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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

China to launch 2nd heavy-lift carrier rocket

China is scheduled to launch the Long March-5 Y2, the country's second heavy-lift carrier rocket, from the Wenchang Space Launch Center in southern China's Hainan Province Sunday, the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence said Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/2 7:50:59

China to launch 2nd heavy-lift carrier rocket Sunday

China is scheduled to launch the Long March-5 Y2, the country's second heavy-lift carrier rocket, from the Wenchang Space Launch Center in southern China's Hainan Province Sunday, the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence said Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/1 18:06:17

Ariane-5 launches India's GSAT-17 satellite into space

French rocket Ariane-5 successfully launched GSAT-17 into space early on Thursday, adding the 3,477-kg Indian satellite to its existing fleet of 17 communication satellites.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/29 9:31:47

NASA says no pending announcement on alien life

US space agency NASA said Monday it has no pending announcement regarding extraterrestrial life, following a wave of media reports that the US agency is about to announce the evidence of alien life.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/27 11:42:24

China to launch Long March-5 Y2 in early July

China has set the window to launch its Long March-5 Y2 carrier rocket between July 2 and 5, according to the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/26 14:50:48

SpaceX successfully completes back-to-back launches in 48 hours

Just over 48 hours after its successful launch of BulgariaSat-1, US space firm SpaceX has successfully completed its second launch on Sunday with liftoff of a Falcon 9 rocket from California carrying 10 Iridium-NEXT satellites into low-Earth orbit (LEO).
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/26 10:42:22

India launches 31 satellites in single space mission

India Friday launched 31 satellites, including an earth observation satellite, in a single space mission from the southern spaceport of Sriharikota.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/23 13:19:26

SpaceX successfully launches Bulgaria's satellite with 2nd reused rocket

US space firm SpaceX on Friday successfully launched Bulgaria's first geostationary communications satellite into space with its second partly reused rocket.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/24 6:37:58

NASA releases study on future "Ice Giant" mission

US space agency NASA released a new report on Tuesday envisioning future missions to the mysterious "ice giant" planets Uranus and Neptune.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/21 20:23:26

China's cargo spacecraft starts independent operation

After flying with the Tiangong-2 space lab for about two months, China's Tianzhou-1 cargo spacecraft on Wednesday separated from the space lab and entered a stage of independent operation.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/21 16:59:05

Scientists have high expectations for China’s new space telescope

China Thursday launched a space telescope, the Hard X-ray Modulation Telescope (HXMT), or Insight, to observe black holes, neutron stars, gamma ray bursts and other celestial phenomena.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/20 17:43:39

China's cargo spacecraft completes second docking with space lab

China's Tianzhou-1 cargo spacecraft completed its second docking with Tiangong-2 space lab at 2:55 p.m. Monday, after flying around the space lab.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/20 8:35:45

NASA Kepler announces over 200 new planet candidates, 10 in habitable zone

US space agency NASA announced Monday that its Kepler space telescope has discovered 219 new planet candidates outside our Solar System.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/20 8:29:59

US scientists deliver formal proof of famous Kepler Conjecture

An international team of mathematicians led by University of Pittsburgh mathematician Thomas Hales has delivered a formal proof of the Kepler conjecture, a famous problem in discrete geometry that had gone unsolved for more than 300 years.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/20 8:28:25

New broadcasting satellite fails to enter preset orbit

A broadcasting satellite, which was launched aboard the Long March-3B carrier rocket from southwest China's Xichang Satellite Launch Center at 12:11 a.m. Monday, failed to enter the preset orbit.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/19 17:30:21

China to 'plant' potatoes on the moon

Scientists in China have unveiled multiple tasks they plan to carry out as part of the lunar exploration program at the just-concluded Global Space Exploration Conference (GLEX 2017) in Beijing.
Source: China Plus | 2017/6/18 17:56:53

China's quantum satellite achieves "spooky action" at record distance

A team of Chinese scientists have realized the satellite-based distribution of entangled photon pairs over 1,200 kilometers. The photon pairs were demonstrated to be still entangled after travelling long distances.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/17 12:40:26