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China's new relay satellite to help video calls possible with space station

A new relay satellite launched late Sunday night will allow videos calls to be made between China's future space station and the ground and provide data transmission and control services for various spacecraft.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/1 19:33:29

China launches new data relay satellite

China sent a new data relay satellite into orbit from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province late Sunday night.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/1 9:19:41

Two astronauts complete another 6.5-hour spacewalk this year to swap batteries

Two flight engineers of the United States space agency NASA completed the second spacewalk of this year out of the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday to upgrade the space lab's power capability.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/30 9:17:13

Third MC-21 Airliner Begins Flight Testing Despite US Sanctions

Earlier, the Russian government estimated that an additional 2.7 billion rubles (about US$40.7 million) in funding would be necessary for the creation of domestic composite wing materials for the MC-21 to replace components sourced in the United States and Japan which have been made unavailable by US sanctions.
Source: sputniknews.com | 2019/3/29 9:39:36

Russia's Vostochny Cosmodrome Ready for Space, ISS Launches - Roscosmos

One of the routes opened for launches of Soyuz-2 carrier rockets from the Vostochny space center can be used to launch manned and cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS), a spokesperson for the Russian state space corporation Roscosmos told Sputnik on Sunday.
Source: sputniknews.com | 2019/3/29 9:36:44

China completes compatibility test on core parts of rocket engine

Chinese engineers have successfully carried out a compatibility test on the turbopump and gas generator of rocket engine on Sunday, according to China Daily on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/28 13:49:31

Feature: A BeiDou superstar

Shoulder-length hair, black leather jacket, arms across her chest, a faint smile, Xu Ying graces the cover of a youth magazine.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/26 17:31:10

Two Chinese Earth observation satellites put into service

Two Chinese Earth observation satellites, the Gaofen-5 and Gaofen-6, were officially put into service on Thursday after completing in-orbit tests.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/21 20:48:25

Russia ready to help US if tests of new manned spacecraft delayed: Roscosmos

Russia's state space corporation Roscosmos is ready to assist the United States if Washington's tests of new manned spacecraft are delayed, Roscosmos's chief said on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/19 19:52:17

China's space research finds microgravity promotes iPS cells regenerative potential

Research findings from China's Tianzhou-1 Space Mission have shown that the microgravity environment in space promotes heart cell differentiation of mice induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells, providing new perspectives on future human space travel.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/11 15:22:20

China developing key technologies on heavy-lift rocket

China has made significant progress in the development of the key technologies of the heavy-lift carrier rocket, the Long March-9, which is expected to make its maiden flight around 2030.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/10 14:39:28

China launches new communication satellite

China Sunday sent a new communication satellite into orbit from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/10 7:37:32

China's Long March rockets complete 300 launches

With a Long March-3B rocket putting a new communication satellite into orbit on Sunday, China's Long March carrier rocket series completed 300 launches, having sent more than 500 spacecraft into space since 1970.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/10 7:36:39

SpaceX Crew Dragon undocks from ISS to head home

American spacecraft Crew Dragon undocked from the International Space Station (ISS) early on Friday, and is scheduled to return to earth hours later.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/8 17:14:19

China's lunar rover studies stones on moon's far side

China's lunar rover has conducted scientific detection on some stones on the far side of the moon, which might help scientists find out whether they are from outer space or native to the moon.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/6 18:53:32

China preparing for space station missions

The China Manned Space Engineering Office (CMSEO) announced Monday that the core module of the country's space station, the Long March-5B carrier rocket and its payloads will be sent to the launch site in the second half of this year, to make preparations for the space station missions.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/5 11:30:17

China preparing for space station missions

The China Manned Space Engineering Office (CMSEO) announced Monday that the core module of the country's space station, the Long March-5B carrier rocket and its payloads will be sent to the launch site in the second half of this year, to make preparations for the space station missions.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/5 1:30:58

Spotlight: SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft successfully docks with ISS

American spacecraft Crew Dragon successfully docked with the International Space Station (ISS) on Sunday for its unmanned debut flight.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/4 10:16:49