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China to launch Long March-5 Y3 rocket in late 2018

China plans to launch its heavy-lift carrier rocket, the Long March-5 Y3, in late 2018, after finding the cause of the failure of the Long March-5 Y2, according to the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/16 15:45:37

China to launch new weather satellite

China will launch a new meteorological satellite in the first half this year to further boost its weather forecasting capabilities, according to China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/16 13:11:27

Flowers on the Moon? China's Chang'e-4 to launch lunar spring

China's Chang'e-4 lunar probe is expected to do many things unprecedented in space history after its launch later this year, such as touching down softly on the far side of the Moon and taking the first flowers to blossom on the lifeless lunar surface.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/12 13:49:45

Europe launches satellite to start space junk clean-up mission

European engineers launched a satellite to the International Space Station (ISS) on Monday to track space junk and take it back to the earth, kicking off the RemoveDebris project.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/3 13:37:34

Astronomers capture most distant star ever seen

American astronomers have captured the most distant normal star ever observed, some 9 billion light years from Earth, thanks to a rare cosmic alignment.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/3 9:08:44

SpaceX launches spacecraft in resupply mission to Int'l Space Station

The United States space agency NASA's cargo provider SpaceX launched a Dragon spacecraft Monday afternoon, starting its resupply mission to the International Space Station.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/3 9:02:36

Gravitational wave project makes public debut

Progress on the Tianqin project, a Chinese research project to detect gravitational waves, was revealed to the public on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/2 22:28:40

Tiangong-1 achieved milestone in history of aerospace: expert

Tiangong-1 has completed its main tasks and remains a significant milestone of Chinese aerospace history, a Chinese specialist said as the country bid farewell to its first space lab, which re-entered the Earth on Monday morning.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/2 21:58:40

US military confirms Tiangong-1's re-entry

The US Strategic Command's Joint Force Space Component Command (JFSCC) confirmed that Tiangong-1, China's experimental space lab, re-entered the Earth's atmosphere over the southern Pacific Ocean at about 5:16 p.m. PST (0016 April 2 GMT) Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/2 11:35:11

Tiangong-1: pioneer of China' s space station

China's experimental space lab, Tiangong-1, has been mostly burned up as it reentered the Earth's atmosphere on Monday, but its life as a pioneer of China's future space station is memorable.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/2 10:23:56

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