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Failed rocket delays China's space missions

The unsuccessful launch of China's latest heavy-lift carrier rocket has led to the delay in several major spacecraft missions, whose cause is expected to be released at the end of the year, according to a senior space administration official.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/27 22:03:39

Australia's scientific agency invests in "sophisticated" NovaSAR satellite

Australian scientists will be able to identify natural disasters faster, monitor illegal fisheries more closely, and predict flood patterns with greater ease, after the nation's peak scientific body secured access to one of the world's "most sophisticated" high-performance satellites.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/26 17:42:21

Australia announces commitment to create national space agency

Australia on Monday committed to creating a national space agency as it looks to cash in on the lucrative and fast-evolving astronautical sector.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/25 22:21:00

China's new-generation weather satellite put into service

Fengyun-4A satellite, the first of China's second-generation geostationary orbiting weather satellites, was put into operation Monday, said the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/25 17:47:29

Australia decides to establish national space agency

Australia's Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham officially announced here on Monday that Australia will establish its own national space agency.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/25 11:08:11

Astronomers discovers asteroid odd couple in solar system

With the help of the Hubble Space Telescope, an international research team has observed an unusual pair of space rocks in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. This binary asteroid, labled 2006 VW139/288P, is the first known binary asteroid also classified as a comet.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/25 0:01:24

New Chinese aircraft has a record number of passengers

China's heavy transport aircraft the Y-20 welcomed its first group of passengers aboard on Friday, while setting a record for the number of people carried on a single flight by a domestic aircraft.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/24 23:18:40

NASA's asteroid-bound spacecraft "slingshots" past Earth

NASA's asteroid-bound OSIRIS-REx spacecraft made a close approach to Earth and successfully used our planet's gravity on Friday to "slingshot" itself on a path toward the asteroid Bennu, the US space agency said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/23 7:28:37

Ultra-high-energy cosmic rays come from galaxies far away: study

Scientists on Thursday confirmed that cosmic rays with the highest energies that bombard the Earth originated from outside our Milky Way galaxy.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/22 8:23:35

China builds world-class astronomical base in Tibet

With its thin air and clear sky, Ngari Prefecture is an ideal place for astronomers to gaze into the remote universe.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/21 13:51:30

Australian expert expects first space mining transaction in 10 years

The first transaction in space mining could only be 10 years away, the director of the Australian Center for Space Engineering Research, Andrew Dempster, told Xinhua on Wednesday, at the third Off Earth Mining Forum in Sydney.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/20 19:12:32

China's C919 jumbo jet receives new orders

Photo taken on May 5, 2017 shows China's large passenger jet, the C919, on its maiden flight at Shanghai Pudong International Airport in Shanghai, east China. The orders for the C919 reached 730 on Sept. 19 after four customers signed purchase plans with the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC), the Shanghai-based manufacturer of the C919.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/20 13:07:18

Aviation Expo China 2017 held in Beijing

Visitors view a model of the homegrown large passenger plane C919 during the Aviation Expo China 2017 in Beijing, capital of China, Sept. 19, 2017. The expo is held from Sept. 19 to 22.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/20 10:09:01

Ukrainian engine firm denies alleged assets freeze

A Ukrainian engine manufacturer on Tuesday denied reports that shares controlled by a Chinese company were frozen after the China side attempted to take its assets abroad.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/19 23:28:40

Aerospace expert named military equipment head

An aerospace expert has been appointed as head of a department in the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Military Commission (CMC) ahead of the 19th National Congress of the CPC.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/18 23:18:40

China to launch more BeiDou-3 satellites in 2017

More BeiDou-3 satellites will be launched in November 2017, according to a senior designer of the satellite navigation system.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/18 21:00:00

China's cargo spacecraft separates from Tiangong-2 space lab

China's first cargo spacecraft, Tianzhou-1, separated from Tiangong-2 space lab at 4:15 p.m. on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/17 20:08:15

Why NASA's Cassini spacecraft matters

After 20 years in space, the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)'s Cassini spacecraft was running out of fuel.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/17 8:49:07