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China launches new meteorological satellite

China launched a new meteorological satellite, Fengyun-3D, at 2:35 a.m. Beijing Time Wednesday from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in northern China's Shanxi Province.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/15 7:48:11

Al Fursan aerobatics demonstration team perform at Dubai Air Show

Aircraft of the Al Fursan aerobatics demonstration team perform during the 15th Dubai Air Show in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, on Nov. 13, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/14 8:13:13

Former Apollo 15 member Al Worden lauds UAE space program for post-oil era

Alfred (Al) Worden, the former Command Pilot for the Apollo 15 lunar mission in 1971, said the space program of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is an important scheme to inspire young Emirati nationals to work outside the oil industry and to prepare the country for the post-oil era.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/14 7:41:06

China to get a third telescope for Antarctic observations

China will add a third Antarctic Survey Telescope (AST3) to the South Pole array for observing gravitational waves, and introduce more equipment for its observation work, Chinese scientists said on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/12 22:18:40

C919 starts first long-distance test flight

The Chinese-produced large passenger jet, C919, started its first long-distance test flight on Friday morning.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/10 13:19:10

SpaceX rockets to launch 2 Turkish satellites

Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX), an American aerospace company found by Elon Musk, will launch two Turkish satellites to space, according to an agreement signed on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/10 8:11:05

SpaceX rocket engine explodes during test at Texas facility

US aerospace firm SpaceX suffered a rocket-engine explosion during a test of its next-generation model on Saturday at the company's test facility in the US state of Texas.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/10 2:17:58

C919 takes first long-distance flight in preparation for further tests

The Chinese-produced large passenger jet, C919, will make its first long-distance flight on Friday, leaving Shanghai for northwest China's Shaanxi Province where it will undergo further testing.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/10 2:11:48

C919 jetliner undergoes final testing in Shanghai

The Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) tests its C919 aircraft for the fifth and final time from the Shanghai Pudong International Airport on November 8, 2017. This is the final test flight before the prototype will be transferred to the city of Xi'an, Shaanxi province.
Source: Ecns.cn | 2017/11/9 10:45:59

Scientists work on projects to make life easier for travellers to Mars

Three universities have been awarded funding of more than 700,000 US dollars to study the impact of spaceflight on the human body, the UK Space Agency announced Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/9 1:52:19

China to launch commercial rocket from South China Sea

China has plans to test launch a Long March rocket in the South China Sea soon, for commercial purposes, a satellites and aerospace expert said.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/8 22:43:40

Scientists may discover hidden planets around nearest star

An international team of astronomers discovered emission from clouds of cold cosmic dust surrounding the Earth-sized temperate world Proxima b, discovered in 2016 and the closest planet to the Solar System, and believed there may be more hidden planets yet to find.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/6 9:34:34

China launches two BeiDou-3 navigation satellites on single carrier rocket

China launched two BeiDou-3 satellites into space via a single carrier rocket to support its global navigation and positioning network at 7:45 pm Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/6 0:37:10

China aerospace giant working on satellite clusters for global communications

China's giant State-owned aerospace company is eying the commercial end of the industry, with the idea of setting up a satellite company that can create a global Internet of Things (IoT).
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/2 22:13:40

Three new gas giants may provide hint into major astronomical mystery

European astronomers with the Super Wide Angle Search for Planets (SuperWASP) consortium of planet hunters have detected three new gas giant alien worlds.
Source: Sputniknews.com | 2017/11/2 18:25:20

Advanced version of China's 1st electric plane makes maiden flight

A pilot checks the RX1E-A, a two-seater aircraft designed by Shenyang Aerospace University, at Caihu airport in Shenyang, capital of northeast China's Liaoning Province, Nov. 1, 2017. An advanced version of China's first electric plane made its maiden flight on Wednesday, extending the single flight time to two hours from around 45 minutes.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/2 7:53:53

China's reusable spacecraft to be launched in 2020

China plans to launch its reusable spacecraft in 2020, according to a statement from China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/1 3:34:59

Quantum communication networks put in service in central China

A quantum telecommunication network has been put into service in Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei Province, the network builder said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/31 17:57:11