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Gold replica of US space module pinched from Ohio museum

A gold replica of a lunar landing module gifted to US astronaut Neil Armstrong by French jewlers has been pilfered from an Ohio museum, with security footage offering little help to police.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/2 17:33:40

China's in-orbit cargo spacecraft releases CubeSat

China's Tianzhou-1 cargo spacecraft on Tuesday successfully released a cube satellite (CubeSat) while in orbit, according to China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASTC).
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/2 15:58:13

China to preload BeiDou for most motorcycles by 2018

Most motorcycles made in China are expected to be preloaded with BeiDou navigation system by 2018, according to a meeting on the promotion of BeiDou on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/1 8:23:52

Int'l team lends credence to "cold dark matter" model

An international team of cosmologists has used data from the intergalactic medium, namely the vast, largely empty space between galaxies, to narrow down what dark matter could be and cast doubt on a relatively new theory called "fuzzy dark matter."
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/27 7:45:31

Ready for action

A Soyuz MS-05 rocket, which will take NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik, European Space Agency astronaut Paolo Nespoli and Russian cosmonaut commander Sergei Ryazansky to the International Space Station, awaits its launch, scheduled on Friday, at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/26 23:43:39

Chinese scientists make new breakthrough in quantum communication

Chinese scientists have made another breakthrough in quantum communication, demonstrating long-distance free-space quantum key distribution during daylight.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/26 8:31:24

Holograms may help search for life signs in space: new study

A technique called digital holographic microscopy, which uses lasers to record 3-D images, may help scientists spot extraterrestrial microbes, according to a NASA's new research.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/26 8:20:27

Europe finds cause of Galileo’s faulty clocks

Investigators have uncovered the problems behind the failure of atomic clocks onboard satellites belonging to the beleaguered Galileo satellite navigation (satnav) system, the European Commission said Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/21 19:30:25

Gigantic 'alien mothership' spotted by International Space Station

Footage has emerged of what leading UFO researchers believe to be an alien "mothership" - the mammoth craft was spotted on NASA's live feed of the space region adjacent to the International Space Station (ISS).
Source: Sputniknews.com | 2017/7/20 19:23:10

Russia's Soyuz-2.1a rocket delivers 73 satellites into orbits: Roscosmos

A Russian Soyuz-2.1a launch vehicle successfully delivered record-breaking 73 satellites into three different orbits on Friday, Russia's State Space Corporation Roscosmos said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/15 8:51:36

2nd volunteer group steps into simulated space "cabin" Yuegong-1

Volunteers make a call in the simulated space "cabin" Yuegong-1 at Beihang University in Beijing, capital of China, July 9, 2017. The second volunteer group, two men and two women, replaced the first group and stepped into Yuegong-1 on Sunday. They will stay there for 200 days. The experiment, code-named "Yuegong-365," is Beihang's second attempt to see how the Bioregenerative Life Support System (BLSS) works in a moon-like environment.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/10 9:37:03

European space agency unveils craft for first mission to Mercury

European and Japanese scientists Thursday proudly unveiled the BepiColombo spacecraft ahead of its seven-year journey to Mercury, one of the Solar System's most enigmatic planets.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/6 20:53:39

Chinese satellite Zhongxing-9A enters preset orbit

The communications satellite Zhongxing-9A has entered its preset orbit over two weeks after its launch on June 19.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/6 14:09:40

SpaceX successfully launches 3rd satellite in 12 days

SpaceX launched a commercial communications satellite into space using a Falcon 9 rocket on Wednesday, its third flight in just 12 days.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/6 11:24:38

Radiation poisoning in astronauts could be a thing of the past with new Aussie invention

The threat of radiation poisoning could soon become a thing of the past for astronauts on spacewalks, after Australian scientists invented a super thin nanomaterial which protects surfaces from light and radiation.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/4 13:30:27

Experts to investigate glitch in Long March-5 Y2 rocket launch failure

China on Sunday night launched the Long March-5 Y2, the country's largest heavy-lift carrier rocket, to send China's heaviest satellite, but unfortunately the mission was failed, and investigation of the failure is on the way.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/3 0:08:39

China's launch of Long March-5 Y2 carrier rocket fails

The launch of China's latest heavy-lift carrier rocket, the Long March-5 Y2, was announced unsuccessful on Sunday evening.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/2 20:20:21

China's 2nd heavy-lift carrier rocket blasts off

China on Sunday evening launched the Long March-5 Y2, the country's second heavy-lift carrier rocket, from Wenchang Space Launch Center in southern province of Hainan.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/2 19:31:50