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China's FAST identifies 11 pulsars

China's Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST), the world's largest single-dish radio telescope, has discovered 11 new pulsars so far, the National Astronomical Observatories of China (NAOC) said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/14 10:20:54

China's AG600 aircraft to attempt first water takeoff in second half of 2018

China's AG600 amphibious aircraft will attempt its first takeoff from water in the city of Jingmen, Hubei Province, in the second half of this year, according to its developer, the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/13 8:27:10

Chinese researchers plan for reusable aerospace plane

Chinese researchers are working to combine rocket and aircraft technologies on an aerospace plane that could one day take off and land at local airports, a space expert told the Global Times as top Chinese officials revealed China's plans for reusable inner space vehicles at the two sessions in Beijing on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/12 22:58:39

Falling Tiangong-1 will not cause damage to Earth: scientist

China's first space lab Tiangong-1 was orbiting in stable condition and its fall will not cause damage to Earth, Chinese manned space office and scientists assured.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/12 22:28:39

Aerodynamic design complete, Mars probe undergoes trials

The Mars probe's aerodynamic design is complete and undergoing trials, according to China's major aerospace science and technology researcher and developer.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/11 23:23:39

China's rocket R&D needs a boost

China should approve aerospace liquid engine research and development as a special and significant project, a deputy to the National People's Congress (NPC) suggested.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/11 23:13:39

China develops reusable space plane, tough to be intercepted

China is developing its homegrown reusable space plane, which observers said could penetrate the anti-missile system once used for military purposes.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/8 16:48:39

China eyes development of liquid hydrocarbon-powered reusable launch vehicles

China is developing a reusable launch vehicle fueled by liquid hydrocarbon which will greatly reduce the cost of launching rockets, aerospace experts said.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/7 20:43:40

Google takes step forward at quantum supremacy with 72-Qubit chip

Google takes a step forward in its bid to become the first company to demonstrate "quantum supremacy" with its newest 72-qubit quantum processor, which was unveiled this week at annual American Physical Society meeting in Los Angeles.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/7 7:47:49

Main body construction of new Tibet observatory near completion

China has almost completed building the world's highest cosmic ray telescope in Tibet's Ngari prefecture, the chief scientist told the Global Times on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/6 16:48:39

Stephen Hawking says nothing was around before origin of universe

"There was nothing around before the Big, Big Bang," British physicist Stephen Hawking said during a TV talk show aired Sunday on National Geographic Channel, propounding his theory on what happened before the universe came into existence.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/6 10:11:36

China to launch Long March-5B rocket in 2019

China will launch the Long March-5B carrier rocket into space in 2019, according to a spokesperson for the China Manned Space Engineering Office (CMSEO).
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/5 23:21:38

China's space station could do some ISS work after 2024: observer

China will launch the core module of its space station by around 2020, with experts predicting that China's space station could play an important role in continuing the work of the International Space Station (ISS).
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/5 19:48:39

China eyes for deep space with 500-ton liquid rocket engine

China will complete construction and fitting work of a prototype of its 500-ton liquid rocket engine within this year, a senior executive from the country's main liquid rocket manufacturer announced on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/5 17:38:40

Chinese space firms to launch satellites for planet-wide internet services

Two Chinese companies are competing to build a planetary mobile broadband internet service based on low-orbiting satellite networks, officials from Chinese aerospace firms revealed in Beijing on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/4 23:08:40

China prepares for flagship X-ray space observatory

The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) declared Friday that it would start to make preparations for a new flagship X-ray space observatory for the research of black holes, neutron stars and quark stars.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/3 8:48:35

Neutron star emitting ultra-bright X-rays found pulling more matter than expected

An international team of astronomers found new evidences that a few ultraluminous X-ray (ULXs) sources, glowing with X-ray light equal to the total output at all wavelengths of millions of suns, are relatively small neutron stars, and one of the neutron star consumes more matter than expected.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/3 8:05:31

NASA, ULA send next-generation weather satellite to geostationary orbit

The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on Thursday successfully launched the second in a series of next-generation weather satellites.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/2 13:11:08