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Chinese satellite Zhongxing-9A enters preset orbit

The communications satellite Zhongxing-9A has entered its preset orbit over two weeks after its launch on June 19.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/6 14:09:40

SpaceX successfully launches 3rd satellite in 12 days

SpaceX launched a commercial communications satellite into space using a Falcon 9 rocket on Wednesday, its third flight in just 12 days.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/6 11:24:38

Radiation poisoning in astronauts could be a thing of the past with new Aussie invention

The threat of radiation poisoning could soon become a thing of the past for astronauts on spacewalks, after Australian scientists invented a super thin nanomaterial which protects surfaces from light and radiation.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/4 13:30:27

Experts to investigate glitch in Long March-5 Y2 rocket launch failure

China on Sunday night launched the Long March-5 Y2, the country's largest heavy-lift carrier rocket, to send China's heaviest satellite, but unfortunately the mission was failed, and investigation of the failure is on the way.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/3 0:08:39

China's launch of Long March-5 Y2 carrier rocket fails

The launch of China's latest heavy-lift carrier rocket, the Long March-5 Y2, was announced unsuccessful on Sunday evening.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/2 20:20:21

China's 2nd heavy-lift carrier rocket blasts off

China on Sunday evening launched the Long March-5 Y2, the country's second heavy-lift carrier rocket, from Wenchang Space Launch Center in southern province of Hainan.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/2 19:31:50

China to launch 2nd heavy-lift carrier rocket

China is scheduled to launch the Long March-5 Y2, the country's second heavy-lift carrier rocket, from the Wenchang Space Launch Center in southern China's Hainan Province Sunday, the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence said Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/2 7:50:59

China to launch 2nd heavy-lift carrier rocket Sunday

China is scheduled to launch the Long March-5 Y2, the country's second heavy-lift carrier rocket, from the Wenchang Space Launch Center in southern China's Hainan Province Sunday, the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence said Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/1 18:06:17

Ariane-5 launches India's GSAT-17 satellite into space

French rocket Ariane-5 successfully launched GSAT-17 into space early on Thursday, adding the 3,477-kg Indian satellite to its existing fleet of 17 communication satellites.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/29 9:31:47

NASA says no pending announcement on alien life

US space agency NASA said Monday it has no pending announcement regarding extraterrestrial life, following a wave of media reports that the US agency is about to announce the evidence of alien life.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/27 11:42:24

China to launch Long March-5 Y2 in early July

China has set the window to launch its Long March-5 Y2 carrier rocket between July 2 and 5, according to the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/26 14:50:48

SpaceX successfully completes back-to-back launches in 48 hours

Just over 48 hours after its successful launch of BulgariaSat-1, US space firm SpaceX has successfully completed its second launch on Sunday with liftoff of a Falcon 9 rocket from California carrying 10 Iridium-NEXT satellites into low-Earth orbit (LEO).
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/26 10:42:22

India launches 31 satellites in single space mission

India Friday launched 31 satellites, including an earth observation satellite, in a single space mission from the southern spaceport of Sriharikota.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/23 13:19:26

SpaceX successfully launches Bulgaria's satellite with 2nd reused rocket

US space firm SpaceX on Friday successfully launched Bulgaria's first geostationary communications satellite into space with its second partly reused rocket.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/24 6:37:58

NASA releases study on future "Ice Giant" mission

US space agency NASA released a new report on Tuesday envisioning future missions to the mysterious "ice giant" planets Uranus and Neptune.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/21 20:23:26

China's cargo spacecraft starts independent operation

After flying with the Tiangong-2 space lab for about two months, China's Tianzhou-1 cargo spacecraft on Wednesday separated from the space lab and entered a stage of independent operation.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/21 16:59:05

Scientists have high expectations for China's new space telescope

China Thursday launched a space telescope, the Hard X-ray Modulation Telescope (HXMT), or Insight, to observe black holes, neutron stars, gamma ray bursts and other celestial phenomena.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/20 17:43:39

China's cargo spacecraft completes second docking with space lab

China's Tianzhou-1 cargo spacecraft completed its second docking with Tiangong-2 space lab at 2:55 p.m. Monday, after flying around the space lab.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/20 8:35:45