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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

Vodafone, Nokia to build 4G network for moon

Given that it is uninhabited and totally devoid of life, the moon might appear to be the last place that needs the building of a 4G mobile network, but thanks to Vodafone and Nokia it could get one very soon.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/1 7:24:36

Moon emerges from cloud of vaporized Earth rock: study

A new theory about the origin of the moon has suggested that the moon was not spun out of the aftermath of a collision, but emerged from a seething, donut-shaped cloud of vaporized rock inside the Earth.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/1 7:23:39

China's carrier rocket sea launch enhances load capability: analysts

China will launch its carrier rocket from the sea for the first time in 2018, which would allow China to narrow the gap in sea launches.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/28 23:08:39

China speeds up research, commercialization of space shuttles

China will accelerate research and commercial use of rocket upper stages, a carrier rocket official said on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/24 16:44:55

China to set 300-plus-satellite constellation to serve communication

China will establish a constellation of more than 300 low-orbit satellites to provide global communication services, the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) announced Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/23 23:23:47

SpaceX launches 1st of its broadband internet satellites

US private flight company SpaceX on Thursday launched its first two test satellites for its global broadband internet-in-space project.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/23 8:06:18

SpaceX postpones Falcon 9 rocket launch due to high-altitude winds

SpaceX called off an attempted launch of its Falcon 9 rocket Wednesday morning due to strong high-altitude winds and is slated to launch its first Starlink broadband satellites on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/22 9:24:37

Israel Mars simulation: spacesuits, isolation and soil samples

"We're going to Mars!" "Astronaut" Jacqueline Fay told CGTN as she exited the 50x50-meter Mars pod she and five other space explorers had shared for four days.
Source: CGTN | 2018/2/21 13:27:56

SpaceX to launch first of its global internet satellites

SpaceX plans to launch its first demonstration satellite Wednesday for its internet-in-space project. It plans eventually to have thousands of small satellites delivering broadband access around the world.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/21 8:42:52

Mars is recreated in Israeli desert

Israeli analog astronauts take part in the D-Mars project at the Desert Mars Analog Ramon Station in the Negev Desert near Mitzpe Ramon, Israel, on Feb. 18, 2018. A four-day-long Mars habitat experiment by six Israeli scientists ended on Sunday in the country's Negev desert.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/20 1:36:23

NASA's Senior Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity keeps finding surprises

US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)'s senior Mars rover, Opportunity, recently used its navigation camera to take the component images of possible "rock stripes," NASA said Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/18 16:14:37

Two engineers finish 6-hour spacewalk to fix robotic arm

Two engineers on the International Space Station (ISS) completed the 208th spacewalk lasting 5 hours and 57 minutes to repair the Canadian-built robotic arms on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/17 12:43:54

Moon palace participants won't be home for Spring Festival

Four college students in Beijing share a unique reason they're unable to make it home for Spring Festival this year; they are participants in simulated moon colony.
Source: Agencies - Global Times | 2018/2/16 10:11:58

Long March rockets on ambitious mission in 2018

The Long March-3B rocket launched Monday from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province marked the seventh successful mission of the Long March rocket series since the beginning of 2018.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/14 11:25:36