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SpaceX launches 10 more Iridium satellites

Private US spaceflight company SpaceX launched 10 more satellites from California Wednesday morning as part of an ambitious project to build a network of satellite telephone relay stations.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/25 21:12:51

Longest total lunar eclipse of the century to occur on July 27

The longest total lunar eclipse of the century will take place on Friday as people from many parts of the world will get a chance to appreciate a blood red moon, according to US space agency NASA.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/25 14:58:02

China developing in-orbit satellite transport vehicle

China is developing a space vehicle to help transport orbiting satellites that have run out of fuel, Science and Technology Daily reported Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/20 11:33:12

First of 300-satellite array in China's global communications network to be launched this year

The first satellite in the 300-satellite array known as the Hongyan constellation, which will provide worldwide communication services, is set to be launched by the end of this year.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/15 22:58:39

High-energy "ghost particle" reveals birthplace of cosmic rays: studies

An international group of astrophysicists has for the first time determined the birthplace of a highest-energy neutrino, nearly four billion light-years away from Earth.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/13 12:54:19

China launches two satellites for Pakistan

China launched two satellites for Pakistan on a Long March-2C rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Northwest China's Gansu Province on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/9 22:13:39

China readying for space station era: Yang Liwei

China is accelerating its timetable for a space station, with the core capsule expected to be launched in 2020, says Yang Liwei, director of the China Manned Space Engineering Office and the country's first astronaut.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/9 6:12:53

China to develop new series of carrier rockets: expert

China aims to develop a new series of small, medium, large and heavy-lift Long March carrier rockets by 2030 to meet the demands of its space operations, according to an expert.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/2 15:59:16

China introduces millimeter wave tech into airports security checks

China has officially introduced a human imaging device with millimeter wave technology into its airports security checks, according to civil aviation authorities.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/2 9:59:17

Cigar-Like Interstellar Object `Oumuamua Now Considered a 'Tiny, Weird Comet'

So it turns out that mysterious cigar-shaped interstellar object that flew through the solar system last year is actually a comet, according to a new study published Wednesday in the journal Nature.
Source: | 2018/7/1 19:23:56

China launches new-tech experiment twin satellites

China successfully launched new-tech experiment twin satellites on the Long March-2C rocket from southwest China's Xichang Satellite Launch Center Wednesday morning.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/27 13:46:35

NASA seeks partnership with US industry to develop first Gateway element

The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) released a draft solicitation through a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) this week, seeking partnership for the first element of the Gateway, which will become the orbital outpost for robotic and human exploration operations in deep space.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/25 12:05:47

Queqiao satellite the bridge to China's lunar exploration

If all goes to plan, China will soon make history as the first country to put a lander and a rover on the far side of the moon. Information gleaned from such a mission may answer questions about the universe that we have not even thought to ask yet.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/22 14:40:40

Chinese envoy calls for strengthening of outer space governance, cooperation

A Chinese envoy on Wednesday called for strengthening of outer space governance and cooperation in the international community's joint effort to build a shared future in space exploration.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/21 8:39:01

Southwest China builds high altitude cosmic-ray observatory

Construction has begun on a large, high altitude cosmic-ray observatory in the Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Southwest China's Sichuan Province on Tuesday, which is expected to become one of the world's four biggest research institutes in the field.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/20 21:58:41

China committed to cooperation for better space governance: China's envoy to UN

China is committed to cooperation for a common development in outer space, which is a new domain for promoting the well-being of all mankind, said Shi Zhongjun, China's envoy to UN in Vienna, on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/20 9:00:12

Norway's first electric aircraft takes to the skies

Norway's first electric aircraft took to the skies on Monday as the Nordic country that is known for electric cars vowed to electrify its aviation as well.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/19 19:33:13

Chinese satellite could link world to Moon's dark side: space expert

A satellite with a huge golden umbrella-shaped antenna is in an orbit more than 400,000 km from Earth, waiting for Chang'e-4, which is set to be the first ever probe to land softly on the Moon's far side.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/18 17:38:45