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New data shed light on "most mysterious star in the universe"

A team of more than 100 researchers is one step closer to solving the mystery behind the "most mysterious star in the universe," debunking the possibility that it is a structure made by aliens.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/4 6:52:54

Latest Kuaizhou rocket launch expected to boost China's competitiveness

China's Kuaizhou-11 rocket will send six satellites into space in 2018, greatly boosting China's competitiveness in the field of commercial rocket launches.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/1 18:28:39

China's Kuaizhou-11 rocket scheduled to launch in first half of 2018

China's Kuaizhou-11 solid-fuelled carrier rocket is scheduled to launch for the first time, in the first half of 2018, according to the rocket's developer and producer China Aerospace Science and Industry Corp (CASIC).
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/31 20:23:33

India to launch 31 satellites in single mission

India's Space Research Organisation, ISRO has announced to launch 31 satellites, including Cartosat-2 series earth observation spacecraft, in a single mission next month, state-run broadcaster - All India Radio (AIR) said Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/30 13:31:05

Russian manufacturer confirms connection lost with Angolan satellite

A Russian-made communication satellite that was successfully put into orbit earlier has lost contact with the ground, the manufacturer of the spacecraft said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/28 7:19:48

BeiDou soon compatible with European navigation system: official

China's domestic navigation system has been gaining international recognition and use in the past five years and will integrate with Europe's Galileo satellites in the near-future, transport officials and developers announced Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/27 21:33:39

BeiDou helps rescue over 10,000 fishermen in 5 years: spokesperson

China's BeiDou navigation and positioning system has helped rescue over 10,000 fishermen over the past five years, according to a BeiDou spokesperson.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/27 17:52:13

Data processing lab to be built for FAST telescope

Guizhou Province plans to build a data processing laboratory for China's Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST), the world's largest single-dish radio telescope, local authorities said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/26 13:51:34

China launches remote sensing satellites

China launched remote sensing satellites at 3:44 a.m.(Beijing Time) Tuesday on a Long March-2C carrier rocket from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/26 9:17:30

China aims to become world-leading cyber power by 2035

China will advance the development of information technology and spread internet applications in coming years, with the aim of becoming a world-leading cyber power by 2035, a senior official said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/25 22:06:00

China launches land exploration satellite

China launched a land exploration satellite into a preset orbit from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the Gobi desert at 12:14 pm Saturday Beijing Time.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/23 15:14:19

First-seen gravitational wave event named Science's Breakthrough of the Year

The first observations of a neutron-star merger in both gravitational waves and light were named on Thursday by the influential US journal Science as 2017's Breakthrough of the Year.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/22 8:53:09

NASA picks 2 finalists for next robotic solar system mission

US space agency NASA announced Wednesday that it has selected two finalist concepts for a robotic mission planned to launch in the mid-2020 to explore the solar system.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/21 9:16:46

Next-generation GRACE satellites begin final preparations for launch

A pair of next-generation GRACE satellites, Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO) satellites, is now at Vandenberg Air Force Base, the US state of California, to begin final preparations for launch next spring, NASA has said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/17 8:03:19

China plans remote sensing satellites over South China Sea

China's southern island province of Hainan has unveiled a satellite launch plan to assist remote sensing coverage over the South China Sea.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/15 16:01:21

AI reveals first distant solar system rivaling our own in planet number

Scientists announced on Thursday they have found, for the first time, an eighth planet in a distant star system, tying it with our own solar system for having the most known planets.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/15 7:51:22

Mysterious interstellar object to be tested for signs it was made by aliens

This week, scientists are preparing to study a mysterious cigar-shaped object, the first known interstellar object to pass through our solar system.
Source: | 2017/12/13 22:42:32

Galileo satellite launch brings Europe's navigation network closer to completion

Europe launched four more Galileo navigation satellites on an Ariane 5 rocket Tuesday, bringing its navigation system just one step away from completion next year, the European Space Agency (ESA) said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/13 19:19:46