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China to open Chang'e-4 lunar probe data to world

China will gradually open data collected by the Chang'e-4 lunar probe to the world, the country's lunar program chief designer said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/3 20:30:18

FarFarOut to Planet X? Astronomers Spot Most Distant Object in Solar System

As Dr Sheppard and his colleagues scrupulously scoured the night sky with some of the world's most powerful and wide-angled telescopes, their search netted the lion's share of the objects known to be the farthest from the sun.
Source: Sputnik | 2019/2/28 13:52:16

Chinese scientists envision solar power station in space: report

Chinese scientists are exploring the possibility of setting up a space-based solar power station, which is expected to reduce pollution back on Earth and mitigate energy shortfalls, local media reported Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/27 10:58:24

BeiDou Navigation System completed first outbound trip, eyeing promotion in global markets

Chinese cargo ship Rongda Changsha equipped with terminal products of BeiDou Navigation Satellite System arrived at Brunei recently after embarking from Luojing Port in Shanghai, marking the first successful application of BeiDou terminal products and unveiling the ambition of promoting BeiDou products to the international market.
Source: People's Daily Overseas New Media | 2019/2/21 16:46:07

New radar system installed at Chinese research base in Antarctica

Chinese researchers have installed and tested a fluorescence Doppler lidar system at a research base in Antarctica during a mission that was just concluded last week and are now heading home.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/21 10:58:59

NASA's lunar orbiter has its third, overhead look on China's Chang'e-4 probe

The United States space agency NASA said Friday that its lunar orbiter has observed the landing site of China's Chang'e-4 lunar probe for the third time, capturing a much sharper view.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/16 9:34:07

China's quantum communication satellite to extend working lifetime by two yrs: scientist

A Chinese researcher said China's satellite Quantum Experiments at Space Scale (QUESS) or Micius would work at least two more years beyond its two-year working lifetime and carry out more international cooperation.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/15 15:06:11

China's C919 jetliner to speed up test flights in 2019

China's C919 large passenger aircraft project will see an overall accelerative test flight phase with the test fleet reaching six in 2019, according to its developer on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/14 9:37:54

US to extend use of Russian spacecraft for ISS mission until April 2020 : report

The United States will extend the use of Russia's Soyuz spacecraft to carry astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) and ensure their return to the Earth until April 2020, Sputnik news agency reported Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/13 14:26:27

China's Chang'e-4 probe switches back to dormant mode

The lander and the rover of the Chang'e-4 probe have been switched to dormant mode for the lunar night after working stably during China's Spring Festival, according to China's Lunar and Deep Space Exploration Center.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/13 14:24:32

China needs to prepare for cooperation, competition with NASA on lunar exploration: expert

China should be prepared for both cooperation and competition with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), since NASA is paying great attention to China's lunar exploration mission, said a Chinese expert on Thursday after NASA photographed China's new lunar lander on the far side of the moon.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/7 16:21:50

SpaceX successfully test-fires rocket engine Raptor

SpaceX has successfully finished the static fire test of Raptor engine designed to power rockets including Starship.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/4 17:18:21

Chinese astronomers find over 10,000 metal-poor star candidates

Chinese astronomers have discovered more than 10,000 metal-poor star candidates, which may help shed light on the early universe and the emergence of the first stars and galaxies.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/3 22:33:10

Chang'e-4 finds moon's far side colder than expected during night

China's Chang'e-4 probe, having made the first-ever soft landing on moon's far side, found that the temperature of the lunar surface dropped to as low as minus 190 degrees centigrade, colder than expected.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/31 17:18:48

China's Chang'e-4 lunar lander and Yutu II rover wake up after long, frozen night on dark side of the moon

China's lunar lander Chang'e-4 and lunar rover Yutu II have woken up after their first night on the dark side of the moon.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/31 16:53:38

Chang'e-4 finds moon's far side colder than expected during night

China's Chang'e-4 probe, having made the first-ever soft landing on moon's far side, found that the temperature of the lunar surface dropped to as low as minus 190 degrees centigrade, colder than expected.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/31 16:29:14

China unveils more details about Chang'e-5 probe

China unveils on Tuesday more details about the Chang'e-5 probe, which will undergo multiple flight phases before the mission is completed.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/30 8:42:17

Roundup: China to send over 50 spacecraft into space via over 30 launches in 2019

China is going to send more than 50 spacecraft into space via over 30 launches this year, according to the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/30 8:40:40