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China names new moon rover "Yutu-2"

China has chosen the name "Yutu-2", or Jade Rabbit-2, for its new moon rover, the China National Space Administration (CNSA) announced late Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/4 9:36:15

Chang'e-4 lands on largest crater in solar system

China's Chang'e-4 lunar probe has made the first-ever soft landing on the far side of the moon. Experts believe that the precise landing will help prepare the country for its following lunar exploration and future expeditions to other planets.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/3 17:53:49

China's Chang'e-4 probe makes historic landing on moon's far side

China's Chang'e-4 probe touched down on the far side of the moon Thursday, becoming the first spacecraft to make a soft-landing on the moon's uncharted side that is never visible from earth.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/3 16:55:26

China, EU on path of expanding cooperation in outer space

China's Chang'e-4 lunar probe was launched earlier this month, and it is expected to make the first-ever soft landing on the far side of the moon. During the mission, China has cooperated with four other countries, three of which are from Europe, an epitome of the increasing space cooperation between China and the European Union (EU) in recent years.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/31 9:29:12

China's Chang'e-4 probe changes orbit to prepare for moon-landing

China's Chang'e-4 probe entered a planned orbit Sunday morning to prepare for the first-ever soft landing on the far side of the moon, the China National Space Administration (CNSA) announced.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/30 11:38:36

China launches six Yunhai-2 satellites for atmospheric environment research

China successfully sent six atmospheric environment research satellites and a test communication satellite into orbit Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/29 22:05:15

Space travel becomes the new frontier in animal preservation

China launched a carrier rocket this week containing genes from near-extinct animals in an attempt to preserve endangered wildlife.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/28 0:36:57

China-made jetliner completes overwater demo flight


Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/26 13:53:25

China launches telecommunication technology test satellite

China successfully launched the No. 3 telecommunication technology test satellite on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/25 11:04:08

China launches telecommunication technology test satellite

China successfully launched the No. 3 telecommunication technology test satellite on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/25 8:31:25

China launches first low-Earth-orbit satellite

China launched its first low-Earth-orbit satellite at 7:51 am on Saturday at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Northwest China's Gansu Province, making substantial progress in the country's construction of a satellite communications system.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/22 13:25:21

Saturn is eating away its icy rings: NASA

The United States space agency NASA confirmed that Saturn is quickly losing its rings due to the planet's magnetic field.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/18 8:10:35

Virgin Galactic's spaceplane successfully tests edge of space

US spaceflight company Virgin Galactic's spaceplane SpaceShipTwo successfully flew to suborbital space during a test flight on Thursday from Mojave in the western US state of California, reaching an altitude of 51.4 miles (82.7 km).
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/14 15:14:10

Cyberthreat Centre Reveals What Cyberattack on Moscow Cable Car Was Designed For

The cyberattack on the Moscow cable car was designed to extort money for a decryption key, Nikolai Murashov, deputy director of the Russian National Cyberthreat Response Centre, said Tuesday.
Source: sputniknews.com | 2018/12/13 20:40:48

Chang'e-4: 'First Landing is Milestone in Space Exploration' – Professor

Chinese aircraft Chang'e-4 is set to land on the dark side of the moon for the first time. Radio Sputnik discussed the mission with Ian Crawford, professor of planetary science and astrobiology at Birkbeck, University of London.
Source: sputniknews.com | 2018/12/13 20:38:04

NASA Rejected Russia's Proposal to Jointly Probe Hole in Soyuz - Source

NASA did not accept the invitation of the Russian side to hold a joint investigation of August's incident when a hole was discovered in the hull of the Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft, a source in the space industry told Sputnik.
Source: sputniknews.com | 2018/12/13 20:29:55

China's Chang'e-4 probe enters lunar orbit

China's Chang'e-4 probe decelerated and entered the lunar orbit Wednesday, completing a vital step on its way to make the first-ever soft landing on the far side of the moon, the China National Space Administration (CNSA) announced.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/13 6:57:55