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Scientists discover "rogue planet" outside solar system

Scientists have made the first radio-telescope detection of a huge free-floating planet beyond our solar system, a new study said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/5 17:54:30

Sino-Russian aircraft project solicits proposals for landing gear system

The Sino-Russian joint CR929 wide-body aircraft project has issued a request for proposal (RFP) for its landing gear system, the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) said on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/4 7:35:24

NASA names astronauts for new commercial spacecraft test flights, missions

The United States space agency NASA named astronauts assigned to Boeing and SpaceX flights, bringing astronaut launches back to the country for the first time since its space shuttle's retirement in 2011.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/4 7:24:38

Scientists propose new way to find alien life by cosmic UV light

Scientists proposed a new way to find life outside the solar system and have identified a group of exoplanets with the same chemical conditions may have led to life on Earth.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/2 7:55:32

Telescope in Xinjiang alerts spacecraft to solar interference

A solar magnetic field telescope in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region has been helping China's aerospace industry avoid solar interference, authorities said on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/1 17:08:40

Chinese university to construct space wave simulator

Sun Yat-sen University in South China's Guangdong Province plans to build a gravitational wave simulator at its Shenzhen campus, the university announced Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/31 22:43:39

China launches high-resolution Earth observation satellite

China on Tuesday launched Gaofen-11, an optical remote sensing satellite, as part of the country's high-resolution Earth observation project.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/31 14:06:48

New twin BeiDou-3 navigation satellites launched in Sichuan

China on Sunday sent twin satellites into space via a single carrier rocket, entering a period with unprecedentedly intensive launches of BeiDou satellites.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/29 22:23:39

China launches new twin BeiDou-3 navigation satellites

China on Sunday sent twin satellites into space via a single carrier rocket, entering a period with unprecedentedly intensive launches of BeiDou satellites.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/29 17:23:55

China's newly-developed unmanned helicopter completes test flights

China's large unmanned helicopter, the Xiangying-200, has completed its test flights, according to its developer.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/27 20:46:32

Space clock to boost positioning accuracy of China's satellite systems

The world's first space cold atom clock (CAC) is expected to drive the accuracy of global navigation satellite systems to another level, expert said after the clock passed all tests in the Tiangong-2 space lab.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/26 22:48:40

Mars will reach closest to Earth in 15 years

Mars is making its closest approach to Earth in 15 years on Tuesday, which means the red planet will be shinier and bigger and easier to observe, said US space agency NASA.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/26 14:17:27

Scientists identify lake of liquid water under surface of Mars

A study published on Wednesday in the journal Science has confirmed that liquid water is present on Mars.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/26 11:54:38

Newest Earth-observing mission begins to gather data

Just days after its successful installation on the International Space Station, the newest Earth-observing mission has collected its first science data on Earth's surface temperature, according to the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/26 7:15:00

SpaceX launches 10 more Iridium satellites

Private US spaceflight company SpaceX launched 10 more satellites from California Wednesday morning as part of an ambitious project to build a network of satellite telephone relay stations.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/25 21:12:51

Longest total lunar eclipse of the century to occur on July 27

The longest total lunar eclipse of the century will take place on Friday as people from many parts of the world will get a chance to appreciate a blood red moon, according to US space agency NASA.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/25 14:58:02

China developing in-orbit satellite transport vehicle

China is developing a space vehicle to help transport orbiting satellites that have run out of fuel, Science and Technology Daily reported Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/20 11:33:12

First of 300-satellite array in China's global communications network to be launched this year

The first satellite in the 300-satellite array known as the Hongyan constellation, which will provide worldwide communication services, is set to be launched by the end of this year.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/15 22:58:39