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Gaofen satellites reduce China's dependence on foreign data

China's recently launched two Gaofen series satellites mark the establishment of a ground-air observation system that reduces China's dependence on foreign data, according to experts.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/11 22:58:39

China confirms reception of data from Gaofen-6 satellite

The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) confirmed that one of its institutes Monday successfully tracked and received imaging data from the newly-launched Earth observation satellite Gaofen-6.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/4 21:38:00

China develops wireless measuring system to reduce weight of rockets

China has developed and tested a wireless measuring system for rockets, which largely reduces the rocket's weight.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/30 0:03:54

China's carbon satellite shares data worldwide

China's carbon dioxide monitoring satellite TanSat has 75 data users worldwide, according to the website of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/29 15:06:27

China welcomes all UN member states to jointly utilize its space station

China announced Monday that all member states of the United Nations are welcome to cooperate with China to jointly utilize its future China Space Station (CSS).
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/29 13:21:09

Chinese astronauts complete desert survival training

Fifteen Chinese astronauts have just completed desert survival training deep in the Badain Jaran Desert near Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/28 8:50:16

Low orbit navigation system to help unmanned vehicles

Chinese researchers are developing a satellite navigation system to assist the development of unmanned vehicles.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/27 6:32:19

China tests first drone-carried meteorological data monitor to gauge atmosphere

China has successfully designed and tested its first drone-carried dropsonde, or meteorological data monitor, to carry out meteorological observations.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/24 19:12:47

8 BeiDou-3 satellites hooked up, orbiting, working accurately

The first eight of 35 planned BeiDou-3 satellites have already formed a simple functioning orbital network with a global positioning accuracy of 5 meters, a spokesman for the State-owned third-generation satellite company said at a conference in Harbin, Northeast China's Heilongjiang Province on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/23 23:18:41

China's new space tech test a success

China has successfully experimented with its space program's inflatable reentry and descent technology (IRDT), a technology that can allow China to land heavier spacecraft on celestial bodies with thin atmosphere, including the moon and Mars, specialists said.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/23 19:03:43

First permanent interstellar immigrant found in solar system

Scientists have found for the first time an astroid that came from elsewhere in the universe but permanently lives within our solar system.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/22 14:02:41

Backgrounder: China's visitors to the Moon

China launched a relay satellite named Queqiao (Magpie Bridge) early Monday to set up a communication link between the Earth and the Moon's far side.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/21 9:08:37

China launches relay satellite to explore Moon's far side

China launched a relay satellite early Monday to set up a communication link between Earth and the planned Chang'e-4 lunar probe that will explore the mysterious far side of Moon.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/21 6:32:38

China's self-developed plane engine completes test run

China's self-developed demonstrator aircraft engine CJ-1000AX has completed a successful test run in Shanghai, the engine maker said Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/21 0:12:31

China's FAST telescope to get new receiver

China's Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST), the world's largest single-dish radio telescope, will have with a new receiver installed to boost its efficiency in surveying the sky.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/20 18:39:29

NASA's exoplanet hunter has a lunar flyby, taking first space picture

The United States space agency NASA said on Friday that its planet hunter, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), was one step closer to searching for new worlds after successfully completing a lunar flyby on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/19 9:07:55

Space scientists in Rome discuss ways to boost life on Earth with space technologies

International scientists gathered at the National Research Council (CNR) in Rome to discuss how space technology can improve life on the Earth.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/19 9:04:04

Two astronauts complete 6-hour spacewalk, revamping Int'l Space Station

Two flight engineers of the United States space agency NASA completed the fifth spacewalk of this year out of the International Space Station on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/17 8:49:20