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China sends twin BeiDou-3 navigation satellites into space

China on Friday sent twin satellites into space with a single carrier rocket, adding two more members for its domestic BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS).
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/30 8:31:25

China's Tiangong-1 space lab could reenter Earth as soon as Sunday: authorities

The re-entry of Tiangong-1, China's first space lab, could take place as soon as this Sunday, give or take a day, and will not cause any damage to the ground, according to the Chinese military and space authorities on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/29 21:48:42

NASA plans to enhance view on Earth's frozen regions

The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) will enhance the view of Earth's frozen regions with two new satellite missions and an array of field research in 2018, the US space agency said Tuesday in a report.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/28 12:34:20

China space laboratory expected to fall at month's end

China's first space lab is expected to fall back to Earth between March 31 and April 4 and should burn up in the atmosphere, China's space authorities said Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/26 20:38:39

New receivers to make China's radio telescope more sensitive to weaker signals

The ability of the world's largest aperture-filled radio telescope, the 500-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST), will become more sensitive to radio signals with the help of 19 new beam receivers.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/26 22:03:39

Tiangong-1 expected to burn up on reentering atmosphere

Tiangong-1, China's first space lab, should be fully burnt as it reenters the Earth's atmosphere, according to China Manned Space Engineering Office (CMSEO) on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/26 21:52:36

Shenzhou aerospace institute enrolls foreign students

China's aerospace institute for the first time enrolled foreign students, prompting a Chinese expert on Sunday to note the massive progress the nation has made in space technology.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/25 23:13:40

China creates "super hangar" to nest surging civil fleet

"People need to rest after working hard. So do aircraft. Jumbos need spacious hangars," says Zhao, 47, vice chief structural engineer of China Aviation Planning and Design Institute (CAPDI) of the Aviation Industry Corporation of China, Ltd. (AVIC), the state-owned aviation giant.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/25 13:00:42

China showcases achievements of lunar exploration at the Baselworld 2018

An exhibition focusing on China's Lunar Exploration Program (CLEP) kicked off Saturday in the northern Swiss city of Basel, highlighting some of the magnificent achievements of China's aerospace industry.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/25 10:30:16

Chinese scientists design bee-inspired morphing aircraft

Chinese scientists are designing a morphing aircraft that takes its inspiration from bees, according to the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology (CALT).
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/25 6:18:27

Russia launches manned spacecraft to International Space Station

A Russian carrier rocket blasted off on Wednesday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, sending three astronauts aboard the Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS).
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/22 9:06:50

China to launch Long March-5B rocket next year

China will launch the Long March-5B carrier rocket around June 2019, according to the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CAST) Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/19 22:24:21

Land exploring satellite 4th to be launched into space orbit

China launched a land exploration satellite into a preset orbit from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the Gobi desert in the country's northwest at 3:10 pm Saturday, the Xinhua News Agency reported.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/18 23:28:40

China launches land exploration satellite

China launched a land exploration satellite into a preset orbit from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the Gobi desert of the country's northwest at 3:10 p.m. Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/17 22:31:09

China builds space-based internet services using 80 small satellites

The Fourth Academy of the China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation announced Friday the building of space-based internet services using 80 small satellites, the China Youth Daily reported.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/16 23:03:40

Russia to launch 3 new ISS modules by 2021: Roscosmos

Russia's Roscosmos state space corporation plans to make the Russian segment of the International Space Station (ISS) autonomous by 2021 by sending three additional modules to the station for that purpose, Roscosmos CEO Igor Komarov said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/16 8:47:14

China's FAST identifies 11 pulsars

China's Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST), the world's largest single-dish radio telescope, has discovered 11 new pulsars so far, the National Astronomical Observatories of China (NAOC) said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/14 10:20:54

China's AG600 aircraft to attempt first water takeoff in second half of 2018

China's AG600 amphibious aircraft will attempt its first takeoff from water in the city of Jingmen, Hubei Province, in the second half of this year, according to its developer, the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/13 8:27:10