SCI-TECH >> Air & Space

Tiangong-1 reenters Earth's atmosphere

Tiangong-1, China' s experimental space lab, reentered the Earth's atmosphere at around 8:15 a.m. on Monday, China Manned Space Engineering Office (CMSEO) said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/2 9:21:47

Tiangong-1 to re-enter Earth's atmosphere on April 2

Tiangong-1, China's first space lab, will re-enter the Earth's atmosphere on April 2, China Manned Space Engineering Office (CMSEO) said on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/2 6:21:53

India's communications satellite GSAT-6A suffers setback: local media

Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) communication satellite GSAT-6A has suffered a serious setback, local television news channel NDTV reported Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/1 13:57:38

China launches high resolution earth observation satellites

China on Saturday launched three Gaofen-1 imaging satellites as part of the country's high-definition earth observation project.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/1 6:40:38

SpaceX launches 10 satellites for Iridium on used rocket

US private spaceflight company SpaceX launched 10 communications satellites into orbit for Iridium Communications on a used Falcon 9 rocket from California on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/31 7:18:58

China's astronaut training in final stages

Chinese astronauts have begun comprehensive space station training, marking the final step in China's human space project, specialist noted.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/30 23:08:41

2 astronauts complete 6-hour spacewalk outside Int'l Space Station: NASA

Two NASA astronauts performed a 6-hour spacewalk Thursday outside the International Space Station, according to the United States space agency NASA.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/30 9:28:48

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