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SpaceX puts 10 next generation satellites into orbit in bid to cover entire Earth's surface

The US private spaceflight company SpaceX successfully delivered 10 satellites to low-Earth orbit on Monday from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California and landed its Falcon 9 on a droneship in the Pacific Ocean.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/10 9:32:38

China launches remote sensing satellite for Venezuela

China launched Venezuela's remote sensing satellite, VRSS-2, into a preset orbit from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the Gobi desert at 12:13 Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/10 0:39:02

China launches remote sensing satellite for Venezuela

China launched Venezuela's remote sensing satellite, VRSS-2, into a preset orbit from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China's Gobi desert at 12:13 on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/9 14:08:45

US astronauts repair robotic arm outside space station

Two US astronauts floated outside the International Space Station on Thursday on a spacewalk to repair the orbiting laboratory's robotic arm.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/6 14:55:24

Pence says US to send astronauts to moon, Mars and beyond

US Vice President Mike Pence said on Thursday that the United States will return astronauts to the moon to build the foundation for human missions to Mars and beyond.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/6 10:09:30

SpaceX reveals plan for manned journey to Mars by 2024

Elon Musk, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX), speaks on the final day of the 68th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Adelaide, Australia, on Sept. 29, 2017. SpaceX unveiled its plans to put humans on Mars as early as 2024 in Australia on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/30 12:20:13

SpaceX reveals plan for manned journey to Mars by 2024

Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX) unveiled its plans to put humans on Mars as early as 2024 in Australia on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/29 21:35:31

China launches three satellites

China launched three remote sensing satellites Friday on a Long March-2C rocket from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/29 13:24:50

Moon village the first stop to Mars: ESA

Setting up a permanent village on the moon is the first step toward exploring Mars, the European Space Agency said Thursday as plans to reach and colonize the Red Planet gathered pace.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/28 22:33:39

US, Russia to collaborate on "deep space gateway": NASA

The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and its Russian counterpart Roscosmos signed a joint statement on building a "deep space gateway" in lunar orbit, NASA said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/28 12:19:32

UN official commends China's role in space cooperation

China is an active member of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space and is impressive in opening its space missions to other countries, said Simonetta Di Pippo, Director of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA).
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/28 10:46:36

Russia, US join in lunar station project

Russia and the US agreed Wednesday to cooperate on a NASA-led project to build the first lunar space station, as part of a long-term project to send humans to Mars.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/27 23:08:39

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