2017. There are 13 aviation maintenance enterprises in Xiamen. Total output value of aviation maintenance industry in Xiamen reached 12.11 billion yuan (about 1.76 billion US dollars) in 2016.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/24 14:45:17

Critical mission

This NASA TV video grab shows astronaut Jack Fischer outside the International Space Station on Tuesday. Two US astronauts embarked Tuesday on what NASA described as a “critical” space walk to repair a failed piece of equipment that helps power the International Space Station.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/23 23:33:40

Space station astronauts to replace failed equipment in spacewalk

NASA astronauts on the International Space Station will conduct a contingency spacewalk on Tuesday to change out a data relay box that failed over the weekend, the US space agency said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/23 8:04:40

China, Russia to jointly build wide-body passenger jets

China and Russia Monday set up a joint venture to build wide-body passenger jets in the latest attempt to break into the lucrative market longtime dominated by Boeing and Airbus.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/22 21:25:50

China's Z-19E armed helicopter makes maiden flight

The China-developed Z-19E armed helicopter made its maiden flight Thursday in Harbin in northeast China's Heilongjiang Province.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/18 18:06:48

Could humans live on the closest planet outside our solar system?

A new study of Proxima b, the closest planet outside our solar system ever discovered, suggests that the planet may actually be able to support life of its own.
Source: | 2017/5/18 17:36:42

Waves of lava seen in largest volcanic crater on Jupiter's moon

Researchers have taken advantage of a rare orbital alignment between two of Jupiter's moons, namely Io and Europa, and obtained an exceptionally detailed map of the largest lava lake on Io.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/17 7:50:21

Chinese SOEs establish 150 bln yuan investment fund

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) has formed a fund of 150 billion yuan (21.8 billion US dollars) with a group of centrally administered state-owned enterprises (SOEs) to invest in emerging strategic industries.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/16 18:04:35

First SLS, Orion flight delayed to 2019, no crew aboard: NASA

The first integrated flight of NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and Orion spacecraft has been delayed to 2019 and will not have a crew aboard, the US space agency said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/13 6:51:47

US astronauts conduct 200th spacewalk at space station after glitch

A pair of two American astronauts on Friday carried out the 200th spacewalk at the International Space Station despite an early equipment glitch that delayed and shortened the mission.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/13 6:40:39

Wrath of the sun: astronomers solve mystery of ‘stealth’ solar eruptions

Sometimes, massive amounts of energy are released from unstable magnetic fields on our sun, a phenomenon known as a Coronal Mass Ejection (CME). At other times, these CMEs come from stable, quiet regions of the sun with no prior indication and nobody knows why. Now, new research may have explained the phenomenon of "stealth CMEs."
Source: | 2017/5/11 21:58:42