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China validates key technologies in large spacecraft recovery

China has validated multiple key technologies in large spacecraft recovery, extending the recovery weight to more than seven tonnes, said the China Academy of Space Technology (CAST) on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/24 13:50:04

Scientists propose new way to tackle climate change

Scientists have proposed a new way to tackle climate change by spraying sun-dimming chemicals into the Earth's atmosphere, according to a study published Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/24 10:26:35

NASA's Mars lander to touch down in five days

NASA's InSight spacecraft is scheduled to touch down on Mars next Monday, after a six-month, 300 million miles (480 million kilometers) journey.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/22 10:07:38

Israeli astronomers discover "prey" of a dwarf galaxy by its neighbors

Israeli researchers have found new evidence of the process of "swallowing" a dwarf galaxy by two large galaxies close to it, according to Tel Aviv University on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/21 16:43:02

China sends 5 satellites into orbit via single rocket

China launched a new space environment research satellite and four nanosatellites on a Long March-2D rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China at 7:40 a.m. Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/20 13:23:42

NASA chooses difficult landing site for next Mars rover

The United States space agency NASA on Monday announced a landing site for its upcoming Mars 2020 rover mission, choosing the geologically complicated Jezero Crater as the landing site.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/20 8:28:42

Basic constellation of the BeiDou-3 satellites completed, marking 'a milestone'

China successfully launched twin BeiDou-3 navigation satellites early Monday morning, marking a major milestone for the array of positioning satellites known as BDS - the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/19 20:33:39

Basic constellation of the BeiDou-3 satellites completed

China successfully launched twin BeiDou-3 navigation satellites early Monday morning, marking a major milestone for the array of positioning satellites known as the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS).
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/19 6:44:06

China to enhance space science, technology sharing in Asia-Pacific

China is planning to promote the sharing of satellite data with member states of the Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organization (APSCO) to help with urban planning, disaster monitoring and assessment, as well as agriculture and forest surveys.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/14 20:53:43

President Xi Jinping promotes wider int'l collaboration in outer space

Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday the international community should strengthen cooperation in outer space on the basis of equality, mutual benefit, and inclusiveness.
Source: CGTN | 2018/11/14 17:18:54

NASA's Hubble Telescope finds smiling face in space

The Hubble Space Telescope has captured a formation of galaxies that looks like a smiling face, said the United States space agency NASA.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/5 11:51:15

China launches high-orbit BeiDou-3 satellite

China's home-grown global satellite navigation system came a step closer to completion with the launch of another BeiDou-3 satellite at 11:57 p.m. Thursday from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center, in the southwestern Sichuan Province.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/2 1:39:17

China-made aircraft seats equipped into Airbus plane

Airbus has delivered China Express with an A320 airplane, the first Airbus passenger plane equipped with seats manufactured by a Chinese company, according to Airbus China Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/31 17:19:03

China-developed ARJ21 regional jetliner starts service in 3 new routes

China's domestically-developed ARJ21 regional jetliners have been put into use in three new air routes, according to its developer on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/30 16:47:29

China launches ocean-observing satellite under closer Sino-EU space cooperation

China on Monday sent an ocean-observing satellite successfully into space, a joint mission pursued under close Sino-French space cooperation that will enable scientists to study, for the first time, ocean surface winds and waves simultaneously.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/29 9:40:51

China launches HY-2B satellite to monitor marine environment

China sent a new satellite into orbit Thursday morning to form a network with the subsequent HY-2C and HY-2D for maritime environment monitoring.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/25 22:01:59

China launches HY-2B marine satellite

China sent a new marine satellite into orbit Thursday morning.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/25 11:59:17

Japan's space agency postpones landing on asteroid of Hayabusa2 probe

Japan's space agency said Thursday it will postpone the landing of its Hayabusa2 space probe on the asteroid Ryugu until at least January from its initial touchdown scheduled for October.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/12 11:18:18