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Next-gen Long March rockets to be developed by 2030: report

China is expected to develop a new generation of Long March carrier rockets by 2030, a rocket designer said on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/11 22:24:09

Chinese scientists find 6 new pulsar stars using world's largest radio telescope

Chinese scientists have discovered six new pulsar stars in the Milky Way using the 500-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST), the world's largest radio telescope.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/10 23:23:40

TV program reveals China's hypersonic aircraft models

A documentary broadcast on Sunday reveals China's hypersonic aircraft models for the first time, with experts saying it shows China's breakthrough in aircraft technology for civilian and military use.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/10 23:23:39

Japan launches 4th GPS-improving Michibiki satellite into orbit

Japan's space agency on Tuesday successfully launched into orbit a fourth and final satellite as part of an overall new system to improve global positioning data for a number of services and systems.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/10 13:26:28

China's FAST telescope finds two pulsars during trial operation

After one year of trial operation, the China-based FAST, the world's largest single-dish radio telescope, has identified two pulsars, the National Astronomical Observatories of China (NAOC) said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/10 11:44:44

SpaceX puts 10 next generation satellites into orbit in bid to cover entire Earth's surface

The US private spaceflight company SpaceX successfully delivered 10 satellites to low-Earth orbit on Monday from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California and landed its Falcon 9 on a droneship in the Pacific Ocean.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/10 9:32:38

China launches remote sensing satellite for Venezuela

China launched Venezuela's remote sensing satellite, VRSS-2, into a preset orbit from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the Gobi desert at 12:13 Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/10 0:39:02

China launches remote sensing satellite for Venezuela

China launched Venezuela's remote sensing satellite, VRSS-2, into a preset orbit from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China's Gobi desert at 12:13 on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/9 14:08:45

US astronauts repair robotic arm outside space station

Two US astronauts floated outside the International Space Station on Thursday on a spacewalk to repair the orbiting laboratory's robotic arm.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/6 14:55:24

Pence says US to send astronauts to moon, Mars and beyond

US Vice President Mike Pence said on Thursday that the United States will return astronauts to the moon to build the foundation for human missions to Mars and beyond.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/6 10:09:30

SpaceX reveals plan for manned journey to Mars by 2024

Elon Musk, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX), speaks on the final day of the 68th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Adelaide, Australia, on Sept. 29, 2017. SpaceX unveiled its plans to put humans on Mars as early as 2024 in Australia on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/30 12:20:13

SpaceX reveals plan for manned journey to Mars by 2024

Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX) unveiled its plans to put humans on Mars as early as 2024 in Australia on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/29 21:35:31

China launches three satellites

China launched three remote sensing satellites Friday on a Long March-2C rocket from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/29 13:24:50

Moon village the first stop to Mars: ESA

Setting up a permanent village on the moon is the first step toward exploring Mars, the European Space Agency said Thursday as plans to reach and colonize the Red Planet gathered pace.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/28 22:33:39

US, Russia to collaborate on "deep space gateway": NASA

The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and its Russian counterpart Roscosmos signed a joint statement on building a "deep space gateway" in lunar orbit, NASA said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/28 12:19:32

UN official commends China's role in space cooperation

China is an active member of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space and is impressive in opening its space missions to other countries, said Simonetta Di Pippo, Director of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA).
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/28 10:46:36

Russia, US join in lunar station project

Russia and the US agreed Wednesday to cooperate on a NASA-led project to build the first lunar space station, as part of a long-term project to send humans to Mars.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/27 23:08:39

Failed rocket delays China's space missions

The unsuccessful launch of China's latest heavy-lift carrier rocket has led to the delay in several major spacecraft missions, whose cause is expected to be released at the end of the year, according to a senior space administration official.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/27 22:03:39