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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

China to launch 10 BeiDou satellites in 2019

China will send 10 satellites to join the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) through seven separate launches this year, the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) announced Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/30 8:40:12

Chinese air carriers join hands in scale operation of ARJ21 jetliner

The ARJ21, China's first indigenously developed regional jetliner, will enter the scale operation phase in the joint hands of two domestic airliners, according to its developer the Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China (COMAC).
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/27 9:47:27

Oldest piece of Earth found on moon

A rock sample collected by Apollo 14 astronauts in 1971 from the moon's surface might well be the oldest piece of the Earth, according to recent research.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/26 17:38:45

China launches two satellites for multispectral imaging

China launched two satellites for multispectral imaging on a Long March-11 rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China at 1:42 pm on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/21 17:35:00

NASA cooperates with China on moon exploration

The United States space agency said Friday that its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) is expected to image the landing site of China's lunar lander Chang'e-4 on Jan. 31.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/19 13:38:46

China open to int'l cooperation in future space missions

China is open to international cooperation in its future space missions, officials from the Chinese National Space Administration (CNSA) said Monday at a press conference on the Chang'e-4 probe.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/15 9:16:16

China Focus: Chang'e-4 to measure lunar temperatures during freezing night

The night on the moon is dark and cold, yet Chinese scientists don't know exactly how cold it can be. The Chang'e-4 probe, which made the first-ever soft-landing on the far side of the moon, will help them measure the moon's temperatures.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/14 8:24:15

SpaceX to lay off 10 percent of employees

US space technology firm SpaceX, led by Elon Musk, will lay off about 10 percent of its more than 6,000 employees, according to media reports.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/14 8:18:12

China Focus: Chang'e-4 lunar probe to lay groundwork for human return to moon

Nearly 50 years have passed since people first stood on the moon. Can we return? How will radiation on the moon affect astronauts? How much water is there? Where did the water come from?
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/13 11:12:33

China to deepen lunar exploration: space expert

As the Chang'e-4 probe made the first-ever soft landing on the far side of the moon, a senior Chinese space expert said China will deepen its lunar exploration and venture further into the unknown.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/12 15:45:50

Chang'e-4 mission an important innovational achievement: congratulatory message

The Chang'e-4 mission, a further remarkable achievement in China's space program, marks an important stride toward China being a strong country in space exploration, hailed a congratulatory message sent by the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, the State Council and the Central Military Commission (CMC) on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/12 11:11:35

Mission accomplished: Chang'e-4, Yutu II take photos of each other on moon's far side

At 4:47 pm Friday, photos of two five-star red flags on China's lunar lander and rover flashed on a screen at Beijing Aerospace Control Center.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/11 20:03:40

China declares Chang'e-4 mission complete success

China announced Friday that the Chang'e-4 mission, which realized the first-ever soft-landing on the far side of the moon, was a complete success.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/11 17:20:58

China welcomes world's scientists to collaborate in lunar exploration

The Chang'e-4 mission, which accomplished the first-ever soft landing on the far side of the moon, embodies China's hope to combine human wisdom in future space exploration.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/11 13:12:15

NASA continues to rely on Russia: Roscosmos head

The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) intends to continue cooperation with Russia in exploring outer space despite pressure from Washington, a Russian official said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/11 13:08:34